Routes Weekly top five: Farnborough Airshow, Routes Africa, Delta-WestJet JV, SkyTeam and Nigeria Air

Our top five stories this week: Major orders for Boeing and Airbus at Farnborough Airshow; Routes Africa highlights; WestJet and Delta to create transborder joint venture; high hopes for SkyTeam; new Nigerian carrier and more.

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1. Farnborough Airshow 2018 - latest news and order updates
The Farnborough International Airshow has taken place this week, with some major orders for Boeing and Airbus. Find out all the latest orders - details of serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman's new venture - on our live blog. Read more

2. Routes Africa 2018
Ghana has hosted Routes Africa 2018, which brought together leading airlines, airports and tourism authorities. Read our interviews with the likes of Ethiopian’s Tewolde GebreMariam and SAA’s Vuyani Jarana, as well as viewing some of the best images from the event and finding out who won the Routes Africa Marketing Awards

3. WestJet and Delta to create transborder joint venture 
WestJet and Delta Air Lines are moving ahead with their plans for a transborder joint venture, deepening their existing codeshare partnership. Read more

4. High hopes for SkyTeam
The global airline alliance has a new leader and aspirations to grow its membership by recruiting carriers in India and Brazil. Read more

5. Nigeria reveals plans for new national carrier 
Fifteen years since the demise of Nigeria Airways and almost six since Air Nigeria ceased trading, the country is set to get a new national carrier later this year. Read more

PLUS: 
Route rundown: JFK-MEX, KRK-TLV, MAD-OZZ
Bulletin board: aviation industry news round-up
Collaboration the secret of success for Cape Town Air Access
Airline in focus: Finnair
New aircraft to open up route opportunities for SunExpress 
Routes Podcast: South African Airways' CEO Vuyani Jarana
ASM North America clients secure $1.5m air service grants 


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