Aviation: EU forbids access to its airspace for 78 airline companies in 13 African countries

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On November 28, 2018, the European Commission published an updated list of airline companies no more meeting international security standards and thus subjected to a prohibition or operational restrictions within the European Union. Overall, 115 companies in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Iran, North Korea and in Africa are on this blacklist. However, Africa is the region with the largest number of […]

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Aviation: Why Africa Has Just One Profitable Airline

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IT took several years of negotiations for fastjet, a low-cost private airline based in Tanzania, to get the traffic rights to fly between Harare and Bulawayo this July. The flying distance between these two major cities in Zimbabwe is only about 228 miles—a 45-minute trip. Worse still, it had originally taken three years for fastjet to even begin its operations […]

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Africa: No Airline Can Grow without Government’s Support- Allen Onyema

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Allen Onyema is a name that readily comes to mind whenever anyone mentions or discusses non-violent education of agitators in the Niger Delta as well as the successful amnesty programme of the federal government. At a time nobody could dare move near the Niger Delta creeks, he was all over the place encouraging the militants to lay down their arms. […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airline dismiss report it allegedly prevented a ‘Cripple’ From Boarding Flight

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Ghana’s leading carrier, Africa world Airlines, AWA, has dismissed media reports that the airline allegedly refused boarding a physically challenges passenger on its aircraft. Ghanaian media and social media was inundated with stories of the airline preventing a passenger,  Rita Kriba, a person with disability, from boarding its flight because of her condition. According to a press release by AWA, […]

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Africa: Airline group IATA in talks with Angola over blocked $500 million


Angola is withholding more than $500 million (£360.64 million) in revenue generated by international airlines in the country, airline lobby IATA said on Thursday. Africa’s No. 2 crude oil producer, which is facing a shortage of foreign currency reserves, has previously not paid airlines, including South African Airways and Emirates the money due to them. Among airlines flying to Angola […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines to Begin Lagos-Monrovia Flight


From January 16th this year, Africa World Airline (AWA) will commence flight to Monrovia from Lagos. The airline is currently embarking on a route expansion which is aimed at enhancing interconnectivity among countries within the West Africa region. AWA began flights from Accra to Monrovia last December as part the expansion drive. Africa World Airlines currently operates flights to four […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines Adjudged CIMG Airline of the Year 2016


Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines, has won Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Airline Company International award for the year 2016. Ethiopian received the accolade at the 28th edition of the CIMG National Performance Awards in Accra. While receiving the award, Mr Mitiku Asrat, Regional Director, Central and West Africa, said, “As a pan African airline, we are glad […]

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Aviation: Experts discuss why No single airline accident in Africa last year at Akwaaba

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For the first time in a decade, Africa did not record any airline accident last year. Globally, 65 accidents with 268 fatalities were recorded last year, but sub-Saharan Africa’s zero passenger fatalities and jet hull losses was its best performance in a decade, thanks to safety regulations the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pushing. The feat was a major […]

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Africa: Aviation turbulence in Nigeria caused by currency values and low Airfares says Experts

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The current low pricing strategy and the attendant low cost of local air travel in the country may be attracting new passengers to airlines, but fast lowering the chances of struggling aircraft in the face of dire financial straits. Whereas the steady drop in the economic power of the naira to the United States dollar over the years has not […]

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Aviation: Ghana airline operators wants Govt to stop 5th freedom to Airlines and Nigerian Airlines getting domestic rights

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Players in the local airline industry are asking the government to limit foreign airlines’ ability to lift passengers from Ghana to other countries in the West African sub-region while on transit. They said the current arrangement, known as fifth freedom in aviation circles, was unfair to local airlines since by the time a foreign airline arrived in Ghana, it had […]

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