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  • Mauritius: Air Seychelles posts net profits of US $2.1 million in 2015
    03 may 2016 16:54:21
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Seychelles national airline, Air Seychelles, on Tuesday posted its fourth year of profitability in a row with net profits worth US$2.1 million in 2015 on revenues of US$105.4 million, PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Tanzania: European Council adopts EU passenger name record directive to curb terrorism
    21 april 2016 12:00:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - (PANA) - The European Council (EC) on Thursday adopted a directive on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime, according to a press statement made available to PANA in Dar es Salaam. Full text...

  • South Africa: Cape Town International Airport voted top in Africa
    18 march 2016 13:38:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Cape Town International Airport has been named the best airport in Africa by the Europe-based Skytrax Awards. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana builds new terminal at Accra airport
    02 march 2016 12:05:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana is building a new terminal at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra that will enable the airport handle five million passengers a year.Full text...

  • US: Qatar Airways to offer direct flights to Maputo, Mozambique
    10 february 2016 16:00:56
    New York, US (PANA) - One of the world leading airlines, Qatar Airways, on Wednesday said it would upgrade to non-stop B787 Dreamliner service three times weekly between Doha and Maputo, Mozambique, effective 27 March. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Platform to connect aviation, hotel sectors to take off
    03 february 2016 10:28:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A unique platform bringing together airlines, airports, hotel and hospitality investors for the first time, is being launched in October this year in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria to suspend flights to Tripoli from Friday
    27 january 2016 14:06:13
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – The Algerian ministry of Transport announced here Wednesday the suspension, from Friday, of flights between Algiers and Tripoli. Full text...

  • South Africa: Aircraft involved in two emergency landings in three days
    25 january 2016 11:48:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – For the second time in three days, a passenger jet has been forced to make an emergency landing in Johannesburg following loss of cabin pressure. Full text...

  • South Africa: SAA cancels US flights over storms
    22 january 2016 11:12:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Airways (SAA) on Friday announced that it has cancelled flights between Johannesburg and Washington DC via Accra, Ghana, with immediate effect. Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir Express rated among world’s top safest airlines
    11 january 2016 13:57:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - RwandAir Express has been listed among the world’s safest airlines for 2015 after passing the International Air Transport Association (IATA) operational audit, the local media reported Monday in Kigali, quoting IATA vice-president, Raphael Kuuchi. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kigali International Airport goes digital to improve air traffic navigation
    07 january 2016 17:57:27
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - All flights using Kigali International Airport from now rely on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), a new digital navigation system, in a move to meet world-class aviation standards, a senior official of Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) said Thursday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Ghana: Domestic airlines advised to suspend flights as harmattan intensifies
    28 december 2015 07:02:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - With harmattan conditions reducing visibility to only a few hundred metres in Ghana, the Ghana Meteorological Services Agency is asking domestic airline operators to once again suspend flights to the country's regional airports which are not equipped with instrument landing systems. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Brussels Airlines extends services to Rwanda
    22 december 2015 13:28:08
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Brussels Airlines has announced it will begin operating a six-time weekly flights to Rwanda from Belgium effective from April 2016, PANA reports Tuesday from Kigali.Full text...

  • US: Qatar Airways launches new services to Durban
    21 december 2015 21:22:49
    New York, US (PANA) - One of the world's leading airlines, Qatar Airways, Monday announced a four-time, weekly service to Durban, South Africa, to further complement the airline’s existing daily flights to Cape Town and double daily flights to Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Minister orders probe after airline uses ladder to disembark passengers
    20 december 2015 14:55:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has ordered a probe of the circumstances in which a ladder was used to disembark passengers from a local flight on Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Probe over suspected bomb scare on Air France flight from Mauritius
    20 december 2015 11:20:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan authorities Sunday launched an investigation into a suspected device removed from an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that made an emergency landing in Kenya.Full text...

  • US: ICAO calls for enhanced safety and efficiency to rule the world's skies
    08 december 2015 11:59:22
    New York, US (PANA) - With global air transport doubling in flight and passenger volumes every 15 years, the United Nations aviation agency on Monday called for enhanced safety and efficiency to rule the world's skies. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunis-Carthage airport closed to Libyan planes from 5-25 December
    04 december 2015 11:08:09
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian authorities have decided to close the Tunis-Carthage International airport to the Libyan planes from 5 December to 25 December.Full text...

  • Botswana: Air Botswana terminates GM's contract
    25 november 2015 12:19:05
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The contract of the General Manager of Botswana’s national carrier, Tozivazvipi Dahwa, has been terminated and the board dissolved, the the airline announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'Enhancing connectivity between Africa and Asia through Mauritius'
    17 november 2015 14:14:22
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth told Parliament on Tuesday that the agreement signed between Air Mauritius Ltd and the Singapore Changi Airport recently is part of the government's plan to enhance connectivity between Africa and Asia through Mauritius. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya Airways unveils new plan to curb loss-making series
    12 november 2015 14:45:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways has embarked on a new strategy to push back its loan repayments and renegotiate pending bank loans as it tries to restructure its operations. Full text...

  • UN: Agreement reached for real-time flight tracking
    12 november 2015 01:11:41
    New York, US (PANA) - An agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on the allocation of radio frequency spectrum to allow the use of satellites for real-time global flight tracking in civil aviation, the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Brazzaville to host AU air transport commission assembly
    05 november 2015 12:54:41
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The African Union air transport branch will hold its general assembly on 8-10 November in Brazzaville, Congo, its Director in charge of trading and industrial cooperation, Kusseï El-Murabit, said on Thursday in Tunis. Full text...

  • Rwanda: INTERPOL endorses I-Checkit as innovative border management policing capability
    04 november 2015 12:11:58
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – INTERPOL’s member countries have endorsed through a resolution its I-Checkit service model for airlines as a key component of the Organization’s global border management strategy. Full text...

  • Egypt: Russian plane crashes in Sanai
    31 october 2015 13:16:17
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation says a Russian plane with 217 passengers and seven crew on board crashed on Saturday morning in Sinai. There were no survivors. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to connect to Singapore to better serve Africa
    21 october 2015 12:06:45
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth on Wednesday announced that there would be an air link between Singapore and Mauritius next year in a bid to cater for the growing demand from Asians to travel to Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. Full text...

  • Nigeria: No one hurt as two airplanes collide in Nigeria
    20 october 2015 23:42:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two aircraft belonging to Nigeria's private airline Arik Air collided on the tarmac at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in the economic capital city of Lagos Tuesday, forcing the airline to ground the planes. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria airport rated worst in the world
    19 october 2015 23:29:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Port Harcourt International Airport in southern Nigeria has been rated the worst airport in Africa and the world. Full text...

  • Congo: AFRAA to hold 47th General Assembly
    09 october 2015 20:11:31
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese capital, Brazzaville, will host the 47th General Assembly of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) from 8 to 10 November 2015, according to a statement issued in Brazzaville on Friday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir to launch flights to Europe, Asia by 2016
    08 september 2015 20:20:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's flag carrier, RwandAir Express, plans to extend its services to Europe and Asia by next year, according to an official statement issued in Kigali on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: Emirates airline sets world record on new aircraft acquisitions
    04 september 2015 13:57:14
    New York, US (PANA) - One of the world's leading airlines, Emirates, has set a new world Full text...

  • Nigeria: Security tightened at airports after spying network busted at Abuja airport
    29 august 2015 13:18:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Security has been tightened at airports across Nigeria after the Department of State Services (DSS) busted a spy network at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the capital city of Abuja, the secret police announced on Saturday Full text...

  • Nigeria: Six feared dead in Nigerian military plane crash
    29 august 2015 13:03:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Six people, including the pilot and the co-pilot, died on Saturday when a a Nigerian military plane crashed in the northern city of Kaduna. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt kick-starts efforts to establish new national carrier
    26 august 2015 09:41:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Federal Government has kick-started efforts to establish a new national airline, following a directive to that effect from President Muhammadu Buhari. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Anti-narcotics agency probes Nigerian airline crew member caught with cocaine in London
    26 august 2015 09:13:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is probing the crew member of Nigerian carrier Arik Air who was arrested in London Monday night after he was found with 20kg of cocaine. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Flights between Libya, Tunisia resume
    21 august 2015 21:11:01
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Flights between Tunisia and Libya resumed officially on Friday with a flight of Air Gadamech, which left from the al-Maatia international airport of Tripoli to Carthage international airport of Tunis, after one year of interruption, sources told PANA.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU wants enlarged 'African open skies' area to boost African airlines
    20 august 2015 17:49:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) has supported the immediate creation of an African Open Skies area within 11 countries to give African airlines a better operating environment to effectively deal with foreign airlines.Full text...

  • US: Emirates to launch world’s longest commercial flight in 2016
    14 august 2015 15:02:32
    New York, US (PANA) - One of the world's leading airlines, Emirates, will launch the world’sFull text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda's airline seeks strategic partner to boost competitiveness
    09 august 2015 14:46:54
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - In a bid to step up its commercial competitiveness, Rwanda's national airline has offered a 49 percent stake of shares to a prospective strategic partner, an official source disclosed here Sunday. Full text...

  • UAE: Flydubai launches 4 weekly flights to Eritrean capital
    05 august 2015 14:20:34
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - Middle East’s fastest growing airline, flydubai, has unveiled plans to launch flights to Asmara, the Eritrean capital, saying "the flights are the first direct link between Eritrea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Number of travellers through Tunisian airports drops significantly'
    30 july 2015 13:56:26
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The number of travellers through Tunisian airports during the first quarter of this year is estimated at 3,768,000 against the 4,798,000 passengers over the same period last year - a drop of 21.5%, according to statistics released Thursday by the Tunisian civil aviation and airports office. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia-Algeria weekly flights to increase
    29 july 2015 14:03:11
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Following an agreement signed Tuesday between aviation officials of both countries, the number of flights between Tunisia and Algeria will be increased from 30 to 42 per week, according to Habib Makki, Director General of the Tunisian Office of Civil Aviation and airports (OACA). Full text...

  • US: Emirates adds Bamako to its global route network
    22 july 2015 15:46:21
    New York, US (PANA) - One of the world's leading airlines, Emirates, will connect Bamako, the capital and largest city of Mali, to its global network from 25 October, a statement made Full text...

  • Mauritius: Air Mauritius operates first flight to Chengdu, China
    06 july 2015 15:52:01
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Air Mauritius’ first flight to Chengdu in China, departed Monday afternoon from the island, making this destination the fourth in China after Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir slashes domestic flight fare by 30%
    06 july 2015 09:00:14
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - RwandAir Express airline, which has just acquired a new Bombardier Q400 Next Gen jet, on Monday announced a 30 per cent reduction in the fare for its sole domestic flight connecting the capital, Kigali, to Kamembe in the South-West. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Arab Airlines resume flights from Labreg, Tobruk airports
    25 june 2015 12:14:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan state-owned airline, Libyan Arab Airlines, Thursday resumed flights from Labreg and Tobruk airports in the east of the country, as the military tightened security measures at those airports, PANA reported here, quoting the airline's sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Fewer passengers travel through Nigerian airports'
    22 june 2015 10:14:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of passengers who travelled through Nigeria's airports fell by 10.88% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the last quarter of 2014, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Full text...

  • South Africa: Probe underway into British Airways stowaways
    19 june 2015 12:33:45
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) on Friday confirmed that two unidentified stowaways managed to get board a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to London. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Brussels Airlines to resume, increase flights to Freetown (Corrected)
    18 june 2015 19:18:11
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - As airlines resume their flights to Sierra Leone, in the wake of the falling cases of Ebola in the country, Brussels Airlines has said it will double its flights to Freetown. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Air Mauritius posts 23.7million euro loss in 2014/2015
    18 june 2015 17:23:12
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian national airline Air Mauritius Thursday announced a 23.7 million euro loss during the 2014/2015 financial year ended March 2015 due to stiff competition, among other reasons. Full text...

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