Aviation: Has AMCON become Nigerian aviation’s knight in shining armour?

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Has AMCON become Nigerian aviation’s knight in shining armour? By FEMI OYEDIRAN The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) recently took over control of Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline in order, we are told, to protect their anxious creditors, prevent a catastrophic shutdown of services to the public and preserve the jobs of their long-suffering employees. Arik, has debts of […]

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Aviation: SAA to pay fine to Comair for unfair trade practice

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SAA to pay fine to Comair for unfair trade practice The High Court in Johannesburg has ordered South African Airways (SAA) to pay Comair over R1 billion for anti-competitive behavior by the national carrier. The judgment comes after a 14-year legal battle between the two airlines. Comair initiated the case relating to travel agent incentive schemes in favour of SAA. […]

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Aviation: Nigeria Accused of Using Arik’s Take over as Ruse to Set up National Carrier

Nigeria Accused of Using Arik’s Take over as Ruse to Set up National Carrier The Association of Concerned Aviation Professionals (ACAP) has expressed alarm at the brazen takeover of Arik Air by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on behalf of the federal government, describing the foremost local carrier as a private concern, which accounts for over 60 per […]

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Aviation: Ghana New Minister wants a fast tracked National Carrier in 12 months

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Ghana New Minister wants a fast tracked National Carrier in 12 months Minister-designate for Aviation has promised to see to an airline flying the Ghanaian flag in the next one year should her nomination be approved. Cecelia Dapaah said the time is ripe for Ghana to have a national carrier and she cited a feasibility study done by PricewaterhouseCoopers under […]

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Aviation: AirZim Sues Agent Over Unremitted Ticket Fees

AirZim Sues Agent Over Unremitted Ticket Fees National carrier, Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) has dragged a local safari operator, Zimbabwe International Travel and Tours, to the High Court demanding over $17 885, which the firm allegedly failed to remit after selling tickets on behalf of the airline. The national airline issued the summons sometime in December last year after efforts to […]

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Africa: ‘Cooperation, not rivalry, is the solution for Aviation in Africa’

‘Cooperation, not rivalry, is the solution for Aviation in Africa’ A national carrier is home-grown. It serves the interest of the people at all times. Having a national carrier would create employment opportunities and African countries should have their own carriers. What does it take to run a national airline? Running a national carrier like Ethiopian Airlines is a rewarding […]

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Aviation: Making a case for More planes for Air Tanzania

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President John Magufuli was at the Dar es Salaam International Airport Wednesday this week re-launching Air Tanzania, this country national flag carrier. The President was presiding over a ceremony to formerly receive and flag off two jet planes his Government has bought from Canada, which will beef up the fleet of an otherwise dying airline which was as good as […]

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Africa: Rwandair Second Airbus A330-Umurage- arrives Kigali as it spreads it wings afar

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Plans by RwandAir to enter the US and European aviation markets have been strengthened by the acquisition of another Airbus 330-300 that arrives in the country today. The airline’s officials said the plane, Christened Umurage, is expected to land at the Kigali International Airport today at 4pm local time. John Mirenge, the RwandAir chief executive, said the Airbus manufacturer handed […]

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Aviation: The Rise and Demise of Nigeria Airways

Recently, the Nigeria Senate demanded that the Federal Government of Nigeria should revive the defunct Nigeria Airways before the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. It claimed that reviving the dead airline would address the present indiscriminate and unregulated increase in airfares. However, understudying the rise and fall of Nigeria airways would often suggest that reviving the airline may […]

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Aviation: Plans to sell Kenya Airways gets investors interest

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Kenya Airways, the national carrier in East Africa’s biggest economy, is in talks with three investors over plans to sell a stake in the loss-making airline and raise cash for its operations. The airlines needs about $600 million in new debt and equity funds to finance its operations, months after it posted a record net loss of $258 million (Sh […]

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