Africa: One aviation industry, too many facts, figures

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Conflicting figures are fast becoming the in-thing in local air travel business, and in-between is the credibility gap. WOLE OYEBADE writes. It is often said in the telecommunications sector that data is life. In aviation, life abounds in facts and figures. In fact, a suitable maxim is ‘show me your figures and I will forecast the future’.Forecasting, via facts and […]

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Africa: Inconsistency In Nigeria’s N525 Billion 2018 Aviation Ticket Sales Figure


The actual status of air travel, its traffic and the attendant total ticket sales nationwide are yet a subject of controversy among aviation stakeholders. While the body of travel agencies, the downstream sector of the industry, has declared N525 billion ($1.5 billion) ticket sales for 2018, suggesting a comparative improvement in traffic, the Global Distribution Service (GDS) providers, the middle […]

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Africa: Despite recent tragedy, Ethiopian Airlines is an example of what SAA should strive for


African aviation is expected to grow at 5.4 % a year over the next 10 years and forms a key part of the economic lifeblood of the continent. SA Airways (SAA) and Ethiopian Airlines (EA) are the two top-rated African airlines based on size and customer feedback, and should therefore benefit most from this potential growth. The diverging fortunes of […]

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Africa: Firm seeks increased women participation in aviation industry

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Co-Founder, Aviaten Initiatives Limited, Promoters of Miss Aviation African Pageant, Ossai Ilome is seeking increased participation of women in the aviation sector in Nigeria and Africa in general. Ilome, during an interview with newsmen in Abuja recently said the organisation was an action advocacy network contributing to the development of aviation industry in Africa. He said the aviation industry in […]

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Africa: Civil Aviation Director suspended amid controversy

Somalia’s aviation and air transport minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Salad, has on Tuesday suspended country’s Aviation managing Director, Yusuf Abdi Abdulle, Garowe Online reports. The minister has announced the suspension through a statement dated 9th July 2018, saying the decision was made after having seen the need for transformation and speed up the agency’s services. No reason was given for suspension […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines Receives Africa’s Largest 737 MAX

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Ethiopian Airlines, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has taken delivery of the largest B737 MAX fleet in the Continent on July 2, 2018. The B737 MAX 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness ultimately boosting customers’ […]

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Africa: Hope Rising for Aviation Sector

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The review of the first half of 2018 indicates a beckoning hope for the aviation industry in Nigeria as government policies, African Union, regional financial institutions gear up to grow air transport in the continent, writes Chinedu Eze The aviation industry showed greater prospects in the first half of 2018, than in the previous years, with African Development Bank and […]

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Africa: Nigerian Civil Aviation boss says $5bn is lost annually due to the absence of strong Carrier

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Nigeria loses over $5 billion annually in the aviation industry which includes about $2 billion repatriated per annum by foreign airlines and unserviced Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA). This unfortunate incident occurs because the country does not have major airlines to reciprocate flight services to countries whose airlines operate in Nigeria. The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority […]

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Africa: Nigeria is the only Country in the AFI region with 2 Certified Airport says Aviation Spokesman

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured all airport users and stakeholders that adequate measures have been put in place to ensure regular funding and safety in the aviation sector, for the sustenance of the hard-earned certification of airports that is on going. The Aviation Authority has also assured that similar meticulousness adopted in certifying the first two airports […]

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Africa: Maintenance, repair, overhaul facilities will boost aviation industry – Minister

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The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the proposed establishment of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility and Aviation Leasing Company (ALC) in the country will boost aviation business. Sirika stated this at the presentation of the Outline Business Case (OBC) Certificates for the Aviation Leasing Company (ALC) and the Maintenance, Repairs and Overhaul (MRO) by Infrastructure Concession […]

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