Africa: Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates Five Years of Successful Service to Toronto

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Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, marked five years of successful service to Toronto, Canada. Gracing the anniversary event, VP Marketing Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mrs. Rahel Assefa: said, “We are glad to mark Ethiopian five years of successful service to Toronto, Canada, our 5th gateway to the Americas. In a historic coincidence, this momentous occasion has matched with […]

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Aviation: Airport with Africa’s longest Runway Harare International to be renamed after President Mugabe

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The Zimbabwean government says it has renamed the Harare International Airport to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in honour of the country’s long-serving president, but the move has been condemned by opposition political parties who accuse him of ruining the economy. African Independent can exclusively reveal that the bankrupt government has allocated $53-million to the refurbishment of the airport terminal […]

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Africa: Despite tragedies, 2016 safest year even in aviation

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Taking a cursory look at aviation safety globally, 2017 could prove to be better than last year, WOLE SHADARE writes The statistics Air crashes may be big news these days but preliminary statistics from the Aviation Safety Network (ASN) show that 2016 was the second safest year on record to take a flight. The Netherlands-based ASN, which compiles a global […]

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Aviation: Why Middle Eastern Carriers Flock To Africa To Boost Profits

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In five years, Turkish Airlines has nearly tripled the number of destinations it flies to in Africa. But the ‘Eurasian’ carrier, operating out of Istanbul on the edge of the Middle East, isn’t the only carrier in the region looking to find gold on the continent. By the end of October, Flydubai, will operate 14 flights a week to Zanzibar […]

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Africa: Why Air Peace is succeeding when other Nigerian carriers are being Killed to help Foreign Airlines

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Chief Allen Onyema is chairman/chief executive officer of Air Peace, one of the leading domestic airlines in the nation’s aviation sector. In this interview with Anthony Awunor and Caroline Kanu, Onyema who is also a lawyer gives insight into airline business in the country, general aviation outlook in the country and how the sector can contribute meaningfully to the economy. […]

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Aviation: British Airways launches flights to Seychelles

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British Airways has announced that it will be resuming scheduled flights to Seychelles as from March 2018. The United Kingdom’s flag carrier, also one of the world’s leading scheduled international passenger airlines, will launch direct flights to Seychelles as of March 24, 2018. British Airways will be resuming flights to Seychelles, after over a decade of not flying to the […]

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Africa: Foreign Airlines lost more bags than Nigerian Airlines in 2017 as Aero register no lost Luggage

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Air passengers traveling within and outside Nigeria experienced a total number of 2,966 delayed arrivals and missing luggage in the first six months of 2017. An investigation by our correspondent revealed that international airlines and Nigerian carriers operating to regional and international routes were the major culprits in the missing luggage issue as their passengers experienced 2,934 delayed and missing […]

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Aviation: Fact check faults El Rufai claims on Kaduna MRO that Africa has only 3 facilities to repair aircraft?

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To attract investors, Nigeria’s Kaduna state wants to repair aircraft. But would its planned facility be only the fourth on the continent, as the state’s governor’s account tweeted? Researched by David Ajikobi Located in Nigeria’s northern heartland, the state of Kaduna aims to boost its economy by attracting more investors. One way it wants to do this is by putting […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian airlines denies Arik Air interest as it sets up new African hubs in Chad and Zambia

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Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is in talks about founding regional divisions in Zambia and Chad and aims to buy part of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s national operator in a push to consolidate its lead as Africa’s biggest carrier. An outline plan for a joint-venture airline in Zambia should be signed with the government and private-equity investors in a few weeks, […]

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 Aviation: West African Airlines To Pay$300 Compensation for flight Cancellations in Ghana

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Regional Airlines serving the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will be obligated to pay up to US$300 in compensation to passengers if they are denied boarding on a flight for which they have a reservation, according to proposals contained in a draft Ghana Civil Aviation (Economic) Directives on Consumer Protection. The draft Directives, which were discussed at a stakeholders forum in Accra […]

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