Aviation: Africa must implement 1990 Yamoussoukro agreement for open skies, says AfDB President

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on African countries to implement the 1990 Yamoussoukro agreement for open skies. While 20 countries have signed on, the 27-year old accord still faces implementation challenges, Akinwumi Adesina, President of the AfDB said Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the third ICAO World Aviation Forum in Abuja. “Rigid bilateral air service agreements have […]

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Aviation: Is Open Skies in Africa now a ‘Pipe Dream’? AFRAA thinks so

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It is fast approaching 20 years since a November 1999 conference held in Ivory Coast at which 44 African states adopted the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD), which called for an open skies air transport policy across the continent. But at the recent Aviation Africa conference held in the Rwandan capital Kigali delegates heard that implementation is still far from complete and […]

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Aviation: African Airlines Launch New Push For Single Aviation Market In 2017

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African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has intensified its campaign for opening up the African airspace by declaring support to the African Union’s (AU) initiative towards a single air transport market by 2017. Realisation of a single African air transport market in 2017 and the opening up of the airspace to all African airlines were key steps requiring the support of the […]

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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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AU starts implementation of Yamoussoukro declaration on aviation

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The African Union Commission (AUC) is now promoting and facilitating full implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision on Liberalisation of Air Transport Markets in Africa, which will lead to the establishment of a single African air transport market by 2017, according to AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Share our story:

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Qatar CEO: Airlines have been taking African passengers to the cleaners

By Selene Brophy Cape Town – Qatar Airways has inaugurated its newly launched Durban-Doha route, as part of an expansion of the airline’s operations and decade-long investment in South Africa. The new route will see a four-times-weekly flight between the two cities, with a total of 21 flights a week now connecting South Africa to Qatar Airways’ global network. The […]

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