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Akinwunmi seeks implementation of Yamoussoukro open skies agreement

  President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina, yesterday urged African countries to implement the 1999 Yamoussoukro agreement for open skies. He made the call at the opening ceremony of the third ICAO World Aviation Forum in Abuja, saying while 20 countries have signed on to the agreement, the 27-year old accord still faces... More

Kuala Lumpur Airport hosts roadshow to raise awareness of wildlife tra...

  This message was delivered through the Anti Human & Wildlife Trafficking Roadshow, organized by Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) which includes the country’s flagship airline Malaysia Airlines Berhad. The roadshow was held with the support of Malaysia Airports Berhad, which manages KLIA. TRAFFIC was among exhibitors at the three-day event. The... More

8th African Shippers Day held in Accra

  The 8th Biennial African Shippers Day celebrations has been held here in Accra. Speaking during the conference, CEO of the Ghana Shippers Authority, Benonita Bismarck mentioned, among other things, that the concept of the Shippers Day adopted by the Union of African Shippers’ Councils(UASC) is primarily to celebrate the efforts and achievements... More

Caucus seeks to integrate African land linked countries into maritime ...

  Experts in port management, policy makers and financiers from across Africa are exploring how to reshape policy and harness the benefits that accrue from maximizing the comparative advantages of land linked countries. Organized by the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), the meeting targets land linked countries... More

Africa accounts for 37% of global aviation fatalities, says AfDB

  Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), says the African aviation sector accounts for About nine per cent of aircraft accidents yearly and 37 per cent of Aviation fatalities globally. He said this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja He added that though the sector fared better in 2016, it still remained the riskiest... More

Nigeria has failed in providing aviation infrastructure – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria has not done well in the area of aviation infrastructure despite the huge potentials in air transport sector. The President stated this yesterday at the opening of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) World Aviation Forum in Abuja. According to him, Nigeria’s aviation sector needs to... More

AfDB pledges support for development of Nigerian aviation sector

  Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has reiterated commitment of the bank to support the Nigerian Government’s efforts to revitalise the aviation sector. Adesina made the pledge at the ongoing Third International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) World Aviation Forum (IWAF3) on Tuesday in Abuja. He said the... More

AU to inaugurate single African air transport market in Jan. 2018

  The African Union Commission (AUC) says it will inaugurate the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) in Jan. 2018 to increase connectivity within the continent. The AU Chairperson, Mr Moussa Mahamat made this known at the opening of the Third International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) World Aviation Forum (IWAF) on Tuesday in Abuja. The... More

IATA, African Development Bank sign MoU to advance Africa’s aviation

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed Tuesday in Abuja, Nigeria, on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s World... More

AfDB calls for bold actions to improve air connectivity in Africa

  The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for bold actions to improve connectivity, market access, and cost reduction in Africa’s aviation sector. Pierre Guislain, AfDB Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialisation, made this call at the third ICAO World Aviation Forum in Abuja. The AfDB is partnering with... More

TIACA, AFRAA SIGN MOU

  The International Air Cargo Association and the African Airlines Association have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on issues affecting air cargo in Africa. The agreement will see the two associations draw on their broad membership bases to support safety and security for breakbulk shipments, industry adoption of digitization,... More

Air transport industry provides 62.7 million jobs globally – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday said that the world aviation was a major economy force to be reckoned with adding that air transport sector provided a total of 62.7 million jobs globally. The President at the 3rd International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) World Aviation Forum with theme: Financing the Development of Aviation infrastructure’... More

Qatar Airways Cargo Launches Freighter Service to Yangon

  Qatar Airways Cargo has inaugurated a direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar. The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once-a-week with the Airbus A330 freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way. “We are delighted to launch our eighth freighter destination for [this year], in line with our strategic expansion to... More

Aviation Stakeholder Laments Depletion Of Nigeria’s Aircraft Fleet T...

  Nick Fadugba, the former General Secretary of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), has lamented the depletion of Nigeria’s total fleet to just 40 aircraft. Speaking with our correspondent in an interview in Lagos, Mr. Fadugba said the totality of the nation’s airlines’ fleet was just about 40 percent of the East African carrier, Ethiopian... More

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Latest News Akinwunmi seeks implementation of Yamoussoukro open skies agreement

  President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina, yesterday urged African countries to implement the 1999 Yamoussoukro agreement for open skies. He made the call at the opening ceremony of the third ICAO World Aviation Forum in Abuja, saying while 20 countries have signed on to the agreement, the 27-year old accord still faces implementation challenges. He added that rigid bilateral air service agreements have made it difficult to liberalise the regional aviation markets. “We must make regional aviation markets competitive and drive down costs, raise efficiencies and... More

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