Africa: Remove VAT to grow Aviation in Ghana, Airlines ask

Players in Ghana’s domestic aviation sector have renewed their call on government to withdraw the 17.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) imposed on domestic air fares two years ago. According to them, the introduction of the tax has led to a 40 per cent drop in patronage of flight services across all routes. “The market has shrunk so much […]

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Africa: Selling Heathrow slots is the worst turnaround mistake made by KQ says Expert

The African aviation industry is a vital catalyst for economic growth. This week on Africa Inc, Alishia Seckam and the team take a look at why some airlines are streaming ahead while other are losing altitude. Africa accounts for 3% of the world’s air traffic and most airlines are state-owned. Africa Inc explores whether state-owned airline companies are holding back […]

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African: Aviation Fuel is higher in Ghana than other West African airports says AFRAA boss


International airlines are shying away from Ghana as a result of the current high aviation fuel prices, Raphael Kuuchi, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Vice President for Africa has said. “One challenge I think needs to be addressed if Ghana’s aviation is going to move to the next level is addressing the high fuel price. The fuel price in Ghana […]

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IATA: Nigeria Aviation taxes are too high as $575m Airlines funds trapped


The International Air Transport Association said that funds belonging to foreign airlines, which had been trapped in the country due to the Federal Government’s policy on foreign exchange, stood at $575m (N113.28bn) as of March this year. The association also bemoaned the high taxes imposed on air travellers in Africa, with Nigeria identified as one of the countries where the […]

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Aviation industry could transform Africa — Air Zimbabwe boss

BY TARISAI MANDIZHA The aviation industry continues to be key to the transformation of African economies such as Zimbabwe, despite the country’s economic challenges, experts have said. Speaking at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) day celebrations in Victoria Falls, African Airlines Association president and Air Zimbabwe acting chief executive officer Edmund Makona said aviation had created 6,1 million jobs […]

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African aviation growing at 4.7% says IATA


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that African aviation has supported 6.9 million jobs and generated over USD80 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Africa’s aviation sector has also carried over 70 million passengers, and is predicted to grow 4.7% per year. However, IATA has stated that for Africa to realise its full economic potential, commercial air travel […]

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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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AWA Gets IOSA Certification, as it promises to enlarge market share in Ghana.

Friday Nwosu Africa World Airlines, Ghana’s fastest growing regional carrier, has received the International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Programme certificate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after an intensive and rigorous process. The airline’s certificate is valid from May 1, 2015 to May 1, 2017 and it has subsequently been listed on the IOSA register. Share our story:

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High taxes killing aviation industry in Ghana

Airfares are likely to be reduced if the operation costs of airline companies are reduced. This is the verdict of Vice President, Africa of the International Air Transport Association, Raphael Kuuchi. According to him, Ghana’s aviation industry which he commends as a highly competitive one is however constrained with the continuous rise in production costs. Share our story:

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Raphael Kuuchi appointed IATA VP – Africa

Mr. Raphael Kuuchi has been appointed as the IATA Vice President for Africa. Prior to his appointment, Raphael was the Director of Commercial, Corporate and Industry Affairs, at the African Airlines Association. “I look forward to leading IATA in Africa at this important time in the development of the continent’s aviation sector and working with partners across the continent. This […]

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