Aviation: Chinese aircraft maker, airline join hands to tap African market

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China’s homemade ARJ21 regional jets are expected to enter the African market, according to a memorandum of understanding between Hainan Airlines (HNA) and the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) that was signed on Friday. HNA will deliver ARJ21 regional jets into African countries based on its global airline network and partnerships with African airliners such as the Ghana-based AWA. […]

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Aviation: Air carriers advised to embrace African market

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Nigerian carriers have been advised to take advantage of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) to expand their operations across the continent. The global airlines’ regulator International Air Transport Association (IATA) said this would be of advantage to Nigerian carriers, to deepen the operational market by flying into more than 40 countries. Besides, flight to scores of countries, IATA […]

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News: South Africa Minister laments slow progress on Aviation Open skies in Africa

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Delays cause South Africa and the rest of the continent to lose out on substantial economic benefits, says Blade Nzimande. The government has bemoaned the slow implementation of a decade-old continent-wide agreement to open up Africa’s skies for airlines. In 1999, African ministers responsible for civil aviation adopted the Yamoussoukro Decision, named after the Ivorian capital city in which it […]

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Africa: Liberia Takes Over Mano River Union Aviation Authority


Liberia, through its Transport Minister, Samuel A. Wlue, has officially assumed the Chairmanship of the Ministerial Council of the Roberts Flight Information Region (RFIR). RFIR composes of Civil Aviation authorities of the three Mano River States and its Secretariat is headed by the Chairman and Secretary General, which has been assumed by Liberia as chair. The regional aviation body decides […]

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Africa: Domestic airlines in Ghana to be moved to KIA Terminal 2


The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) is to use the Terminal Two of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to accommodate domestic airlines. This follows a successful transfer of all the international airlines from the Terminal Two area to the new Terminal Three facility, which was formally open to the international travelling public at the weekend. The Managing Director (MD) of […]

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Akwaaba: West and central Africa is least connected in Aviation Industry in Africa-IATA


The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has said West and Central Africa is the least connected air transport market in the aviation industry in Africa. Vice President, IATA, Africa and the Middle East, Adefunke Adeyemi, stated this at the just concluded 14th Akwaaba African Travel Market, held in Lagos recently. Adeyemi who spoke on the topic: “Interconnectivity in Africa and […]

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Aviation: Emirates Seeks Etihad Takeover to Create World’s Largest Airline

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Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates is looking at taking over unprofitable neighbor Etihad, according to four people familiar with the matter, in a move that would create the world’s biggest carrier by passenger traffic. The talks, which are at a preliminary stage, would see Emirates acquire the main airline business of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, which would keep its maintenance arm, according […]

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Africa: Nigeria Government Suspends National Carrier project

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Few months after the Nigerian government unveiled the proposed national carrier project at Farnborough Air Show in London, the Federal Government at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting has suspended the project. Nigeria’s minister of state for aviation Hadi Sirika, who disclosed this to news at the nation’s capital Abuja said the decision to the decision to suspend the project […]

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Aviation: SAATM is the stimulus for air transport growth in Africa


The former Managing Director Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr Richard Aisuebeogun has the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), is the stimulus for air transport growth in Africa. Speaking at the 14th Akwaaba African Travel Market (AFTM), Aviation Day 2018, held in Lagos, Aisuebeogun said travel between African countries over the years has proven to be a challenge […]

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Africa: Air Peace Assures air travellers on projecting Nigeria’s image in global aviation industry

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NIGERIA’S leading airline, Air Peace on Saturday assured Nigerians resident in Ghana that its strides in the aviation industry in West Africa are to project the image of the country positively across the world. The airline made the declaration at the Nigerian Charity Bazaar hosted by the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana in collaboration with the Nigerian Women Association in […]

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