Aviation: Uganda Leading Africa in Liberalising Airspace

Uganda Leading Africa in Liberalising Airspace Uganda has been commended for implementing liberal aviation policies and asked the country to spear head processes for other African countries to fully open up their airspace. Speaking at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) silver jubilee stakeholders’ dinner at Kampala Serena Hotel last week, African Airlines Association secretary general, Mr Elijah Chingosho, said it […]

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Rwandair: 11 Airplanes, 650,000 passengers 19 destinations and more to come

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AS the sun sets on the year 2016, Rwanda aviation industry, particularly RwandAir, is basking in glee following a year well spent, at least in terms of capacity building for the national carrier. Besides the new policies announced by cabinet to streamline the aviation sector activities, like cargo handling and logistics, this year the airline has laid a firm foundation […]

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Aviation: Airlines Urge African Nations To Release Blocked Funds

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) called upon African governments to release funds they have blocked airlines from repatriating due to a shortage of foreign currency. Addressing delegates attending the opening of the 48th AFRAA annual general assembly at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, on Monday, AFRAA secretary general Elijah Chingosho said African countries hit hard by the nosediving price of oil […]

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Africa: Dr. Elijah Chingosho to retire as AFRAA Secretary General & CEO in 2017

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has announced that its Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Elijah Chingosho, will retire in 2017 after serving seven years in the role. “Eng. Elijah Chingosho has been an effective leader of AFRAA, who has achieved a lot as its The association, said it is regrettable that he will be leaving the Association, […]

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Aviation: Africa prepares for single air transport market in January

Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Rwanda and Zimbabwe are set to meet a single air transport market target by the end of next year, Secretary-General, African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Dr. Elijah Chingosho, has said. He said the nations were ready to implement the Yamoussoukro Declaration that calls for African countries to open their skies to more flights from African Airlines. […]

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Aviation in Africa still promising, says agency

By Joe Ombuor According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast, the upward progression will result from huge economic growth and investment in many African countries. The revelation came up during deliberations at the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) headquarters in Nairobi in the run up to the Aviation Stakeholders Convention in Rwanda next month. Stakeholders said the role of […]

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Zimbabwe to host African airlines Association meeting in November

Air Zimbabwe’s turnaround strategy is set to receive a major boost this year after the national airline won the right to host the 48th African Airlines Association (AFRAA) annual general assembly (AGA) in Victoria Falls later this year. The event, which will take place from November 20 to November 22, is expected to attract 400 high profile delegates from Africa, […]

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African open skies starts 2017

Africa is on course to liberalize its aviation sector by the end of January 2017, an industry lobby said on Thursday. African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Secretary General Elijah Chingosho told Xinhua in Nairobi that countries, which collectively control 85 percent of Africa’s air traffic, are committed to opening their skies to other African airlines. “We are likely to achieve the […]

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