Africa: Airport Infrastructure and Quest for Operational Hub

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The desire for Nigeria to be an operational hub in West and Central Africa has become a sing-song in the aviation industry. But as the clamour is reinforced by stakeholders, the chances seem to elude the country. This is because what are critical in growing an airport into a hub are modern airport facility, policies that serve as incentive to […]

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Africa: What Nigeria needs to become a regional aviation hub

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Unless government designs policies that will promote strong indigenous air transport carriers, the ambition to develop some airports into a hub would remain a dream, IFEOMA OKEKE writes. Airline hubs or hub airports are used by one or more airlines to concentrate passenger traffic and flight operations at a given airport. They serve as transfer (or stop-over) points to get […]

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News: Ghana ministry of Aviation aims to make Accra the Africa Hub as Air France consolidates

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The Deputy Minister for Aviation in Ghana, Honorable Kwabena Darko Mensah has emphasized the Government’s commitment to do everything in its power to make Ghana the leading Aviation Hub on the African Continent. Speaking to the Media, the Honorable Deputy Minister said he is confident very soon the Government will achieve its vision to become the top most Aviation hub […]

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Aviation: Benin becomes RwandAir’s West African Hub as it’s seventh freedom rights enables a new Airline

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RwandAir received seventh freedom rights from Benin’s Government and confirmed plans to establish a hub in Cotonou with two Boeing 737 aircraft. The airline also confirmed the governments of Rwanda and Benin signed a MoU to establish a JV airline owned by both countries and based in Cotonou. The JV airline plans to commence initial passenger and cargo operations to […]

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Medview to Use Accra for Hub Service

By Chinedu Eze Medview Airline has said it will expand its operations to more West African destinations, using Accra as operational base. The airline made this known at the weekend in Ghana’s capital when it interacted with travel agents who became elated when the airline offered them five per cent and nine per cent as commission on tickets sold. According […]

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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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Ethiopian Visa now available in many cities in Nigeria

Travelers to Ethiopia can now get their visas easily through the help of registered tour operators in Nigeria. This was revealed in Kano Nigeria by the Area Manager Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria Solomon Begashaw while addressing Kano based travel Agents at the annual Agency Seminar. Before now all travelers have to visit the Ethiopian Embassy in Abuja to procure a […]

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Jomo Kenyatta named most improved airport in Africa by ACI

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been named the best improved airport in Africa by Airports Council International in the 2015 Airport Service Quality awards. The survey carried out by ACI captured passengers’ experiences at all airport passenger contact points at more than 300 airports worldwide, and places JKIA as the fifth best airport in Africa. Welcoming the news, Kenya Airports […]

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Ghana to launch National carrier, build new terminal as Turkish goes double daily to Accra

President John Dramani Mahama says government is working assiduously to get a new national airline established on a Public-Private-Partnership basis soon, after a successful prefeasibility study. “Government’s plan to set up a new national airline under a PPP arrangement to support the policy-objective of establishing Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as an aviation hub is also on-going. It is my expectation, […]

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Rwanda and Ethiopia the model States of Africa go into partnership

LAST week, Rwanda and Ethiopia inked an aviation deal that on the surface looks routine, but which could be emblematic of a quiet yet significant shift in the nature of the region’s geopolitics, positioning the two states as growing players in a continent currently bereft of a clear strong leader. The agreement, whose biggest takeaway was the fifth freedom rights, […]

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