Africa: At Akwaaba 2016, participants seek new direction for African tourism

*Decry State Of Aviation Industry, Proffer Solutions For three days, stakeholders in the travel and tourism industries from across African and beyond converged at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, for the 2016 edition of the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market. Declared open by the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe, Annastacia Ndlouv, the event, which […]

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Akwaaba: How Governments hinder Airlines and Aviation in Africa

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Chinedu Eze writes that most African airlines are financially weak and cannot play in the big league of international carriers owing to poor policy implementation by governments One of the things people took away from this year’s Akwaaba African travel market was the exposition and insight given about African airlines and why it lags behind other regions in the world. […]

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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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Akwaaba: African governments urged to commercialise airports

Mr Richard Aisuebeogun, former Managing Director of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has called for the commercialisation of airports in Africa to support the aviation industry. He sad until countries saw this as a commercial entity the growth of the industry would remain stunning. Mr Aisuebeogun was speaking at the 12th Edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market Tourism Conference, […]

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Akwaaba: Nigeria records highest number of failed airlines in Africa

By Friday Nwosu ….as aviation professionals discuss ways of sustaining air operation Nigeria has been identified as having the highest number of failed airlines in Africa as expert in the aviation sector gathered at the 12th Akwaaba Travel and Tourism conference to x-ray factors militating against African carriers in having hitch free operations in the continent. Speaking at the just […]

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Akwaaba: Aviation experts chart way to profitability of African airlines

Experts in the Travel and Aviation sub sectors have enumerated the myriad of problems facing airlines on the Africa continent, while proffering solutions for sustainability and progress. The experts who brainstormed at the 2016 Akwaaba African Travel Market (Aviation Day) in Lagos recently, revealed that African aviation is less than three per cent of global RPKs. The former Managing Director […]

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Aviation: Fmr FAAN Boss Lists Strategies For Sustaining African Airlines

As airlines in Africa continues to die untimely death with no immediate solution in sight, the former Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), Mr Richard Aisuebeogun has stated that for the continent’s airlines to be sustained they must have good internal management and business plan. His presentation is coming at a time many failed airlines both privately […]

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Aviation: Why Airlines in Africa struggle to survive, by Aisuebeogun

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…as experts call for commercialization of airports By Sade Williams Richard Aisuebeogun, former managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says many Airlines in Africa are currently struggling to survive while others ceased from operating due to both external and internal pressures. He cited high industry costs, inadequate infrastructure at several airports, slow implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision, lack […]

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Aisuebeogun Advise Nigerian Government To Privatise 22 Airports

By Friday Nwosu Former Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun, has advised Nigerian government to privatise the 22 federal airports under the management of the agency (FAAN), According to Aisuebeogun, aside that it is the trend globally, the privatisation of the airports will enhance their (airports’) income generation capacity and make their very […]

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