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Air Mauritius takes delivery of third ATR72; Kenya Airways launches Rome-Nairobi service

Air Mauritius (-0.6%) took delivery of its third ATR 72 aircraft on 18-Dec-2010.

Kenya Airways (+0.6%) and Alitalia commenced direct three times weekly Rome-Nairobi service on 16-Dec-2010. The new services mark the commencement of the commercial cooperation between the carriers, which will see the introduction of codeshare services on particular routes. Kenya Airways took delivery of its first Embraer 190 aircraft on 18-Dec-2010.

Meanwhile, 1time shares dropped by 1.2% while Air Arabia (+0.6%) and Comair (+2.2%) gained slightly.

Selected African and Middle Eastern airlines share price movements: (% change): 17-Dec-2010