African Aviation: High Tariffs, Taxes Killing African Airlines

Aviation experts argue that most airlines in Nigeria and indeed Africa are insolvent but for a few airlines like Ethiopian Airlines and Royal Air Maroc. This fact was reinforced recently at the International Air Transport association (IATA)’s Aviation Day, a two-day conference held in Abuja that x-rayed the challenges faced by airlines in Africa. Many speakers at the event said […]

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IATA calls on African governments to harness the power of aviation to drive economic growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to prioritize the development of aviation nationally and at a pan-Africa level to bolster economic growth and development. Delivering his speech the regional Vice president, Africa and Middle East, Hussein Dabbas said Africa was set to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, with […]

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IATA African Aviation day comes to Abuja as Boeing says Africa will be needing 900 New planes

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By Friday Nwosu “Africa will require 900 new aircraft valued at $120 billion over the next 20 years as the industry expands across the continent,” according to aircraft manufacturer Boeing. The aviation industry will need 14, 500 pilots and 16,200 technicians over the next 20 years in other to keep up with airlines expansion plan. This is probably one of […]

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