Africa: New Airport Agreements to Expand RIA, Make it an Aircraft Maintenance Hub

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The Liberia Airport Authority has advanced several partnership discussions that will further help modernize the country’s premier airport, Roberts International Airport, and upgrade the aviation sector, according to Bishop Allan Klayee, Manager Director of the LAA. Amongst the several arrangements, the LAA boss, on behalf of Liberian Government, has signed a deal with a major airport in the United States […]

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Aviation: How High Airport Charges Affect Employment In Africa

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Airlines employ large numbers of technical and non-technical staff who are paid salaries and most airline costs begin to run from even before an airline starts operating. According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), African airlines have lost over $140 billion in the last 10 years and most of the losses are linked to costs from airport charges, fees and […]

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Africa: Airport charges, taxes cost airlines 38 per cent revenue

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The multiple charges and taxes levied by airports in Nigeria and other African countries have gone up some notches, and now cost the carriers as much as 38 per cent of total earnings.The Director of African Airlines Association’s (AFRAA), Aaron Munetsi, who disclosed this yesterday, said despite the heavy cost of operations, the “poor air travel infrastructure” were still obstacles […]

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Africa: Airlines’ role in developing airport hubs

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What qualifies an airport as an effective hub? Experts say it is beyond geographical location, population, operational infrastructure and the size of terminal facilities. The role strong carriers can play in achieving a hub for Nigeria has triggered a debate in the sector. KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR reports. Nigeria’s desire to achieve hub status for some of its airports in the […]

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Hahaha: Spanish Airport Staff go on strike over Drunk unruly British Tourists

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Spain holidays may be affected as passport controllers at “chaotic” Mallorca airport are striking. The airport workers are beginning an indefinite strike over pay and conditions as they complain about “drunken Brits”. Hundreds of thousands of Britons will be facing passport chaos today Palma Mallorca airport. National police have been called in to Palma airport in Mallorca following confirmation of […]

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Africa: ‘Why Nigeria has no airport hubs’

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Despite Nigeria’s huge population, it has no airport hubs because it lacks terminals that can accelerate transit for passengers on domestic, regional and international flights, Chief Executive Officer, African Aviation Services Limited, Nick Fadugba, has said. Besides facilities for passengers’ transit, local carriers are not strong enough to attract global partnership to offer passengers reliable services on routes beyond point-to-point, […]

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Africa: Nigerian President Appoints New Airport Authority Boss

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President Muhammad Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Captain Yadudu is to take over from the erstwhile Managing Director, Engr. Saleh Dunoma. An ICAO / ACI accredited International Airport Professional, Captain Yadudu was until his new appointment, the Director of Airport Operations of […]

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Aviation: West Africa’s Busiest Airport in Lagos carries 10million passengers a year, 35 daily flights and is worried about drug couriers

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Nigeria’s government is worried about the rising incidents of drug related cases in West Africa’s busiest airport, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA). With about 10 million air travellers using the terminal yearly and 35 daily flight operations at the airport, the Government says it is concerned about the recent discovery of passengers having their names tagged on luggage that […]

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Africa: FAAN assures air Travellers of safety as fire razes parts of Owerri Airport.

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform passengers and the general public that there was a fire incident that affected some parts of the terminal building of Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri at about 1400hours today. According to a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, the fire was however curtailed swiftly by officers of […]

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Africa: $461 million additional airport loan is wrong

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Addicted to borrowing and state control of commercial enterprises, the Federal Government has made a lunge for a fresh $461 million for airport projects. Coming after the $500 million loan it took for “airports remodelling” from the Export-Import Bank of China six years ago, the new credit, says the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, is to be used […]

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