Aviation: Despite Recession, Airlines Sold N330bn Tickets in 2016

Despite Recession, Airlines Sold N330bn Tickets in 2016 Despite the economic downturn, which has eroded the purchasing power of Nigerians, air travel still recorded ticket sales of N330,548,324,796.84 from January to October 2016, a little less than N385,909,897,028. 80 sold between January to December in 2015. It is however projected that the total number of ticket sales last year would […]

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Africa: Rethinking Uganda Airlines

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Rethinking Uganda Airlines Analysts say the government needs Shs800bn subsidy annually to keep national carrier in the air. The good news is that if President Yoweri Museveni’s New Year 2017 pledge is implemented, Uganda could end this year with a revived national air carrier. The bad is that the revived Uganda Airlines could end up like a dove flying among […]

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Dlamini-Zuma hails Ghana for visa-on-arrival policy, as Rwanda and Ethiopia goes open skies

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has welcomed Ghana’s decision to introduce a visa-on-arrival policy for citizens of African Union member-states. Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, announced the decision in his State of the Nation address to the Ghanaian Parliament recently. “With effect from July this year, we will be allowing citizens of AU Member States to […]

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Airport race in West Africa heats up

By Dominick Andoh West African countries are investing heavily in aviation infrastructure in anticipation of future growth in air travel. This is informed by the demographic characteristics and projected economic development of the region. UN Population Division’s data show that Africa’s population is expected to reach 1.5billion by 2030, an increase of about 50 percent from the 2012 population of […]

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