Africa: 59 Years of Missed Opportunities in Aviation Industry

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Chinedu Eze writes that as Nigeria turns 59, even though the aviation industry has recorded some progress, experts posit that the sector is not where it ought to be. Before Independence, Nigeria along with some West African countries had one national carrier, the West Africa Airways Corporation (WAAC), which started in 1946 and went under in 1958, when the Nigeria […]

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Africa: Ghana to launch national airline in 2 months according to its Aviation Minister

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Ghana’s Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda says the country is expected to launch its new airline in two months. He made this revelation on Wednesday (August 7, 2019) at the Aviation Ministry’s mid-year performance conference. The minister said that the home-based carrier would connect various African cities with affordable airfares to make Ghana a sub-regional hub. He added that Ghana’s […]

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Africa: Aviation in Nigeria Will Not Grow Without a Masterplan, -Expert

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Nigeria’s travel and tourism expert, Mr. Ikechi Uko has said the country’s aviation industry will remain stunted and not growing beyond what obtains today in the sector until there is a masterplan that stipulates why the country engages in aviation. The travel expert stated that there is no clear description on why the country engages in aviation operations noting that […]

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Africa: Nigerian Local aviation needs development policies, 10-year plan

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Until the leadership of the aviation sector draws up a 10-year master plan of action as informed by a clear vision for its development, the industry will continue to lag behind, experts have said. The stakeholders, at the LAAC forum to chart path to an enviable air travel sector recently in Lagos, said the authorities must begin to run aviation, […]

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Africa: Why Nigeria’s Aviation Remains Unattractive

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The aviation industry is said to be catalyst for economic development, but in Nigeria, the sector remains unattractive to investors. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported in 2018 that air transport supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity; that over 10 million people work directly for the industry itself. IATA also said that air travel […]

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Africa: Opportunities And Challenges In African Aviation Industry

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Over the recent years, opportunities in the dynamic African aviation industry is steadily rising, thanks to the continent’s growing political stability and tourism potentials. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted that Africa will become one of the fastest growing aviation communities in the world over the next 20 years at a yearly increase of almost 5 percent. The […]

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News: Cote d’Ivoire is blocking Africa World Airlines Application for 18 months now as Aviation Taxes stunts growth -Sean Mendis

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At the just concluded Accra Weizo, the West Africa Travel Market, seamless travel within the sub-region was a major point of discussion. Held at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana, the aviation session saw the panelists and participants exchange views on the challenges and prospects of inter-connecting West Africa. In this interview with CHUKS NWANNE, the COO of […]

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Africa: ‘How policy inconsistency kills aviation industry’

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Perennial inconsistency in government policies has been blamed for stagnation in the aviation industry. Experts, who spoke in Lagos, at the 23rd League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) yearly conference, Wednesday, blamed the government and aviation regulatory bodies for failing to maximise the potential of the sector to stimulate growth and economic development. Specifically, the sector has in the […]

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Africa: Making My Nigerian Aviation Fantasy A Reality…

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Long time readers will know that I’m not exaggerating when I say that I have a slight obsession with quirky airline startups. Air Belgium was perhaps the perfect example of that, and I was lucky enough to be one of the (relatively) few passengers to ever fly on their scheduled flight between Charleroi and Hong Kong. Air Peace: “When You […]

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Africa: Ground handling firm, Nas Aviation targets some 9k flights in EA

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A ground flight handling company, Nas Aviation Service (NAS), which operates in 12 airports in East Africa plans to handle some 9,500 planes by end of this year. NAS Dar Airco General Manager, Miguel Serra said his company which operates at all three major airports in the country also operates in Uganda and Mozambique. In Tanzania, the company operates at […]

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