Aviation: African carriers record market share of 2.1 percent, says IATA

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The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 2018 performance figures reveal that African airlines have carried 92 million passengers, up 5.5 percent over 2017. These carriers had a market share of 2.1 percent. In terms of market share, Asia-Pacific region airlines carried the largest number of passengers (1.6 billion) worldwide, an increase of 9.2 percent compared to the region’s passengers in […]

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Africa: IATA meets Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa over US$196 million owed to airlines

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it has met Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa to discuss, among other issues, the release of US$196 million in revenue owed to airlines by the cash-strapped southern African country. Zimbabwe’s economy has been in crisis for the greater part of two decades, partly manifested in acute foreign currency shortages as the export sector struggles. […]

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Aviation: IATA honours its 2019 best performing global training partners

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its 2019 Premier Circle winners as well as its regional top performing training partners as part of its prestigious recognition program. More than 450 IATA global training partners are evaluated on select criteria, such as the quality of training delivered determined by the examination pass rate, the number of students trained, and many […]

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Aviation: Africa Airlines safety level with Jets are very high but low with Turbo Props says IATA Boss

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Africa’s Aviation industry safety performance improved in 2017 in all sub-Saharan countries, IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said. Airlines in the Sub-Saharan Africa region had zero jet hull losses and zero fatal accidents involving jets or turboprops for the second consecutive year. Both the turboprop hull loss rate and the all-accident rates declined against the average of […]

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Akwaaba: West and central Africa is least connected in Aviation Industry in Africa-IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has said West and Central Africa is the least connected air transport market in the aviation industry in Africa. Vice President, IATA, Africa and the Middle East, Adefunke Adeyemi, stated this at the just concluded 14th Akwaaba African Travel Market, held in Lagos recently. Adeyemi who spoke on the topic: “Interconnectivity in Africa and […]

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Aviation: Open Sky Africa Will Benefit Nigerian Airlines – IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that Nigerian airlines would benefit hugely from the free movement of the region’s carriers from one country to another, popularly referred to as ‘open sky’. This is coming as aviation experts have identified lack of discipline among pilots, degraded runway, poor radar coverage and inadequate number of air traffic controllers as threats […]

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Aviation: IATA Wants Nigerian Carriers To Take Advantage Of Single African Air Transport Market

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday urged Nigerian airlines to take advantage of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) to expand their operations across the continent. The NIGERIA NEWS reports that Mrs Adefunke Adeyemi, Vice-President, IATA for Africa, gave the advice while speaking at the ongoing Akwaaba Travel and Tourism Fair taking place in Lagos. Adeyemi said […]

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News: IATA Africa supports call for Tourism & Aviation Ministers meeting in discussions with Seychelles Tourism Consultant

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Raphael Kuuchi, the IATA’s Special Envoy to Africa on Aeropolitical Affairs and Alain St.Ange of Saint Ange Tourism Consultancy who is the former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of the Seychelles said as they met in Ghana that the time is right for a joint Ministerial meeting of African Tourism and also of Civil Aviation Ministers. The […]

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News: IATA, AFRAA sign MoU to Advance Aviation in Africa

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Airline Association (AFRAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen their cooperation. The MoU was signed by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO and AFRAA’s Secretary General, Abderahmane Berthé on the sidelines of the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting in Sydney. Under the MoU, IATA and AFRAA will […]

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News: IATA, African Development Bank sign MoU to advance Africa’s aviation

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed Tuesday in Abuja, Nigeria, on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s World Aviation Forum, “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure” by IATA’s […]

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