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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Aviation: Africa Union Partners IATA to grow Aviation in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Union Commission (AU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand strategic cooperation to further the continent’s economic and social development with the benefits of safe, efficient and sustainable air transport in Africa. The MoU was signed by IATA’s director general Tony Tyler and AU infrastructure commissioner Dr Elham Mahmoud […]

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Aviation: Economic Downturn Has Not Impinged on NCAA Operations- Usman

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Muhktar Usman said the agency carries out its functions effectively despite the economic downturn and the over-bloated workforce. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: Your workers seem to be aggrieved by your style of leadership possibly because their expectation is not being met in terms of training but they acknowledged they […]

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African Aviation: Airlines to Earn $39.4bn in 2016, Africa Carriers to Lose $0.5bn

by Chinedu Eze The outgoing Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler, has announced that member airlines would earn about $39.4 billion this year. Speaking at the opening of the 72nd IATA Annual General Meeting in Dublin yesterday, Tyler explained that airlines would earn more this year than initially projected. In December […]

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African Aviation: African Airlines may lose $500m this year

Air Namibia is not in isolation as a loss-making airline as airlines across the continent are expected to report a combined loss of US$500 million in 2016. This is in contrast to all other regional airline groupings, consisting of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America, which are expected to report a collective profit of over US$39 […]

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Aviation in Africa: Has The forex crisis driven United Airlines out of Nigeria?

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… as British Airways re-evaluate Nigerian route United Airlines, one of the US carriers flying to Nigeria has hinted its customers in the country that it will soon cease flight operations to the country from the 30th of June 2016. The airlines said the last flight from Houston to Lagos will operate on June 29th, 2016 and Lagos to Houston […]

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African airlines record highest passenger traffic growth – IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says African airlines posted the strongest demand growth globally with February traffic up by 12.7 per cent compared to same month in 2015. This is contained in IATA’s global passenger traffic results for February which was issued by its Director General, Mr Tony Tyler, and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on […]

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