Africa: Uganda Airlines first commercial flight now pushed to August

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Uganda Airlines will now commence its first commercial flight next month in August and not in July as earlier communicated. The Minister of Works and Transport, Eng Monica Azuba said in a statement to parliament that rescheduling is due to the fact that the revived national carrier is yet to get an air operating certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation […]

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News: US, Spain, France among top 10 global tourism earners in 2018

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The United States of America is leading in the pack in global top 10 tourism earning countries in 2018 with 215 billion dollars raked in from the industry. The US received a total of 89 million tourist arrivals topping countries like Spain and France with earnings of $74 billion and $67 billion, and 83 million and 80 million tourist arrivals […]

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Africa: Emirates to commence twice daily flight operations from Abuja Airport

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The United Arab Emirates’ mega carrier, Emirates Airlines is set to increase its flight frequency from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja to twice daily operations. The airline which commenced daily operation from the airport last month said it will be operating extra flights from Abuja in the months of July and August 2019. Emirates in its newsletter stated […]

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Africa: Addis Ababa Airport in a record breaking day Wednesday 17th June with 310 flights and over 29000 Passengers

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Ethiopia’s Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Wednesday July 17, 2019 broke a record of facilitating 310 flights and 29, 528 travellers, with 21, 028 departing and 8,500 arriving the airport in the history of its operation. The new figure marked a record number of daily passengers served at the terminal. Commenting on the Airport’s preparedness for the peak season, Mr […]

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Africa: Fadugba calls on Nigerian airlines to drop lone wolf acts, pushes for BASA reviews

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MR. Nick Fadugba, CEO of African Aviation Services has stressed that only by working together can Nigerian airlines survive in this dynamic industry they find themselves, an industry which has transcended over 30 years where no single airline can survive by being the lone-wolf. This is just as he has said that Nigeria does need a national carrier but it […]

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Africa: ‘Nigerian airlines ’ll operate on intercontinental routes by 2030’

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Experts in the aviation industry have projected that despite challenges in the industry, domestic airlines would become successful on international routes in a few years. This is as they lamented the Federal Government’s unfavourable policy on Bilateral Air Services Agreement with other countries, where foreign carriers are assigned multiple destinations in Nigeria thereby stunting the growth of domestic airlines. Aviation […]

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Africa: Liberia, Belgium Sign Air Transport Agreement to Boost Air Transportation in Liberia

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The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and the Kingdom of Belgium have signed an Air Transport Agreement aimed at strengthening aviation services between both countries. The signing ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the Minister’s Conference Room on the 4th floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Liberia’s Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley signed on behalf […]

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Africa: Aviation expert urge Nigerian domestic carriers to partner to compete with foreign airlines

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The Chief Executive Officer, African Aviation Services, Mr. Nick Fadugba, has urged Nigerian domestic carriers to form formidable partnerships in the country’s aviation sector that would position the airlines to compete favourably with foreign carriers. Speaking at the 23rd League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), annual conference and awards held in Lagos, with the theme: “Boosting Aviation Investments Through […]

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News: Black & Abroad Recommits to “Go Back to Africa” Campaign in the Midst of Racist Rhetoric in the U.S.

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Black & Abroad, a multi-platform travel and lifestyle company dedicated to redefining world experiences for the modern Black traveler, is finding new meaning this week with their latest campaign “Go Back to Africa” (#GoBackToAfrica) in the midst of controversy over hate-fueled political speech in the U.S. The phrase “Go back to Africa” has a long, complicated history, and unfortunately, we’ve […]

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News: God’s time for me is always- Stella Fubara, Dubai Tourism Africa Head

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The Nigerian was one of the speakers at the Women in Tourism summit in Accra, Ghana, on Thursday, June 27th, 2019. Since June 2015, Stella Fubara has been the Director of International Operations at the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the main agency responsible for developing and overseeing Dubai’s tourism sector. She is in charge of Africa. […]

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