Aviation

Published on 17 Aug, 2017

  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 of technical aviation personnel to boost the quality of […]

Published on 17 Aug, 2017

  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, Addis Ababa. Azena […]

Published on 8 Aug, 2017
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  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 […]

Published on 8 Aug, 2017
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  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 gradually assume more routes currently operated by its outgoing fleet of twelve ARJ-85s. […]

Published on 7 Aug, 2017

  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 […]

Published on 4 Aug, 2017
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  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 […]

Published on 4 Aug, 2017
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  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 […]

Published on 4 Aug, 2017

  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 […]

Published on 4 Aug, 2017

  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, and Conakry. No further details concerning timelines or fleeting plans were […]

Published on 4 Aug, 2017

  Aviation: Minister Hadi Sirika: reports new policy to regulate expatriate in aviation sector Nigeria has formulated a policy to regulate the engagement of expatriates in the nation’s aviation sector, the Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, has said. Sirika disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr James Odaudu, the Deputy Director, […]