Africa: Mixed feelings over increasing flight delays

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) recently released the June, 2019, summary of domestic and international flight operations indicating that over 50 per cent of the flights were delayed. The development further exposed the frustration and disappointment passengers go through on a daily basis in trying to connect many local destinations. According to the executive summary of international and domestic […]

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Aviation: Man leaves bad review of airline during flight and it only made things worse


Writing reviews or criticism of a brand, venue or service is part of the parcel on the internet these days. You can literally find reviews for anything these days and they can go with or without consequence. However, you probably shouldn’t write a review of something when you are using it, especially when you are on a plane. For some […]

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Aviation: Competition to increase in West Africa as Cote d’Ivoire discuss direct flights to U.S. with Ethiopian

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The first direct flight between the U.S. and Ivory Coast could happen next year. According to Bloomberg, the Ivory Coast, which has seen its economy grow quickly during recent years, is in advanced talks with Ethiopian Airlines but also has interest from Kenya Airways and South African Airways. More than 400,000 passengers travel from West Africa to the U.S. each […]

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Aviation: Have you ever had sex on board a flight? Survey shows surprising findings

• A new infographic based on a study of 2,000 frequent fliers reveals 1 in 5 have got frisky at 37,000 feet • Forty-one per cent have kissed someone on a flight and 16.5 per cent have ‘fondled’ a fellow passenger • Most of this action happens in coach seating, with only 25 per cent of in first class or […]

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Ethiopian airlines announces easy way from economy to Business Class

Ethiopian Airlines is introducing a great new program that will give passengers the option to bid for an upgrade from Economy Class to Cloud Nine (Business class). Using “Upgrade to Cloud Nine”, customers who have a valid Ethiopian Economy class ticket can make an individual bid for an upgrade to Business Class. Share our story:

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African States Consider Common Passport by 2018

By Theresia Tjihenuna NAMIBIA and other African states are considering the possibility of a common passport for the continent by 2018. This is one of the decisions deliberated by senior officials at the recently-ended four-day Ministerial Conference on Aviation Security and Facilitation held in Windhoek last week. The permanent secretary in the ministry of works and transport Willem Goeieman said […]

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Toddler, 2, discovered hidden in hand luggage on Air France flight between Istanbul and Paris

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a baby was smuggled inside a woman’s hand luggage on an Air France flight. Passengers on flight AF1891 from Istanbul to Paris were shocked when they discovered the two-year-old moving inside the bag. Share our story:

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London bound Man Bites Passenger on board BA flight from Dubai

A 21-year-old man was arrested on a British Airways flight after becoming violent and then allegedly biting a fellow passenger. Metropolitan police confirmed the man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and being drunk on board an aircraft and that an injured passenger received medical assistance for a minor injury at the scene. The injured passenger had been […]

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Cameroon reopens Doula Airport

The Civil Aviation Authority of Cameroon has reopened the Duala International Airport to international operations, three weeks after the airport was closed for extensive works. This is just as South African Airways (SAA) announced that it has resumed flights to Douala following the reopening of the airport on 21 March 2016. “The reopening of Douala airport for scheduled passenger operations has […]

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Plane capable of self-discharging passengers underway


ENGINEERS have revealed a radical new way to save plane passengers in the event of an emergency. The design shows an aircraft with a detachable cabin that releases in emergency situations, during take-off, landing or flight, the redesigned cabin is released from the aircraft and touches down on water or land, saving everyone’s lives on board. “Surviving in a plane […]

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