Africa: Why 4 Generations of Airlines have failed in Nigeria-Olowo

Why 4 Generations of Airlines have failed in Nigeria-Olowo The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI) President, Mr. Gbenga Olowo has given his voice to the recent take-over of Arik Air by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON. He said other airlines in the country not only Arik Air should be looked into for better operations. “Treating the Arik […]

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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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Aviation: 2016 year of big winners and losers in West Africa

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IKECHI UKO West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no strong Airline in West Africa and no Airport hub in West and Central Africa. East Africa has 2 hubs in Nairobi and Addis Ababa while South Africa has the massive Oliver […]

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Africa: Aviation regulation in Nigeria: The chequered history

By Chris Aligbe Civil Aviation regulation in Nigeria became the function of the National Government in the immediate post-colonial period. Nigeria had bought over the equities of Elder Dempstar and other stakeholders in West African Airways Corporation – WAAC following the withdrawal of Ghana in 1958 after independence; it became imperative that the new nation put in place a regulatory […]

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