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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Aviation: Boeing ditches 737 Max name on new Ryanair plane

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A Boeing 737 Max due to be delivered to Ryanair has had the model’s name changed on the nose of the aircraft, it has emerged. Photos shared on Twitter show a plane in Ryanair colours outside Boeing’s manufacturing base, with the name 737 Max replaced by 737-8200. It has fuelled speculation that the troubled Max will be rebranded after two […]

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Aviation: With 6.6million Passengers in 6 months Sharjah airport welcomes Air Peace from Africa

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Sharjah Airport continued to record excellent growth rates during the first half of this year, building on the success of recent years. The number of passengers travelling through the Airport rose to 6.605 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 15.25% compared to 5.731 million passengers in the first half of 2018. The Airport had 1.114 million […]

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Woman Says man ‘Carried him out in a body bag’ overdosed and died on airplane

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The former California state director for the Drug Policy Alliance is calling for airlines to carry the anti-overdose drug naloxone after she says a man overdosed in the bathroom on a plane. Lynne Lyman took to Twitter on Saturday to say the man was found on her Delta flight with a needle in his arm and passed out in the […]

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Africa: Making My Nigerian Aviation Fantasy A Reality…

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Long time readers will know that I’m not exaggerating when I say that I have a slight obsession with quirky airline startups. Air Belgium was perhaps the perfect example of that, and I was lucky enough to be one of the (relatively) few passengers to ever fly on their scheduled flight between Charleroi and Hong Kong. Air Peace: “When You […]

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Africa: Ground handling firm, Nas Aviation targets some 9k flights in EA

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A ground flight handling company, Nas Aviation Service (NAS), which operates in 12 airports in East Africa plans to handle some 9,500 planes by end of this year. NAS Dar Airco General Manager, Miguel Serra said his company which operates at all three major airports in the country also operates in Uganda and Mozambique. In Tanzania, the company operates at […]

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