Africa: Ghana drops Aviation Fuel price by 20% to make Accra a hub

President John Mahama has announced that following consultations he had with the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), on the cost of aviation fuel in the country, it had agreed to reduce it by 20 per cent. The objective is to further improve the volumes of airlines that fly into the country. The President explained that his move followed numerous complaints he […]

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Aviation: Blast from the past: Okada Air

According to Nigerianflightdeck.com one of Nigeria’s foremost carrier, Okada Air was an airline based in Benin City. The carrier was established in 1983 with a fleet of BAC-One Eleven 300s and started charter operations in September the same year. The owner of Okada Air was Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin. In 1984, a Boeing 707-355C was acquired for […]

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Aviation: African aviation still profitable – Ethiopian Airlines official

There is still potential for commercial African airlines to exploit opportunities in the airspace, a top official of Ethiopian Airlines has said. Regional manager Abebe Angessa says investors who fear to join in the aviation industry in Africa are making a blunder. “The traffic in Africa is increasing by the day. But the question is: how many passengers are using […]

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Aviation: South Africa to Support SAA New Aircraft drive as Aviation grows in Africa

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THE Department of Transport says it is “looking closely” at South African Airways’ (SAA’s) investment in aircraft as it wants African airlines to dominate Africa’s air space. SAA’s procurement of aircraft has been mired in controversy in recent years. In 2105, the Treasury turned down a proposal from the airline’s board to restructure a refleeting transaction with Airbus. The department’s […]

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Aviation: AWA increases its frequency on Lagos-Accra route

By Friday Nwosu Ghana’s leading domestic and regional carrier, Africa World Airlines (AWA) has increased its frequency on the Accra-Lagos route to the delight of its teaming customers. The airlines which previously operated four weekly flights from Accra the Ghanaian capital to Lagos, added two more frequencies to include Tuesdays and Thursdays. According to a statement by the airline, it […]

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‘SAHCOL will be the preferred handling company in Africa’ – Rizwan Kadri

In the interview with African Travel News Assistant Head, Friday Nwosu, Mr. Rizwan Kadri, the Managing Director and CEO of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), which isa foremost grand handling company in the aviation industry in Nigeria; he shares with him the growth metamorphosed of the company which was formerly Skypower Aviation but now Skyway Aviation. Mr. Kadiri unveiled […]

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Aviation: “Simien Mountains” in Entebbe

Africa’s first and the most technologically advanced aircraft Airbus A350 XWB dubbed “Simien Mountains”, touched down in Entebbe (EBB) on the 13th. According to the airline, by sending the capacious A350 to Entebbe, Ethiopian believes that its customers across the region will experience the extra effect of this cutting-edge technology flying machine. It said passengers were pleased of Ethiopian’s decision […]

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Aviation in Africa: Benefits beyond Borders

  Aviation is vital to the modern, globalised world, supporting millions of jobs and driving economic growth. But the benefits of connectivity must be protected with appropriate support from governments if the air transport sector is to help fulfil its potential as a connector of people, trade and tourism and a driver of sustainable development. These are the conclusions drawn […]

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Aviation: Africa Union Partners IATA to grow Aviation in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Union Commission (AU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand strategic cooperation to further the continent’s economic and social development with the benefits of safe, efficient and sustainable air transport in Africa. The MoU was signed by IATA’s director general Tony Tyler and AU infrastructure commissioner Dr Elham Mahmoud […]

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Aviation: 5m passenger Terminal 3 at KIA Ghana ready in 2017

The status of work on the state-of-the–art terminal three of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is 20 per cent up, the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has said. According to GACL, the project is progressing steadily, and will be completed on schedule (2017). It will be recalled that in March this year, President John Mahama and his Turkish counterpart President […]

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