Aviation: Europe dumps old Aircraft on Africa then blacklist Airlines that buy them say expert

Just like other products, Africa has become a scrapyard for aircraft that have outlived their usefulness in Europe, Thabani Mthiyane, CEO of South Africa’s Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) has said, calling on leaders on the continent to take their seat at the decision making table. In an interview with the B&FT in Accra, Thabani Mthiyane, who is also the […]

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Aviation: Ghana opens Cargo Handling Hub

… New Ghanaian Airline plans long Haul flights and a Hangar in Tamale Ghana Airport Cargo Centre (GACC), a public private partnership (PPP)-funded facility at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport, saw its grand official opening ceremony attended by John Dramani Mahama, the country’s president. The 10,000 sqm of dedicated cargo warehousing is already handling 50% of the local air cargo market, having […]

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Africa: Visa Free travels will drive connectivity and grow trade in Africa says Ngunze CEO Kenya Airways

Mbuvi Ngunze, CEO, Kenya Airways, explains the need for deliberate policies to help boost African aviation and diversity within the industry. Graham Newton reports How is the airline performing and what are your expectations for the year? The airline’s performance is improving but we’re coming from a very tough environment over the past few years. There was a perfect storm […]

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Aviation: RwandAir, SAA celebrates Nigeria Independence with Fare slash

Rwanda national carrier, RwandAir has slashed its fare to Dubai and Johannesburg for its teeming customers in Nigeria as a way marking the country’s 56th independence celebration. The new air fare to Dubai and Johannesburg according to the airline is from $600 and $490 respectively inclusive of taxes. The reduction in air fare which commenced from the 1st of October […]

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Aviation: Blast from the past: Okada Air

According to Nigerianflightdeck.com one of Nigeria’s foremost carrier, Okada Air was an airline based in Benin City. The carrier was established in 1983 with a fleet of BAC-One Eleven 300s and started charter operations in September the same year. The owner of Okada Air was Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin. In 1984, a Boeing 707-355C was acquired for […]

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Mauritius To Link Africa And Asia By Air

By Friday Nwosu Air Mauritius one of the largest carriers in Africa is set to link the continent and Asian by air. According to centreforaviation.com, the airline also has an ambitious plan to develop a new hub and expand its flag carrier with a new focus on transit traffic. Air Mauritius has historically been focused on point-to-point traffic including inbound […]

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African Aviation: Nigeria’s Airport rated 5th busiest in Africa

By Abdullateef Aliyu, The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos has been named as the 5th busiest airport in Africa. The airport comes fifth after the Oliver Tambo International Airport Johannesburg (South- Africa) which is the busiest and followed by the Cairo International Airport (Egypt), the Cape Town International Airport (South-Africa) and the Mohammed V International Airport, Casablanca, (Morocco). This […]

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