Africa: Air Peace scales IOSA renewal hurdle, pledges to sustain safety standards


Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace has again passed the rigorous International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), pledging to sustain the high standards of its flight operations. The airline set a record when it secured its initial IOSA certificate barely two years into its operations and was admitted as a member of the global aviation body. Air Peace Chairman/Chief […]

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Aviation: Poor Management Threatens Survival of Arik Air

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Poor Management Threatens Survival of Arik Air Industry experts have expressed worries that Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Arik Air may go under in the next few months and over 3000 workers directly employed by the airline will lose their jobs; unless the airline is taken over by efficient management with international experience. THISDAY learnt that the initial plan prior to its […]

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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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Aviation: West Africa’s new Dominant Carrier Air Côte d’Ivoire adds more planes as new routes open

Earlier this year, Air Côte d’Ivoire placed an order with Airbus for three A320neos and two A320s, the Ivorian national airline becoming the first African airline to order the A320neo. CEO, René Décurey, explained that this demonstrated the airline’s commitment to accelerate its growth in western and central Africa, which has already resulted in it tripling passenger numbers over the […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Graduates 322 Aviation Professionals

Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, a full ICAO Trainer Plus Member and IATA Authorized Global Training Center, has graduated 47 pilots, 92 aviation maintenance technicians, 50 cabin crew and 133 marketing professionals in a graduation ceremony held at Ethiopian Headquarters , in Addis. Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam who congratulated and welcomed the new […]

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Aviation: RwandAir 10th aircraft, Boeing 737 “Kalisimbi” arrives Kigali with on-board Wifi

The national carrier, RwandAir’s latest acquisition Boeing 737-800NG is expected in Kigali this Wednesday having left Seattle, United States on Monday. The Boeing aircraft is the first of two new orders from the American manufacturer. The new aircraft christened ‘Kalisimbi’ is expected to increase the airline’s fleet to ten aircraft and it is expected to facilitate the carrier’s growing routes […]

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Aviation: Fmr FAAN Boss Lists Strategies For Sustaining African Airlines

As airlines in Africa continues to die untimely death with no immediate solution in sight, the former Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), Mr Richard Aisuebeogun has stated that for the continent’s airlines to be sustained they must have good internal management and business plan. His presentation is coming at a time many failed airlines both privately […]

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Aviation: Why Airlines in Africa struggle to survive, by Aisuebeogun


…as experts call for commercialization of airports By Sade Williams Richard Aisuebeogun, former managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says many Airlines in Africa are currently struggling to survive while others ceased from operating due to both external and internal pressures. He cited high industry costs, inadequate infrastructure at several airports, slow implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision, lack […]

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Africa: Visa Free travels will drive connectivity and grow trade in Africa says Ngunze CEO Kenya Airways

Mbuvi Ngunze, CEO, Kenya Airways, explains the need for deliberate policies to help boost African aviation and diversity within the industry. Graham Newton reports How is the airline performing and what are your expectations for the year? The airline’s performance is improving but we’re coming from a very tough environment over the past few years. There was a perfect storm […]

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Aviation: RwandAir opens it’s 19th destination with flight to Cotonou, Benin Republic

Rwanda’s national flag carrier RwandAir has re-assured the business community on its new drive to enhance connectivity and efficiency to boost trade. The airline said it will relentlessly continue opening new destinations to facilitate the ease of doing business and movement across Africa and beyond. Jean Paul Nyirubutama, the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir, said […]

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