Africa: Reinforcing Security at Airports

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Rising cases of robbery in aircraft have raised concerns about security at nation’s airports, writes Chinedu Eze When the reports of recent robbery attacks on taxing aircraft on the airside of the nation’s busiest airport, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was made public about two years ago, concerned aviation authorities doubted the possibility because it looked incredible. But […]

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Aviation: The 15 best airports in the world

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Skytrax announced the winner of its annual World Airport Awards on Wednesday at the Passenger Terminal Expo in London, England. The UK-based international air transport rating agency named gave Singapore’s Changi Airport the top prize for the seventh consecutive year. This marks another clean sweep for the Southeast Asian city-state, as Changi Airport-based Singapore Airlines is the current Skytrax airline […]

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News: DHMI, leader of 55 Turkish airports to headline Istanbul Airport Show

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DHMI, Turkey’s General Directorate of State Airports Authority, has become a Headline Partner of The New Airport Show Istanbul taking place at the Istanbul Congress Center, 18-20 June 2019. The DHMI General Manager and Chair, Funda Ocak, will also be a Keynote Speaker alongside the other Headline Partners: Turkish Airlines and İGA, the builder and operator of the new Istanbul […]

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Africa: Modern Airports, Maintenance Facility More Important than National Carrier- Ikechi

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Travel expert and organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Ikechi Uko, in this interview emphasises that modern airports with navigational aids will drive more economic activities make airlines more profitable. This to him should be of greater priority than establishing a nation carrier. Chinedu Eze brings the excerpts: At the 5th Aviation Stakeholders Forum held recently in Abuja the Minister […]

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News: With1.2billion People 731 Airports and 419 Airlines Africa needs to unlock its Aviation potentials beyond 2.5% uptake

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Africans make up 12% of the world’s population but only 2.5% of the world’s passengers. Why the gap? Africa has 731 airports and 419 airlines with an aviation industry that supports around 6.9 million jobs and USD 80 billion in economic activity. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Africa is set to become one of the fastest growing […]

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Africa: Sierra Leone plans major upgrade of Aviation facilities to meet FAA standards

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Head of Commercial, Procurement and Corporate Planning at the Sierra Leone Airports Authority (SLAA), Bobson Kargbo has said that they have a number of deficiencies in terms of compliance. He was responding to questions from the Principal Deputy Financial Secretary (PDFS) Matthew Dingie who asked how they can be more efficient and better, what are the compliance gaps for the […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Airports Ready for Eid-El-Kabir Celebration says Yakubu

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assures all airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to play host to air travellers during this Sallah celebrations. General Manager, Corporate Affair, said the authority as put modalities in place to ensure that passengers enjoy a hitch free Eid-El-Kabir celebration. She said: “As part of our commitment […]

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News: 9 Airports in Southern Africa clear 40 million Passengers in 13 months setting an Aviation Record

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The Aviation Barometer reports that for the first time, more than 40 million passengers were processed through Airports Company South Africa’s nine airports in the financial year to the end of March 2018. The 40-million figure was achieved in spite of more modest passenger figures for the months of January to March, which saw growth of just 2.48 per cent […]

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Africa: 2019 politicking may hinder airports concession, national carrier — Expert

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A travel and tourism expert, Ikechi Uko, says the Federal Government’s plans to concession airports and also establish a new national carrier may be hindered by the 2019 politicking. Uko, the promoter of the Akwaaba African Travel and Tour Market, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday. NAN reports that […]

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Aviation: With $160m from Africa Dev. Bank Kenya plans to upgrade 5 Airports

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Five airports are set for expansion to accommodate more passengers, whose tally hit an all-time high of 10 million this year. The targeted airports are Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which handles 7.5 million passengers annually, Moi, Kisumu, Eldoret and Isiolo. Speaking Thursday at the East African School of Aviation’s fourth graduation ceremony in Nairobi, at which he was the chief […]

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