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African airlines encouraged to work together

African airlines encouraged to work together

Small African airlines have once again been urged to merge or join African alliance groups to withstand stiff competition from across the globe. "We now...
Nigerian bail out of African airlines to reduce unjust EU competition

Nigerian bail out of African airlines to reduce unjust EU competition

Nigerian commercial banks have offered to finance African airlines, whose cash needs for fleet modernization and route expansion is currently estimated at US$60 billion,...
Ethiopian Airlines’ growth to soar despite financial crisis

Ethiopian Airlines’ growth to soar despite financial crisis

The Ethiopian Airlines' projects its earnings will soar to US$ 1.2 billion in the current financial year with a profit margin of more than...
Air Mauritius’ heavy losses highlight global financial crisis

Air Mauritius’ heavy losses highlight global financial crisis

Air Mauritius has announced a loss of 11 million euros for the half year ending 30 September 2008, compared to a profit of 2...
Flights cancelled as pilots call in sick

Flights cancelled as pilots call in sick

Air Zimbabwe pilots on Friday went on strike in a row over pay and conditions, marking the first walk-out by the airline's pilots in...
All passengers killed in crash

All passengers killed in crash

It appears nobody has survived the plane crash in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Air Serv officials have announced. It appears nobody...
Four sudanese hijackers want plane to proceed to France

Four sudanese hijackers want plane to proceed to France

A Sudanese plane, hijacked during a flight from Nyala, in Darfur, to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, landed Tuesday at the Koufra airport ,...
African air travel to cost more as Air France prepares to apply “zero commission” policy

African air travel to cost more as Air France prepares to apply “zero commission” policy

14 African countries, represented by The Federation of Travel Agencies, openly expressed their non-acceptance of an Air France “zero commission” deadline from January 2009,...
No survivor in Kenyan-operated aircraft crash in Mogadishu

No survivor in Kenyan-operated aircraft crash in Mogadishu

A Kenyan-operated passenger aircraft, with three crew members, crashed after hitting a telecommunication tower as it attempted to land in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, killing...
Narrow plane crash escape for former Chelsea coach Avram Grant and family

Narrow plane crash escape for former Chelsea coach Avram Grant and family

Former coach of Chelsea FC of England, Avram Grant, his actress wife, Tzofit, and their two children escaped death by the whiskers when a...
Passenger arrested for threatening to explode plane in mid-air

Passenger arrested for threatening to explode plane in mid-air

Paulo Estevao, otherwise called Dangerman, one of the six men acquitted 1 July in the case of the attempted murder of popular Mozambican lawyer...
New airports hubs and better flight connections in Africa

New airports hubs and better flight connections in Africa

African aviation bodies have signed a tripartite agreement to seek the full liberalisation of the African skies and immediately open up negotiations with the...
A Boeing 737 overshoots runway in Port Harcourt

A Boeing 737 overshoots runway in Port Harcourt

A Boeing 737 passenger plane owned by local Nigerian airline Chanchangi overshot the runway after landing in heavy rain in Port Harcourt, capital of...
British Airways panicks after Nigerians threaten boycott

British Airways panicks after Nigerians threaten boycott

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bob Dewar, has apologised to Nigeria over the poor treatment of its nationals who were barred from boarding...
Nigerian airline attracts Africa and US

Nigerian airline attracts Africa and US

A rising number of African countries is reaching out to Nigeria's fast-growing domestic carrier, Arik Air, to operate flights from the commercial city of...
North American Airlines stops Nigerian operations

North American Airlines stops Nigerian operations

After almost two years of plying the lucrative Lagos-New York route, US airline North American has quit the route due to high fuel costs. North...
Kenya Airways resumes Paris flights

Kenya Airways resumes Paris flights

Kenya Airways, one of Africa's leading international air lines, on Friday announced plans to resume its Paris flights after a three-month suspension following the...
Missing Nigerian aircraft : President orders arrests

Missing Nigerian aircraft : President orders arrests

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has ordered the arrest and interrogation of four key officials of the National Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), over their roles...
Air Zimbabwe plane catches fire

Air Zimbabwe plane catches fire

A London-bound Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767, carrying over 90 passengers, burst into flames at Malawi's Lilongwe International Airport Thursday when it aborted a take-off...
Air transport IT summit to hold in Belgium

Air transport IT summit to hold in Belgium

The annual Air Transport Information Technology (IT) Summit, hosted by SITA, a firm that specialises in air transport communication and solutions, will take place...
Man holding a flag of Nigeria

Nigerian President promises air safety

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua said Nigeria had made efforts to put in place necessary measures to ensure airport security and air safety in the...
Flag of Mozambique

Air Corridor in trouble

The private Mozambican airline Air Corridor may never fly again because its two Boeing 737s are grounded in South Africa with serious safety problems,...
Herdsmen and hunters look for missing Nigerian plane

Herdsmen and hunters look for missing Nigerian plane

Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has engaged the services of Fulani herdsmen, local hunters and farmers in the continuing search for the Beechcraft...
Confusion over plane wreck

Confusion over plane wreck

The regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Monday denied the widely-reported claims by government officials that the wreckage of the Beech craft 1900D aircraft,...