Aviation: Protectionism could cost Africa 56 million passengers

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IATA Africa VP Raphael Kuuchi has told Routes Africa delegates that protectionism could curb Africa’s aviation growth potential by 56 million passengers over the next 20 years. Speaking during the three-day Routes Africa 2019 conference in Mombasa, Kenya, Kuuchi said Africa is forecast to deliver 4.5% compound annual growth. By 2038, more than 356 million people expected to travel from, […]

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Africa: Abuja-Kaduna railway passengers rise by 270% over Insecurity

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The unbearable insecurity on the Abuja-Kaduna road has forced thousands of passengers to start using the train and has raised the passenger volume on the railway by 270 per cent. According to the Federal Government, the passenger traffic on the Abuja-Kaduna rail service has risen to 3,700 daily from its carrying capacity of 1,000 people. The government also announced plans […]

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Africa: Passengers stranded at Munich Airport after a person entered an ‘airside’ area

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At the Munich airport, thousands of passengers were stranded after a person managed to enter the ‘airside’ area by taking the wrong way through an emergency exit. The airport took to twitter and wrote that according to the information currently available, a person has probably entered the clean area of Terminal 2 through an emergency exit door from the unclean […]

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Aviation: New Seat Designs may reduce Comfort For Passengers As Airlines seeks more Yield

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News this week that Delta Air Lines is testing seats that recline even less should be sufficient to confirm airline passengers’ fears that things will only get worse before they get, almost certainly, worse. But give Delta this much credit: At least they’re still providing seats. A glimpse of how bad things really could get was provided the other day […]

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Aviation: South Korea has the Busiest Domestic Route, USA has the most Passengers while Hong Kong to Taipei is the Busiest international Air Route in the World

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Korea’s Jeju-Seoul and Australia’s Melbourne-Sydney were the world’s busiest domestic air routes in 2017 while Hong Kong-Tapei Taoyuan topped the list of international routes. But it was US citizens that flew the most, with 632 million passengers accounting for 18.6 percent of the world total. Figures released Thursday by the International Air Transport Association confirm that airlines carried more than […]

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Africa: Nigeria Air Passengers’ Traffic Increased By 28.3% In First Quarter – says CAA

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The Consumer Protection Directorate of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority says 3.2 million air travellers went through the Nigeria airports from January to March 2018. This is contained in a document released by NCAA on its website on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the figures show a 28.3 per cent increase compared to the 2.3 million passengers […]

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Africa: MedView is number 19 on passengers carried in Nigeria as experts laments death of Nigeria Airways

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For instance, in the past year, Ethiopian Airlines ferried 416,229 passengers between Nigeria and Addis Ababa to emerge the foreign carrier with the highest number of traffic in 2017 in the country. Ethiopian Airlines operates from five points in Nigeria; Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Kano and Kaduna. No Nigerian carrier operates to the East African country. Also, British Airways emerged the […]

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Africa: Nigeria Air Passenger Traffic Drops 26 Per Cent In 2017

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No fewer than 11,221,608 air travellers went through Nigeria airports in 2017, according to figures released on Thursday by the Consumer Protection Directorate of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this is a 26 per cent decrease compared to the 15,232,597 passengers recorded between January and December 2016. According to the document, the 30 […]

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Africa: 63 passengers escape death at Accra Airport in Ghana as Starbow Airlines’ plane skids Runway

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No few than sixty-three passengers aboard Starbow Airlines, a Ghanaian carrier, escaped death as an airplane belonging to the airline skid off the runway at Kotoka International Airport. According to a press statement by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority, which confirmed the incident, the airline’s aircraft Flight S9 104 was bound for Kumasi when the incident happened Saturday, 25th of […]

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Aviation: Africa is 2% global market share with 84million passengers growing at 6% says IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2016 showing that system-wide, airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers on scheduled services last year, an increase of 7% over 2015, representing an additional 242 million air trips. This information is included in the 2017 edition of the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS), the yearbook of the airline industry’s […]

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