Africa: Dlamini Zuma lauds Kenya Rwanda, others for Single Aviation Market


Dlamini Zuma lauds Kenya Rwanda, others for Single Aviation Market Outgoing Africa Union Commission chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has congratulated  Kenya and other African states for leading in launching Single African Aviation Market. The South African urged the continent to emulate Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia and South Africa to open the continent’s aviation space for everybody. Zuma was speaking during […]

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Aviation: The Impact of Open Skies on Air Traffic in EU-US

The Impact of Open Skies on Air Traffic in EU-US The number of direct routes between the U.S. and Western Europe has grown 40% since 2010, according to an analysis by Sydney-based Centre for Aviation. Centre for Aviation credited the 2008 EU-U.S. open-skies agreement for the net increase of 88 Western Europe-U.S. city pairs over the past six years. “Certainly […]

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Rwandair: 11 Airplanes, 650,000 passengers 19 destinations and more to come


AS the sun sets on the year 2016, Rwanda aviation industry, particularly RwandAir, is basking in glee following a year well spent, at least in terms of capacity building for the national carrier. Besides the new policies announced by cabinet to streamline the aviation sector activities, like cargo handling and logistics, this year the airline has laid a firm foundation […]

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African Aviation: Swaziland to implement open Skies to Boost Airport viability

By Manqoba Makhubu THE country is currently working on implementing the Yamoussoukro Decision to enable full liberalisation of air transport services in terms of access, capacity, frequency, and tariffs. Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) Director General Solomon Dube said this would result in increased trade, both regional and intercontinental which is critical for economic development. However, he said the agreement […]

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Aviation: Africa prepares for single air transport market in January

Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Rwanda and Zimbabwe are set to meet a single air transport market target by the end of next year, Secretary-General, African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Dr. Elijah Chingosho, has said. He said the nations were ready to implement the Yamoussoukro Declaration that calls for African countries to open their skies to more flights from African Airlines. […]

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African Aviation: COMESA plans open Skies and common use facilities for the region

Liberalisation of airspace in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) should expedited to boost regional trade and promote air travel. According to Dr Abu sufian Dafalla, the COMESA director for infrastructure and logistics, aviation is an essential life-line to intra-African trade and sustainable economic development in the trade bloc, and the continent generally. “It is therefore imperative […]

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Open Skies could generate 155,000 jobs, $1.3 billion GDP in Africa-Derek Hanekom

By Friday Nwosu South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom has said Africa countries could create 155,000 jobs and generate $1.3 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) if the countries are willing to implement the Open Skies Agreement for the continent. Open skies refers to a bilateral or multilateral air service agreement that liberalizes the rules for international aviation markets and […]

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


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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Air Mauritius seeks to connect Africa with regional operations

News that Air Mauritius is planning to start a regional airline is great for connectivity across the African continent, but at this stage none of it is 100% confirmed, says Regional Manager for the airline Carla Da Silva. Connectivity across Africa could be vastly improved as per the directive of Yamoussoukro Decision for an Open Skies Africa policy, but this […]

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Dlamini-Zuma hails Ghana for visa-on-arrival policy, as Rwanda and Ethiopia goes open skies

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has welcomed Ghana’s decision to introduce a visa-on-arrival policy for citizens of African Union member-states. Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, announced the decision in his State of the Nation address to the Ghanaian Parliament recently. “With effect from July this year, we will be allowing citizens of AU Member States to […]

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