Aviation: AIR CÔTE D’IVOIRE ramps up ACCRA Ghana flights to 11 per week

accra route for air cote

One of West Africa’s leading airline, Air Cote D’Ivoire is poised to deepen its operation on the Abidjan-Accra route as it increases its schedule to 11 flights per week. According to the airline, it is also increasing its flight frequencies to several destinations in West and Central Africa in order to ensure that it broadens it reach along the West […]

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Aviation: China has 207 Airports and wants to build 136 new airports by 2025

china airports

China aims to build 136 new airports by 2025, government sources said on Wednesday. The facilities could become a world-class airport complex of international and regional transport hubs, according to a plan by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Civil Aviation Administration of China. China began an airport construction boom in 2008 when the government began spending on […]

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Africa: Nigeria Aviation to continue Abuja airport runway upgrade for another 18 weeks

abuja airport gets extension

After the initial six weeks, the Abuja airport runway will still require another 1 weeks of ‘upgrade,’ an official said on Sunday. According to a statement circulated to select journalists by the presidency, the 18 weeks’ upgrade would however, be carried out at night, meaning normal flight operations will continue during the day. The source also said the Minister of […]

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Africa: Acquisition of Arik Airlines in ‘Commando Style’, Bad Signal to Investors- Arumeni

Founder of Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Arik Air, Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide, has said the takeover of the airline by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in a “commando style” was a bad signal to investors. Arumemi-Ikhide also accused AMCON of cooking up debt figures to justify Arik take over. Speaking exclusively to THISDAY, He said it was wrong for an entrepreneur […]

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Aviation: ASKY Airlines set to begin flights to South Africa in April

Asky airlines set to begin

ASKY Airlines (KP, Lomé) has confirmed it will make its Southern African debut early during the next quarter. In a statement issued via social media, the Togolese carrier said a 4x weekly Lomé-Johannesburg O.R. Tambo, South Africa, service would commence from April 8 onwards using B737-800 equipment. Earlier this year, ASKY Chief Executive Officer Henok Teferra told Bloomberg that aside […]

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Africa: Nigerian airlines groan over 34 Aviation levies and taxes

Nigerians are faced with 34 charges levied against them by government agencies and organisations in the aviation sector that have made the nation’s aviation rank among the highest taxed sector in the world, WoleshadareNews has learnt. A document made available to our correspondent by a source in the Ministry of Transportation indicated that the charges and levies are apart from […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines to Launch Cargo Services to Ahmedabad, India

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, is delighted to announce the addition of Ahmedabad, a fifth cargo gateway to India, to its global cargo network as of March 28, 2017. Ahmedabad, India’s second oldest stock exchange and largest producer of cotton, is an emerging economic and industrial hub of India, inhabiting a population of more than six million. […]

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Aviation: Competition may Return to LAGOS ACCRA route as Rwandair gets 5th freedom rights and Air Peace increases frequency

Rwandair has just announced the commencement of its Flight from LAGOS to Accra. This has sent Shivers down the spine of Operators as Rwandair is a big Airline compared to players on the route now. The LAGOS ACCRA route seems to be the Bermuda Triangle for Airlines from Nigeria and Ghana. At the last count it has swallowed Chanchangi, Antrax, […]

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Africa: Ghana appoints new CEO for Airports Company hoping to become Aviation Hub

Ghana national carrier

New Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company, John Attafuah says his immediate priority is to focus on making Ghana the hub for aviation business in West Africa. The former Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) was last week nominated as MD for the Airports Company and approved by its Board yesterday. Mr. Attafuah until his appointment was […]

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