Aviation: The best and worst state-owned airlines

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Fantasy airline alliances is, I concede, a minority sport. But I have created the One Star Alliance, comprising the worst state-owned carriers in the world. “Worst” is a subjective term, of course. I have enjoyed flights on Air India (excellent food), Alitalia (superb cabin crew) and South African Airways (terrific music selection on the inflight entertainment, especially playlist Africa). But […]

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Africa: Foreign carriers dominate routes as local airlines’ fleet shrinks in Nigeria

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Foreign airlines have dominated domestic routes in Nigeria’s aviation sector due to the decreasing number of local airlines and their fleet size, LEADERSHIP has learnt. The development has, therefore, caused stakeholders concerns, especially as the number of local commercial airlines operating in the country has dropped to seven carriers. It was learnt that as at today, the underlisted are the […]

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Africa: 11 airlines inactive, fail to renew licences in Nigeria

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Over one year after the expiration of their Airline Operator Certificates, some charter airlines are yet to get recertification, MAUREEN IHUA-MADUNEYI reports. Eleven non-scheduled airlines involved in charter flight services failed to renew their Air Operator Certificates which expired between 2018 and mid-2019. There are about 39 scheduled and non-scheduled domestic airlines in the country. Thirty of the airlines are […]

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Aviation: Which Airline Startups Were Launched In 2019?

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Which new airlines have started in 2019? In some ways, 2019 has been a tough year for aviation. There have been many airlines facing bankruptcy – including major brands such as Thomas Cook, Jet Airways and Flybmi. But there are also new ventures to look out for going forward. This article takes a look at some of the most notable […]

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Aviation: World’s safest airlines for 2020 revealed

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The Australian national carrier Qantas once again tops the list of the world’s 20 safest airlines, according to Airline Ratings. Air New Zealand, EVA Air, Etihad and Qatar Airways round up the top five, while no Pakistani airlines made the list of the world’s 20 safest airlines. “Qantas has been the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety advancement […]

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Aviation: The lost airlines of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia

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Boac Today’s British Airways was formed in the early 1970s with the merger of British European Airways (BEA) and the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). The latter, best known to some as a Beatles lyric, is among the most important players in commercial aviation history. A pioneer of long-haul travel (think Bristol Britannias, 707s and VC-10s), its network covered the […]

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Africa: European Union blacklist includes airlines from Angola and São Tomé and Principe

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All airlines from Angola, with the exception of the flagship carrier and Heli Malongo, are included on the “blacklist” of 115 airlines banned from flying into the European Union (EU), according to the revised list published on Monday in Brussels. The air carriers included are Aerojet, Guicango, Air Jet, Besteflya Aircraft Management, Heliang, SJL and Sonair, the latter owned by […]

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Aviation: These are the world’s ‘most excellent’ airlines for 2020

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand – It’s a country characterized by sandy beaches, jaw-dropping glaciers and sweeping mountain ranges — and an industry-leading airline. Air New Zealand is Airline of the Year for 2020, according to AirlineRatings.com, the Australia-based aviation safety and product rating agency. AirlineRatings.com says the Kiwi carrier’s record-breaking performance and inflight innovations — not to mention its safety record […]

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Africa: Another Look at Domestic Airlines

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Chinedu Eze writes that government holds the key to thriving, long-term airline operation in Nigeria as Air Peace marks its fifth anniversary. As Air Peace last week celebrated five years, many industry stakeholders have expressed hope that the airline, which has warmed itself in the hearts of the people, would exist and operate profitably for many, many years. Those who […]

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Africa: Domestic Airlines Deploy More Aircraft to Curb Fare Hike

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As yuletide approaches, domestic airlines have commenced the deployment of more aircraft to meet flight demands and curb potential hike in air fares, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed. A former Managing Director of Capital Airlines and consultant with Etimfri Group, Amos Akpan, told THISDAY that as the yuletide approaches, airlines are bringing in aircraft from maintenance overseas or take delivery of […]

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