Africa: Modern Airports, Maintenance Facility More Important than National Carrier- Ikechi


Travel expert and organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Ikechi Uko, in this interview emphasises that modern airports with navigational aids will drive more economic activities make airlines more profitable. This to him should be of greater priority than establishing a nation carrier. Chinedu Eze brings the excerpts: At the 5th Aviation Stakeholders Forum held recently in Abuja the Minister […]

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Africa: Local, international investors eye Arik, Aero


Many local and international investors are showing interest in investing in Arik Air and Aero Contractors, our correspondent has learnt. It was gathered that since the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria made it known that it planned to divest its shares in the airlines, there had been a lot of interests from investors within and outside the country. The Head, […]

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Africa: Between Nigeria and Aged Aircraft

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There have been reports about aged aircraft operated by Nigerian airlines. Some of such reports had indicated that Nigeria operates the oldest aircraft in Africa. However, UK’s based The Telegraph, recently reported 10 world’s oldest aircraft in the world and none came from Nigeria; one came from South Africa, Interair with registration number ZS-IJJ. That is why Nigerian airline operators […]

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Africa: Medview Airline Plans Injection Of Four Aircraft into Operations Before Year End

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Medview Airline is at the verge of injecting four aircraft into its operations before the end of the year. A source close to the airline told in the course of finding about the status of the carrier’s operations. “We are bringing four aircraft before the end of the year and they are going up our operations a great deal. […]

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Africa: Air Tanzania to launch Dar – Guangzhou flights in February

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Air Tanzania Company Limited’s (ATCL) cross-continental dream is nearer now than ever after the air company confirmed it would launch its maiden flight connecting Africa and Asia in February 2019. The air carrier confirmed the expansion plans during the China – Tourism Roadshow that began in Shanghai, China. With the aviation industry getting competitive, airlines are setting objectives to remain […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of Its 8th Freighter

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Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s Largest Cargo operator, has taken delivery of its 8th B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family, on November 10, 2018 at its home base at Bole International Airport. Maintaining its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion in the global cargo industry, Africa’s Largest Cargo Service provider and largest Global Cargo Network, Ethiopian Cargo […]

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Africa: Sahco Renews Handling Contract with Arik Air


Skyway Aviation Handling Company Public Liability Company (SAHCO) has renewed its ground handling contract with Arik Air. Mr. Basil Agboarumi, the Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO, during the renewal of ground handling service agreement with Arik Air at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos promised to deliver quality and improved ground handling services to all its clientele across the nation’s airports especially […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe plans to privatise Airline seeks consent by 23rd November


Struggling Zimbabwe national carrier, Air Zimbabwe is on the market as the government of the country has invited bids from investors for the state-owned airline. According to an online report by, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is pushing ahead with a drive to privatise and end state funding to the loss-making firms. Air Zimbabwe, which owes foreign and domestic creditors […]

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Africa: Why we’re yet to launch our international flights -Air Peace

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Air Peace has blamed aviation politics for the delay in starting its flights to long-haul routes, including London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai, Johannesburg, Dubai and Sharjah. Speaking at the 5th Aviation Stakeholders’ Forum organised by the Federal Ministry of Transport in Abuja on Thursday, Air Peace Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide said authorities of most of the international destinations the […]

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Aviation: Nigeria’s airlines fly Africa’s oldest planes

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Nigeria’s commercial airlines have the oldest aircraft fleet in Africa, with the age of an aircraft in one of the airlines, being 28.1 years, the age many planes are either due for retirement or decommissioning or may have been retired at least some years earlier. In sharp contrast, major African airlines, such as Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Africa’s oldest, […]

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