Aviation: Africa has 2.5% of Global Air traffic because of 35% Fuel cost and 20% tax per ticket says Air Mauritius CEO

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High operating costs, market restriction, poor airport infrastructure, and blocked funds remain among the myriad challenges facing African airlines, according to several airline CEOs speaking during a recent aviation conference in Mauritius. Prohibitive visa policies represent another competitive hurdle hampering the free movement of people on intra-Africa routes. Somas Appavou, CEO of Air Mauritius, noted that fuel in Africa costs […]

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Aviation: How Airports-Airlines Collaboration Can Boost Traffic In Africa

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“Airlines need to start talking with airports to boost tourist traffic in Africa.” These were the words of Aeron Munetsi, Director, Government, Legal & Industry Affairs, African Airlines Association (AFRAA), while speaking at the Aviation Day of AKWAABA African Travel Market held in Lagos. He said it does not make sense for an airport built with $140 million to be […]

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Aviation: Africa Airlines Lead Global Rise in Passenger Traffic


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that African airlines’ traffic climbed 4.1 per cent in August, up from 3.2 per cent in July. The global body noted that the performance came after South Africa – the region’s second largest economy – returned to positive economic growth in the second quarter (Q2) 2019, as capacity rose 6.1 per cent. […]

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Africa: Zim’s air traffic control system outdated, risky

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ZIMBABWE’S outdated air traffic control system is putting lives of passengers in danger as it exposes planes to possible collisions, aviation experts have said. BY CHIPA GONDITII The archaic system also exposes the country to a serious security threat, including an invasion by a hostile foreign army because it cannot detect fast-moving fighter jets until it is too late, according […]

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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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Nigerian Airports to Experience Traffic Upsurge

Nigeria’s Airport Authority has says a significant upsurge in passenger, cargo and aircraft traffic is expected in the country’s airports by the last quarter of this year, when most of the terminal and other related projects at these airports would have been completed and commissioned. According to the General Manager, Corporate Communications, of the airport authority, with improvements in terminal […]

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Nigeria Rated among Countries with High Social Networking Traffic


According to Ericsson Mobility Report at the on going MWC in Barcelona, Spain, it was revealed that Nigeria is among the top five countries in the world to have generated high traffic in social networking. The report disclosed that out of the 68 million mobile subscriptions that were added in fourth quarter of 2015, India added the most with 21 […]

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Rwanda and Ethiopia the model States of Africa go into partnership

LAST week, Rwanda and Ethiopia inked an aviation deal that on the surface looks routine, but which could be emblematic of a quiet yet significant shift in the nature of the region’s geopolitics, positioning the two states as growing players in a continent currently bereft of a clear strong leader. The agreement, whose biggest takeaway was the fifth freedom rights, […]

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1 million Nigerians travelled abroad in May 2015

Total international air passenger traffic dropped by 27.93 per cent or as much as 406,369 passengers in the second quarter of the year (Q2 2015) compared to the preceding quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). It said a total of 1,048,598 passengers were involved in international air travel in the quarter under review. Share our story:

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