Africa: Outbound Passenger Traffic Rises Despite Visa Restrictions

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There has been an increase in outbound passenger traffic since this year, as airlines indicate higher load factor on passengers travelling out of the country. According to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), no fewer than 3,319,720 air travellers passed through Nigeria airports between January and March 2019, and there are indications that the number may double by the end […]

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Africa: Absence of Domestic Tourism in Nigeria depresses passenger numbers by 30% in 2018

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Passenger traffic on domestic routes in the country dropped by over 30 per cent in the first half of 2018, compared with same period last year, findings by THISDAY has shown. The airlines attributed the development to slowdown in economic activities, as well as low purchasing power. Records on passenger movement made available to THISDAY by the Federal Airports Authority […]

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Africa: Nigeria Records Low Growth in Air Passenger Traffic

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Total passenger movement figures in 2016 and 2017 indicated that Nigeria recorded lower passenger traffic last year despite the fact that economic recession peaked in 2016 and started easing in 2017 as indices show that the economy witnessed a rebound with the reduction of exchange rate from N500 per dollar at the height of the recession to the current N360. […]

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Aviation: Low-Cost Carriers Rank higher than Legacy Airlines for Passenger Satisfaction while Luxury Hotels lead others in Survey

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Passenger satisfaction is up compared to a year ago, but airlines remain in the bottom third of industries tracked by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). As the largest airlines lower their ticket prices to compete with discount carriers, the industry gains 4.2 percent to 75 on a 100-point scale. The ACSI results are based on thousands of customer interviews […]

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Africa: Bahrain’s Ibdar in Shariah Compliant aviation deal with Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir

Bahrain-based wholesale Islamic Investment bank, Ibdar Bank, has announced the successful exit along with its investors through the sale of five Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for an undisclosed amount, further solidifying Ibdar Bank’s position as a major GCC player in the aviation sector. The aircraft were leased to Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir. The award-winning Ethiopian Airlines’ transaction involved 12-year Shari’ah […]

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Aviation: 51 Chinese made aircraft fly in 15 African Countries as China pledges more


China plans to train at least 500 aviation personnel from Africa annually as part of efforts to boost the continent’s fast-growing aviation sector. Shu Limei, the commercial councilor for Asia and Africa in Guangdong Province made the pledge at the China-Africa Aviation Forum held in China’s Zhuhai City. “We will help Africa to deal with challenges such as backward infrastructure […]

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News: Case of Doctor on Delta flight refused offer to help a sick passenger because she is black

Tamika Cross, a physician, was midway through a flight from Detroit to Minneapolis when a passenger emergency sent her into “doctor mode.” Sometime after takeoff, a man two rows in front of her suddenly became unresponsive, she said, and flight attendants called for help. Cross, an obstetrician and gynecologist, said she immediately flagged down one of the crew members, offering […]

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Like James Meredith, Wole Soyinka has disappointed the Black race

As a young child in the 1962, with great interest and passion for the unfolding events surrounding black and African liberation movements and the civil rights struggle, I was intrigued by the struggles of the African American people , in the Southern states of the USA, in the effort to desegregate the institutions of state, especially education and voting rights. […]

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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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Medview Airlines Lagos-London booms as foreign airlines suffer in Nigeria

NIGERIA’S foreign exchange crisis has taken another huge toll on its air travel industry as cost of air fares on some foreign routes have soared following the recent decision by some foreign airlines to relocate their ticketing and sales offices to Ghana. This was as Spanish national carrier, Iberia Airlines would suspend its Lagos-Madrid operation from May 12, 2016. Leading […]

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