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


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


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


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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Africa: 15.2m Passengers Travelled through Nigerian Airports in 2016

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Latest figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have indicated that no fewer than 15,232, 597 air travellers went through Nigeria’s airports in 2016. However,  in real terms, the output in the aviation sector declined by 4.9 per cent between 2015 and 2016, with the largest year-on-year fall recorded in the final quarter of 2016 standing at 13.3 […]

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Africa: Amidst Staff Audit Fire burns down office at Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria


A serious fire broke out this morning at the headquarters of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), which crippled activities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport. The massive fire caused vehicular traffic along the Ikeja-Agege Motorway. The fire which started at about 8.30am razed down the audit, engineering, commercial and corporate communications departments and the reception hall. The fire was put […]

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