Twitter round-up: Top international routes in Africa most popular tweet in November 2019

16 December 2019 (Last Updated July 3rd, 2020 15:15)

Airport Technology lists ten of the most popular tweets in airlines in November 2019, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform. The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.

Twitter round-up: Top international routes in Africa most popular tweet in November 2019

Most popular tweets in airlines in November 2019: Top ten

1. Alex Macheras’ tweet on Africa’s top five international routes

Alex Macheras, an aviation analyst, tweeted about the top five international routes in Africa by total seats. Mauritius to Reunion Island was the top international route, followed by Harare to Johannesburg and Entebbe to Nairobi. The Addis Ababa to Nairobi and Gaborone to Johannesburg were the fourth and fifth top international routes in Africa.

Username: Alex Macheras

Twitter handle: @AlexInAir

Retweets: 226

Likes: 332

2. Dominic Gates’ tweet on Boeing 777X’s fuselage damage during stress test

Dominic Gates, a journalist, shared an article about the damage caused to the fuselage of a Boeing 777X aircraft during a stress test conducted at the company’s Everett facility in Washington, US.

The incident led to the depressurisation of the fuselage, splitting it wide open. It is reported to have occurred when the structural strength of the aircraft’s airframe was being put through extreme stress test.

Username: Dominic Gates

Twitter handle: @dominicgates

Retweets: 199

Likes: 294

3. Tony Fernandes’ tweet on Air Asia winning the world’s leading low-cost airline title

Tony Fernandes, CEO of Air Asia, tweeted about Air Asia winning the title of world’s leading low-cost airline for the seventh time. The airline also won the best low-cost crew in the world for the third time.

Username: Tony Fernandes

Twitter handle: @tonyfernandes

Retweets: 81

Likes: 380

4. Jon Ostrower’s tweet on American Airlines’ plans to push Boeing 737 Max’s return to service to 2020

Jon Ostrower, a journalist, tweeted that American Airlines has pushed the return to service date for Boeing 737 Max aircraft to March 2020. The Boeing 737 Max aircraft was grounded by aviation authorities across the world following two crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people.

Username: Jon Ostrower

Twitter handle: @jonostrower

Retweets: 62

Likes: 132

5. Sully Sullenberger’s tweet on FAA’s plans to increase rest period for flight attendants

Sully Sullenberger, a retired airline captain, tweeted about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) plans to increase the rest period for flight attendants with US airlines to at least ten consecutive hours for periods of duty of up to 14 hours or less. He noted that flight attendants play a vital role in the safety and security of passengers and the new plans will help them in getting adequate rest.

Username: Sully Sullenberger

Twitter handle: @Captsully

Retweets: 52

Likes: 376

6. Julie Johnsson’s tweet on the closure of a factory that produced parts for Boeing’s 747 jumbo

Julie Johnsson tweeted an article about the shutdown of a factory operated by Triumph Group that produced parts including fuselages for the Boeing 747 jumbo jetliner aircraft. The factory is being sold in parts in an auction.

The sale will require Boeing to decide on investing in making fuselages or end production of the aircraft, Julie opined.

Username: Julie Johnsson

Twitter handle: @juliejohnsson

Retweets: 44

Likes: 65

7. Ben Schlappig’s tweet of Air France’s new A350 cabin

Ben Schlappig, a blogger, shared a review of Air France’s new A350 cabin through his blog, One Mile at a Time. He covered in detail regarding the design of the cabin and the features of the seats and services offered.

Username: Ben Schlappig

Twitter handle: @OneMileataTime

Retweets: 29

Likes: 158

8. Simon Calder’s tweeton Qantas’ Project Sunrise

Simon Calder, a travel writer, tweeted about Qantas’ Project Sunrise, a research project aimed at operating direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne to New York and London. The first flight was made from New York to Sydney in 19 hours and 16 minutes in October 2019.

A second flight using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner was completed from London to Sydney with 49 passengers on-board in 19 hours and 19 minutes in November 2019.

Username: Simon Calder

Twitter handle: @SimonCalder

Retweets: 24

Likes: 85

9. Sara Nelson’s tweet on Delta Airlines’ flight attendants’ plans to join the AFA-CWA

Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), a union representing flight attendants, thanked the Air Line Pilots Association for their support for flight attendants of Delta Airlines who are working to join the union.

The flight attendants at Delta Airlines are currently not part of any union and previously voted against unionisation in 2002, 2008, and 2010. Sara is hopeful that the current economic and social landscape will result in a different outcome.

Username: Sara Nelson

Twitter handle: @FlyingWithSara

Retweets: 23

Likes: 104

10. Jennifer Schuld’s tweet on delivery of Qatar Airways Boeing 777-F Cargo aircraft

Jennifer Schuld, a photographer, tweeted an image of the newly delivered Boeing 777-F Cargo aircraft for Qatar Airways. Designated QR3372, the new aircraft will form part of the airlines’ cargo fleet that includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 16 Boeing 777 freighters, and five Airbus A330 freighters.

Username: Jennifer Schuld

Twitter handle: @JenSchuld

Retweets: 16

Likes: 116