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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Akwaaba 2016: Aviation experts speak on why African airlines fail

Aviation experts at the just concluded Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos have identified the problems militating against the growth of the Aviation industry in Nigeria and Africa and why airlines fail. The experts who were also discussants on the paper presented by the former managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun on the […]

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Aviation: Arik Air airlifts 19.5m passengers in 10 yrs, to increase fleet to 52 by 2025

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…Airline laments inability to operate Abuja-London route By Sade Williams Arik Air, West and Central Africa’ s largest carrier, said on Monday it carried over 19 million passengers between October 30, 2006, when it started operations and October, 30, 2016, when it clocked 10 years of providing safe and secure air travel to the Nigerian public. Speaking at a press […]

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Aviation: Depleting Passenger Traffic in Nigeria

As air passenger traffic continues to nosedive due to high fares and schedule hiccups occasioned by aviation fuel scarcity, Chinedu Eze warns that the development constitutes a major setback to Nigeria’s air transport sector and the economy as a whole. Nigerians are in a quagmire over limited choices of the right means of transport. The country has networks of roads […]

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Aviation: Economic Downturn, Fuel Scarcity Threatening Existence of Nigerian Carriers- Mbanuzuo

Dana Air’s Accountable Manager, Obi Mbanuzuo warns that Nigerian airlines may go under except urgent action is taken by the government to salvage the situation. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: How is fuel scarcity impacting on your operations? One of Dana’s main selling points is on-time performance and onboard service. Currently the on-time performance has been affected by the […]

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Africa: IATA wonders why Aviation Fuel in Africa is twice the global price,

International Air Transport Association, IATA, vice president, Africa, Raphael Kuuchi said Nigerian government and indeed their counterparts in Africa are killing aviation industry with the very high cost of aviation fuel, otherwise known as Jet A1. He said plans are already in motion to engage the governments to see how aviation could be utilised for economic development. “We are engaging […]

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As global Passenger traffic grows Africa suffers decline

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Despite a slowdown in March, passenger traffic continues to grow with airports worldwide reporting an increase in total passenger traffic. After strong year-over-year passenger traffic growth rates recorded in January (+6.9%) and February (+9.2%), passenger traffic continues to grow with airports worldwide reporting an increase in total passenger traffic by 5.7% for the month of March and 7.3% for the […]

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Rwanda To Hold 26th WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM FOR AFRICA

By Friday Nwosu Rwanda is set to hold the 26th World Economic Forum for Africa, to further integrate the African continent through digital integration. The forum which is expected to hold from the 11th-13 May 2016, with the theme: “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation”, will bring together regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society in Africa […]

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African airlines, others record growth in cargo, passenger traffic

THE global air transport report has revealed that African airlines have recorded a growth of 4.9 per cent, which reversed the year-on-year contraction experienced in June, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). However, with the capacity rising up to 4.5 per cent, the load factor improved slightly to 70.2 per cent. Currently, the biggest factor impacting international traffic […]

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