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Nigeria: Govt Moves to Review Bilateral Relations With Some African Co...

  The federal government is considering reviewing its bilateral relations with some African countries that have refused to approve the operations of Nigerian airlines to destinations in their places, while they are allowed to fly to Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has disclosed. Over the years, Nigeria’s diplomatic philosophy... More

IATA to Africa: invest in airport infrastructure

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has advised African governments to invest in airport infrastructure. Such investment, IATA said, would ensure improvement in air safety. Besides, focusing on airport infrastructure, the global airlines regulator also urged African governments to consider committing more resources to training... More

Ethiopian airlines targets $10bn revenue

  Ethiopian Airline says it is working to be a 10 billion dollar profit making organisation, fly 120 international and 26 domestic destinations by 2025. Mrs Seble Azena, Manager Ethiopian Airlines Holidays, disclosed this while addressing Nigerian Journalists and Tour Operators, during a tour of the airline’s facility at Bole International Airport,... More

Foreign investors wary of Nigeria’s inconsistent policies ―Deloitt...

  Leading global professional services provider, Deloitte West Africa has revealed that its intervention in seven current investment transactions in Nigeria has shown most of the investors are wary of inconsistent polices by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Speaking over the weekend at the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, Head of Strategy,... More

DA CONCERNED SAA WON’T BE PRIVATISED DESPITE BANKRUPTCY REPORTS

  The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it’s concerned that there will be no privatisation of South African Airways (SAA) despite the fact that the airline is practically bankrupt. The opposition party says SAA has been recording a loss of R1.4 billion for the first three months of the current financial year. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced... More

South Africa’s Airlink outlines early E190 deployment plans

  Airlink (South Africa) (4Z, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has announced it will use its incoming fleet of EMB-190s to serve Pietermaritzburg and Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) initially. Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows commercial operations with the type began on August 3 with ZS-YAA (msn 19000193). In a statement, the carrier said the Embraers would... More

IATA: Best 1H growth rate for air freight in seven years

  Global air freight traffic has risen 10.4% during the first half of 2017, making it the strongest half-year performance for the air cargo market sector in seven years, according to IATA’s June Air Freight Market Analysis. Freight capacity for the 1H grew 3.6% compared to the same period in 2016, resulting in a freight load factor of 44.8%.... More

Ghana Targets 5 Million Passengers Yearly With AfDB-Funded Internation...

  The construction of a new terminal at Ghana’s flagship airport – Kotoka International Airport – is expected to make the country a destination of choice with a yearly target of 5 million passengers. The project, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with a $120-million facility, will improve air transport in the country.... More

Saudi Aramco ports to impose ballast water sample initiative

  Marine logistics services provider Inchape Shipping Services (ISS) has advised that all ships from international waters will be required to provide a ballast water sample and report when calling at Saudi Aramco ports and terminals starting 16 August. In a note to its customers, ISS said the new initiative is aimed at ensuring all ships comply... More

South African Airways ‘is on verge of bankruptcy’

  South African Airways (SAA) has run out of money and is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, according to information given to the country’s parliament. It is thought the national carrier may soon be unable to pay salaries. The cash-flow statement shown to MPs and seen by the BBC paints a picture of an airline haemorrhaging cash. It says... More

IATA confirms $175m foreign airlines fund still trapped in Nigeria

  The International Air Transport Association ( IATA) has confirmed that over $175 million accruing to foreign airlines from ticket sales was still trapped in Nigeria as at June 2017 down from $600 million in June last year. Speaking Wednesday in Lagos, IATA Area Manager, South West Africa, Dr Samson Fatokun said non remittance of such funds was... More

Lufthansa Cargo stays in the black as revenues and volumes soar

  Lufthansa’s cargo and logistics division recorded improved revenues and operating profits in the second quarter of the year, helped by strong demand growth in its Asia Pacific business. The German airline’s logistics division, which includes Lufthansa Cargo, Jettainer, time:matters and an equity investment in AeroLogic, saw second-quarter... More

African carriers post fastest growth in freight volumes in June

  African carriers had the fastest growth in year-on-year freight volumes, up 31.6 per cent in June 2017 and a capacity increase of 7.6 per cent, reported International Air Transport Association (IATA). This contributed to freight demand growing 25.9 per cent in the first half of 2017 – the fastest of all regions. Demand was boosted by very... More

Benin to partner Rwanda in new national carrier

  The governments of Benin and Rwanda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will lead to the establishment of a joint-venture airline based out the West African state’s capital, Cotonou. In a statement, RwandAir (WB, Kigali) said the yet-to-be-named airline would operate passenger and cargo flights to Abuja, Brazzaville, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar,... More

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Latest News Nigeria: Govt Moves to Review Bilateral Relations With Some African Countries

  The federal government is considering reviewing its bilateral relations with some African countries that have refused to approve the operations of Nigerian airlines to destinations in their places, while they are allowed to fly to Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has disclosed. Over the years, Nigeria’s diplomatic philosophy has been Afrocentric, whereby the country gives a lot of concessions to African countries by making it easy for airlines from the continent to fly to Nigerian destinations without hindrances. However, these nations in the efforts to protect their... More

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