Aviation: Poor Management Threatens Survival of Arik Air

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Poor Management Threatens Survival of Arik Air Industry experts have expressed worries that Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Arik Air may go under in the next few months and over 3000 workers directly employed by the airline will lose their jobs; unless the airline is taken over by efficient management with international experience. THISDAY learnt that the initial plan prior to its […]

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Aviation: SA, Chad sign Bilateral Agreement on aviation

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Aviation: SA, Chad sign Bilateral Agreement on aviation South Africa and Chad have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) which is expected to bring opportunities that will grow the aviation industry in both countries. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Minister of Civil Aviation and National Meteorology of Chad Haoua Acyl Ahmat Aghabach signed the agreement in Pretoria on Friday. […]

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Aviation: Amidst Currency woes Air France, Emirates tussle over the largest non African carrier status

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Amidst Currency woes Air France, Emirates tussle over the largest non African carrier status The airline, which is owned by the UAE state-owned company Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), was in a buoyant mood at the time having recently overtaken Air France as the biggest non-African airline flying into Africa, according to aviation data firm Innovata. Two years later the […]

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Africa: Ghana Civil Aviation Authority to support Africa Airshow in Accra

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will support the First Aerospace & Aviation Exhibition and Conferences of Western Africa, in Accra, from 24 to 26t of October 2017. “We are happy to announce this partnership and support this event, our expertise will help the organiser in the conference, we are aiming at three days of networking for accelerated Air Transport growth […]

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Akwaaba 2016: Experts set rescue agenda for sustainable travel, aviation industry in Africa

The 2016 edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market (AfTM), held at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, has set a new rescue agenda for a better, structured and economic-driver travel, tourism and aviation sector, to reposition and sustain Africa business hub and destination. The three days travel exhibition, which consolidated on its past effort to add more value to the […]

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African Aviation lives in its own Bubble and need to burst it to thrive says expert

The African aviation sector seems trapped in its own bubble, said Chris Zweigenthal, CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), on Friday at the body’s annual general assembly in Namibia. Addressing delegates from Southern African airlines, Zweigenthal said concerns of the past are still present in the aviation industry, including the growing international competition on the continent and […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian to Increase Flight Frequency to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, has announced that it will add a 5th weekly flight to Seychelles from 16th December 2016. Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “Air transport being a vital component of the tourist appeal and the driving factor for economic growth in general, we have been serving our beloved continent […]

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Tourism: How to unlock huge tourism potentials in Africa

by Memory Dube Tuesday, September 27, 2016 marks World Tourism Day, organized by the World Tourism Organization which is a special United Nations agency dedicated to the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. World Tourism Day 2016 was celebrated under the theme, “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”. The theme for this year could not have been more […]

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Aviation: How Africa can dominate its airspace as Tanzania and Rwanda gets new Airplanes

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Tanzania recently acquired two new Bombardier Q 400 planes, bringing joy across the country. Many Tanzanians were of the opinion that this was another opportunity to fly high the wings of Mount Kilimanjaro. A new plane landed at a home airport for the first time and it will be our own, was the feeling. Being married here, I also felt […]

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Aviation in Africa: Benefits beyond Borders

  Aviation is vital to the modern, globalised world, supporting millions of jobs and driving economic growth. But the benefits of connectivity must be protected with appropriate support from governments if the air transport sector is to help fulfil its potential as a connector of people, trade and tourism and a driver of sustainable development. These are the conclusions drawn […]

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