Aviation: China has 207 Airports and wants to build 136 new airports by 2025

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China aims to build 136 new airports by 2025, government sources said on Wednesday. The facilities could become a world-class airport complex of international and regional transport hubs, according to a plan by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Civil Aviation Administration of China. China began an airport construction boom in 2008 when the government began spending on […]

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Africa Aviation: We will concession Nigerian Airports on PPP, Hon. Sirika tells stakeholders

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By Renn Offor Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Abubakar Sirika, has presented the Federal Government’s Aviation Roadmap to stakeholders over the weekend, and saying in the process that Nigeria’s Government is now ready to move on with the concession of the airports through the process of Public Private Partnership (PPP), even as he stipulated government’s strategy for […]

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Akwaaba: Africa’s aviation jinxed by high cost of operation, poor regulation, experts says

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Africa contributes only 3 percent to global passenger traffic, according to a report published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). That means out of the estimated 1.1 billion population of the continent, less than 10 percent flies. This unveils a lacuna in the business model of African airlines which must be addressed, aviation pundits have observed. Speaking at the […]

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Africa: Rwanda is driving tourism Growth with MICE

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The tourism sector has experienced dynamic growth and continued expansion particularly in African countries. Cross border travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes has become one of the fastest growing economic activities. Tourism is no longer viewed as a seasonal event but rather a whole year round activity because it has incorporated the business aspect in its sagacity. Many people […]

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As global Passenger traffic grows Africa suffers decline

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Despite a slowdown in March, passenger traffic continues to grow with airports worldwide reporting an increase in total passenger traffic. After strong year-over-year passenger traffic growth rates recorded in January (+6.9%) and February (+9.2%), passenger traffic continues to grow with airports worldwide reporting an increase in total passenger traffic by 5.7% for the month of March and 7.3% for the […]

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As Boeing predicts 900 Aircraft for Africa, Embraer forecasts demand for 240 new jets

Embraer Commercial Aviation released today its market outlook for Africa, which forecasts that the region will take delivery of 240 new jets in the 70 to 130-seat segment over the next 20 years. The 70 to 130-seat jet fleet in service is estimated to grow from the current 120 units to 260 by 2034. “Africans are turning progressively to air […]

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Aisuebeogun Advise Nigerian Government To Privatise 22 Airports

By Friday Nwosu Former Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun, has advised Nigerian government to privatise the 22 federal airports under the management of the agency (FAAN), According to Aisuebeogun, aside that it is the trend globally, the privatisation of the airports will enhance their (airports’) income generation capacity and make their very […]

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Kenya, Ethiopia missing in Top 7 Airports in Africa as Lagos makes the list

By Friday Nwosu Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, and Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia, were conspicuously missing in the top seven ranked airports in Africa. The latest ranking according to a Post by Morrocan Soldier on the very popular online Video site Youtube, OR Tambo International Airport , South Africa topped the list as the number one airport […]

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Nigerian crime gangs ‘use UK airports’ to traffic women – BBC

But the gang, known as the Supreme Eiye Confraternity (SEC), is also “using forged documents and passports to fly its Nigerian victims into places like Gatwick,” Xavier Cortes, head of anti-trafficking at Catalonia police, said in a BBC interview. British airports such as Gatwick are increasingly used as entry points to the European Union by Nigerian trafficking gangs seeking alternatives […]

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Nigerian Airports to Experience Traffic Upsurge

Nigeria’s Airport Authority has says a significant upsurge in passenger, cargo and aircraft traffic is expected in the country’s airports by the last quarter of this year, when most of the terminal and other related projects at these airports would have been completed and commissioned. According to the General Manager, Corporate Communications, of the airport authority, with improvements in terminal […]

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