Africa: West Africa’s consumption of 22 billion litres of PMS and 1 billion litres of Aviation in focus


As the move to add Nigeria and Libya to OPEC supply cap deal which has seen the cut of about 1.8m bpd of production since November 2016, gains momentum, Africa’s largest crude producer’s plan to diversify its market looks pragmatic. Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, in remarks made at the sixth edition of the annual Sustainability in […]

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Aviation: Alitalia may shed 20000 jobs if Ryanair, Etihad Airways, 8 others fail in their bids to take Over


Italy’s flag carrier Alitalia has received around ten offers for total or partial take-over, including the ones from Irish budget carrier Ryanair and United Arab Emirates’ national airline Etihad Airways, according to Italian media reports. Upon submitting its offer, Etihad has stressed that that was not legally-binding, meaning that Etihad might not acquire any additional stakes after a deal is […]

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Africa: Ghana Aviation Minister sets up Airshow Organizing Committee


The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the first ever Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition for Africa has been inaugurated by the Minister of Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah. Giving the welcome address, Madam Christina Edmond, Acting Chief Director at the Ministry of Aviation said the Airshow is being organized under the auspices of the ministry. She indicated that the LOC was being put […]

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Africa: With $1 billion investment in aviation Zambia plans to become a hub


Government says its US$1 billion investment in the aviation sector will increase the volume of traffic and passengers arrival in the country. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says apart from this the investment will also increase a number of travelers transiting through the country’s various international airports. However, Mr Mushimba says this development will also present a public health […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Government forms new Aviation Group to enhance customer experience

Ethiopian Airlines Government

Ethiopian Airlines Group has informed that the Ethiopian Government has decided to establish a new Aviation Holding Group with various diversified aviation strategic business units like: Ethiopian Airports Enterprises, Passenger Airline, Cargo Airline and Logistics Company, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Ethiopian Inflight Catering Services, Ethiopian MRO Services, Ethiopian Hotel and Tourism Services etc. Accordingly, the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise has joined the […]

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Africa: How Rwanda built a great Aviation industry in 23 years


For the last twenty three years, Rwanda’s pragmatic and visionary leadership has sustained a secure and generally conducive fiscal atmosphere to enable a vibrant national economy and the vivid growth of social cohesion and development of the citizenry. It is during this long journey that Rwanda’s aviation, a major pillar of the economy has also undergone rapid development in order […]

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Aviation: South Africa arrests 7 police men in the clean up of notorious OR Tambo Airport


Seven police officers, 34 information desk clerks and eight Gauteng tourism officials have been suspended in an on-going “clean-up” of OR Tambo International Airport, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Friday. This as a special court for the airport is set to be launched to deal with “aviation-related matters”. The seven police officers were suspended after they were linked to […]

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Aviation :$12billion refurbishment for New York La Guardia Airport approved as Delta contributes $4billion


Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) to renovate its terminal at New York’s LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs & Co (GS.N), a financial partner in the project, exited the deal. Delta now plans to pay for nearly the entire project by itself, although the Port Authority of New York and New […]

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With 8,800 flights July 21st is the busiest day in UK Aviation History as study also shows the busiest Airports in the World


More than 8,800 flights will leave or enter UK airspace on July 21, making it a record day for British skies. The day after the schools break up for summer is annually the busiest day for air traffic, but the peak period stretches across July and August. NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, says the UK’s […]

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Africa: Turkish Cargo wins Ghana Shippers’ 2017 Air Cargo Carrier of the Year award


Turkish Cargo has been awarded the ‘Air Cargo Carrier of the Year’ by the Ghana Shippers Awards. “On yearly basis, we have been continuously increasing our PER (perishable cargo) Market Share in Ghana which is a globally substantial departure point for the global PER cargo market due to the variety of the tropical fruits such as pine apple, mango, passion […]

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