Aviation: Will Air Peace Win Back the West Coast for Nigeria

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Will Air Peace Win Back the West Coast for Nigeria Perennial aviation fuel scarcity and its skyrocketing cost since 2016 hampered operations of Nigerian airlines in the West and Central Africa. With the dollars scarcity in Nigeria, which forced down the value of Naira, West Coast operations gave Nigerian airlines the leeway to earn foreign exchange. Early in 2016, Aero […]

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Aviation: Making Nigerian Airlines Profitable

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Aviation: Making Nigerian Airlines Profitable Scarcity of dollars and low value of the naira have prompted Nigerian airlines to see the need to operate regional and international routes. These routes open the door for them to earn foreign currency as many of these countries in West and Central Africa are not hard hit in terms of dollar scarcity like Nigeria […]

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Aviation: SA, Chad sign Bilateral Agreement on aviation

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Aviation: SA, Chad sign Bilateral Agreement on aviation South Africa and Chad have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) which is expected to bring opportunities that will grow the aviation industry in both countries. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Minister of Civil Aviation and National Meteorology of Chad Haoua Acyl Ahmat Aghabach signed the agreement in Pretoria on Friday. […]

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Africa: Focus on aviation, tourism growth in Africa as Akwaaba expands scope

The African Travel and Tourism Conference (ATTC), a new addition to the African (Akwaaba)Travel Market exhibitions which holds annually in West Africa, has achieved a massive success which its debut edition this year attracted an audience of over 2, 000 delegates. The first session focused on ‘State of Aviation in Africa,’ while the second looked at the ‘State of Tourism […]

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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: How Governments hinder Airlines and Aviation in Africa

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Chinedu Eze writes that most African airlines are financially weak and cannot play in the big league of international carriers owing to poor policy implementation by governments One of the things people took away from this year’s Akwaaba African travel market was the exposition and insight given about African airlines and why it lags behind other regions in the world. […]

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Aviation: Experts discuss how 37 Airlines failed in Africa at Akwaaba conference

While the conference kicked-started with a focus on aviation, subsequent speakers and panelists focused on the various dimensions of travel and tourism and how to stimulate the sector, even as participants received certificates of participation immediately after the conference. Renn Offor The African Travel and Tourism Conference (ATTC), a new addition to the African Travel Market exhibitions which holds annually […]

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Aviation: How and Why 4 Foreign Airlines stopped flights to Nigeria

Low value of the local currency, unfavourable forex policy, aviation fuel scarcity and high cost of fuel, and poor infrastructure have kept international carriers under pressure and forcing them to leave the juicy Nigerian market, writes Chinedu Eze In a normal operational situation where there is no security threat, no diplomatic imbroglio and there is no war, foreign airlines cannot […]

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Africa: In Response to Ethiopia-Namibia flights South Africa ties up 5th freedom with Namibia

South Africa and Namibia have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) to strengthen the already existing civil aviation relations between the two countries. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Namibia’s Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus Naruseb, signed the agreement on Thursday in Pretoria. “Our air service arrangements are liberal, with our designated airlines allowed to, among others, operate an […]

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Aviation: Depleting Passenger Traffic in Nigeria

As air passenger traffic continues to nosedive due to high fares and schedule hiccups occasioned by aviation fuel scarcity, Chinedu Eze warns that the development constitutes a major setback to Nigeria’s air transport sector and the economy as a whole. Nigerians are in a quagmire over limited choices of the right means of transport. The country has networks of roads […]

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