Africa: First Female Aircraft Marshal Awarded “Most Inspiring Woman in Aviation”


Felicia positions herself at the Airside of the airport and waves her pair of bats during the day or wangs at night to signal pilots to park. This, she does, in her reflective jacket, safety boot and ear defenders to marshal aircrafts to the bay. That is the work of the passionate Ms Felicia Edem Attipoe, an Aircraft Marshaller at […]

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Africa: Air Namibia appoints Escher Luanda as chairperson


Air Namibia has appointed Escher Luanda as the chairperson of Air Namibia board of directors recently. On September 5, Air Namibia has announced the resignations of the chairperson Dee Sauls- Deckenbrock and vice-chairperson Nangula Kauluma from its board of directors. Luanda is a seasoned governance and ethics practitioner. He holds a B.Juris as well as an LLB degree, a postgraduate […]

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Africa: We Must All Embrace Nationalism- Onyema

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The Chairman/CEO of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, in this interview, said the decision to deploy his aircraft to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa was driven by nationalism. He spoke to journalists when the first batch of returnees. Chinedu Eze who was there brings the excerpts: What prompted Air Peace to undertake the voluntary evacuation of Nigerians free of charge? […]

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Aviation: Making African Airlines Competitive

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Despite the introduction and ratification of the Single African Air Transport Market in January 2018, African airlines are yet to take advantage of the treaty, writes Chinedu Eze. For over 20 years, international carriers from Europe and Asia have dominated the Africa airspace. It started when national carriers in Africa began to die. Such carriers like the Nigeria Airways, Air […]

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Aviation: Africa’s push to conquer the skies with national airlines

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Uganda is the latest African country to pour money into a national carrier. But the aviation industry faces some particularly tough conditions on the continent before it can turn a profit. Just over a fortnight ago, a plane belonging to the newly revived Uganda Airlines lifted off from Entebbe for its maiden flight. Fifty minutes later, the jet full of […]

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News: Over 2.5 million people flew between China-Africa last year

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In 2018, over 2.5 million people flew between China and Africa. Since 2015, traffic volume has grown at a CAGR of almost 6% with around 500,000 additional passengers. • $204 billion trade between China and Africa in 2018, mainly from raw materials, with China the number-one trading partner of Africa • 10,000-plus Chinese companies across the continent • 1 million-plus […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines records a 17% increase in operating revenue

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Ethiopian Airlines said it recorded a 17 percent increase in operating revenue in the year to the end of June and an increase in passenger numbers by 14 percent. The rise in passenger numbers helped to counterbalance the effect of higher fuel costs, which stood at about 25 percent, according to the company which spoke to Reuters. The company said […]

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Africa: Air Zimbabwe To Receive Two Malaysian Boeing 777s

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Air Zimbabwe is set to take delivery of its first two Boeing 777s. The B77-200(ER)s are currently owned by Malaysia Airlines and are being prepared to be released. CH-Aviation reports that the deal was negotiated by the government of Zimbabwe. The two airliners were in operation for nearly 14 years before being retired by the Malaysian carrier. The models were […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines sets date to bring nonstop Africa flights back to Houston airport

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Ethiopian Airlines will launch flights out of Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in December — several months later than originally planned. The new service will operate three times per week beginning Dec. 15, according to a press release from the Houston Airport System. The nonstop route will connect IAH to Lomé–Tokoin Airport (LFW) in Lomé, the capital of Togo […]

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Africa: Dana Air takes delivery of B737-300


Dana Air, one of Nigeria’s domestic carriers has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The aircraft which arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos was received with water cannon showers from men of the firefighters of the Federal Airport Authority Nigeria (FAAN), to the admiration of stakeholders in the industry. The airline is reputed for its innovative online products […]

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