Deliveries of the first E190F to Astral will start in the third quarter of 2024. Photo - Embraer

Sanjeev Gadhia, Astral’s founder and popular industry persona, is a busy man with big ambitions, according to this CH Aviation article. He plans to spread his wings outside Africa: he will divest some 70% of his stake in Astral and start new AOCs in Europe, the Middle East and Australia. He has already announced plans for South Africa’s Suid Cargo – now Ireland and Malta are in his sights. An interesting read on an interesting man.

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