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  • South Africa: South African killed in Malaysia Airlines tragedy
    18 july 2014 11:07:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African helicopter pilot Cameron Dalziel was one of the victims of the horrific Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash on Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: Air traffic controllers' strike forces closure of regional airspace
    17 july 2014 11:18:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The airspace of Libya's western region was Thursday closed to traffic following a strike by air traffic controllers there in protest against the "bombing" of Tripoli airport. Full text...

  • South Africa: Most injured SAA passengers discharged from Hong Kong hospital
    17 july 2014 09:16:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Eighteen of the 25 people who were injured Wednesday when a South African Airways (SAA) flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong hit severe turbulence have been discharged from hospital. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Air Mauritius orders six A350-900 planes
    17 july 2014 08:10:28
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian national career Air Mauritius has ordered four A350-900 aircraft and will also be leasing two more of the same planes to be used on the European, Asian and Australian routes, Air Mauritius' Chief Executive Officer Andries Viljoen said.Full text...

  • South Africa: Passengers injured after SAA aircraft hits turbulence
    16 july 2014 10:02:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - At least 25 passengers were injured when a passenger jet travelling from South Africa to Hong Kong hit severe turbulence in the early hours of Wednesday, South African Airways spokesperson Tlali Tlali has confirmed. Full text...

  • Libya: 2 Libyan airlines to repatriate 6,000 Libyans stranded in foreign airports
    15 july 2014 14:41:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan airlines and Afriqiyah Airways are to cooperate with a view to helping some 6,000 Libyans stranded in several airports across the world, following the suspension of flights to and from Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Kikwete urges Japanese airlines to fly to Africa
    04 july 2014 11:46:15
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - If Japanese commercial airlines started regular flights to Tanzania or any other Africa country, holidaymakers from Southeast Asian countries could boost tourism on the continent, according to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete.Full text...

  • Kenya: Four perish in cargo plane crash
    02 july 2014 10:44:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Four crew members died on Wednesday morning when a cargo plane crashed into a building a few minutes after taking off from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Plane flying from Nigeria to Gabon ''missing''
    24 june 2014 09:12:01
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - A four-seater plane flying from Nigeria to Gabon via Cameroon has disappeared, according to Cameroon's public broadcaster CRTV on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Camair-Co has new CEO
    20 june 2014 20:07:03
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon's Minister of Transport, Robert Nkili, on Friday appointed Jean-Paul Nana Sandjo as the new CEO of the national airline, Camair-Co.Full text...

  • Morocco: Royal Air Maroc announces flights to Ndjamena
    19 june 2014 10:29:38
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc has announced the launch of twice-weekly flights from Casablanca to the Chadian capital, Ndjamena.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Air Mauritius posts net profit of 7.3 million euro
    15 june 2014 16:33:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian aviation company, Air Mauritius, posted at net profit of 7.3 million euro for financial year 2013/2014 (April to March).Full text...

  • Togo: Lomé airport gets 'safe airport' certificate
    24 may 2014 16:44:16
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Airport Company of Lomé-Tokoin, which manages the international airport of Lomé, the Togolese capital, has received a certificate that gives it the status of a "safe airport", sources close to the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) told PANA on Saturday in Lomé. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia, Libya sign agreement on civil aviation
    02 may 2014 22:03:21
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) – The international civil aviation training centre in Tunisia on Friday signed an agreement with the Libyan-African company that allows the Libyan holding company to buy 27% of the capital of the Tunisian civil aviation and airport office, sources said in the Tunisian capital. Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir Express starts flight to Cameroon
    29 april 2014 11:01:51
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - RwandAir Express airline, which has just acquired the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, has announced the commencement of its flight from the Rwandan capital, Kigali, to Douala, Cameroon. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC aviation sector addresses safety, security challenges
    23 april 2014 18:54:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The third East African Community (EAC) Aviation Symposium, aiming at providing an updated picture of the new regulatory framework to be implemented for the aviation industry at large, will be held 9 May 2014 in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, the Community secretariat said Wednesday.Full text...

  • Botswana: Missing police chopper found
    23 april 2014 14:37:03
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana Police have confirmed that their missing helicopter has been found.Full text...

  • Botswana: 'No clue yet on missing chopper'
    23 april 2014 12:05:47
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The search for the Botswana Police Service (BPS) chopper which went missing at the weekend has not yielded any positive results, PANA reported Wednesday.Full text...

  • Botswana: Police chopper goes missing in Botswana
    22 april 2014 08:46:07
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - A Botswana Police Service (BPS) helicopter has gone missing in the North-west district of the country, the police confirmed Tuesday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Control tower fire forces flight suspension to Nigerian city
    21 april 2014 10:03:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - All flights to Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna have been suspended after fire gutted the control tower of the airport in the city, according to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Full text...

  • Libya: Domestic flights resume at Benghazi airport
    14 april 2014 20:45:55
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Domestic flights connecting Benghazi to other Libyan cities resumed on Monday after more than a week of interruption due to activities of a civil disobedience movement launched in the city, according to a reliable source from the airport.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya Airways plane misses runway in Dar, three passengers injured
    11 april 2014 19:27:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Three passengers have suffered injuries after a Kenya Airways aircraft with 55 passengers and crew on board skidded off the runway upon landing in Dar es Salaam, the airline said on Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Regional conference on aviation security in Africa opens
    09 april 2014 21:30:43
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A regional conference on aviation security in Africa opened on Wednesday in Dakar, Senegal, to address challenges and improve the safety of air transport in Africa.Full text...

  • Libya:Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines suspend flights to Libya
    08 april 2014 13:54:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - German Airline Lufthansa and the Austrian Airlines have suspended flights to Libya indefinitely, after a security incident at the Tripoli airport two weeks ago. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Aviation parastatals to be merged
    07 april 2014 19:48:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is to merge the nation's three aviation parastatals into one agency, as recommended by a presidential panel set up to restructure and rationalise government parastatals, commissions and agencies. Full text...

  • Egypt: Kenya Airways takes delivery of first Dreamliner in Afreximbank-arranged transaction
    01 april 2014 08:23:36
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Kenya Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-800 “Dreamliner” aircraft in Seattle, US, with the start of the execution of the second phase of a US$1.9 billion aircraft purchase transaction arranged by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the bank said in a statement obtained by PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Dakar to host regional conference on safety and civil aviation in Africa
    31 march 2014 17:49:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Airports Council International for the Africa Region (ACI-Africa), in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), will organize a regional conference on safety from 8 to 10 April in Dakar. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Gambia Bird Airlines takes to the sky
    29 march 2014 18:11:06
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) – A new airline, Gambia Bird Airlines, will take to the sky on Monday through a first direct flight from Douala to Dakar, aimed at solving the problems regarding travel in West Africa. Full text...

  • Libya: Alitalia suspends flights to Libya
    28 march 2014 10:50:30
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The recurring insecurity at Tripoli international airport in Libya has forced Italian airline, Alitalia, to suspend, until the end of March, its flights to and from Libya, the director of the Libyan Civil Aviation, Nasser Eddine Chaib al-Ain, announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: Flights resume at Tripoli airport
    21 march 2014 12:20:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Flights to and from Libya's Tripoli International Airport, which were suspended earlier Friday after two rockets hit and damaged a runway, have resumed, the Libyan news agency reported. Full text...

  • Libya: Tripoli airport closed after rocket attack
    21 march 2014 11:48:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - All flights to and from the Tripoli International Airport were suspended early Friday after the tarmac was hit by two rockets, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya Airways suspends flights to Blantyre after airport closure
    17 march 2014 11:24:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways said Monday it had suspended all flights from Nairobi to the Malawian commercial capital of Blantyre, after the aviation authorities in the Southern Africa nation closed the airport in the city Full text...

  • Malawi: Malawi airport closed because of potholes
    16 march 2014 20:03:35
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Chileka International Airport in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, has been closed indefinitely because its main runway is littered with potholes, the Department of Civil Aviation has announced. Full text...

  • Congo: New airport to be built in Kindamba
    12 march 2014 11:46:17
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government is to build a new airport in Kindamba in the southern part of the country at a cost of 32.8 billion CFA Franc (US$69.3 million), according to a government statement. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Heads of aviation agencies fired
    05 march 2014 10:12:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the bosses of all but one of the country's aviation agencies, in a clean sweep that started with the sack of Aviation Minister Stella Oduah over allegations of corruption and abuse of office. Full text...

  • Sudan: Plane carrying relief supplies crashes in South Sudan
    18 february 2014 09:54:46
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - One crew member was killed and three others injured when their plane, chartered to carry relief materials from Juba, South Sudan's capital, to the war-plagued town of Bentiu in the northern part of the country, crashed into parked vehicles during landing. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ethiopia to seek extradition of pilot turns hijacker
    17 february 2014 20:58:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian authorities said Monday they would immediately seek the extradition from Switzerland of Hailemedhin Abera, the Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot who hijacked an aircraft with 200 passengers on board earlier in the day. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines passengers, plane safe after apparent hijacking
    17 february 2014 09:57:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An apparently-hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane was forced to land in Geneva, Switzerland, instead of its Rome, Italy, destination Monday, PANA reported Full text...

  • South Africa: SAA investigates latest stowaway tragedy
    17 february 2014 08:46:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African Airways (SAA) has launched an internal investigation after a man was found dead in the wheel well of its aircraft when it landed in Washington, after flying from Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Air Mauritius posts 5.2 million-euro profit in 9 months in 2013
    13 february 2014 15:06:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian aviation company, Air Mauritius, Thursday posted a profit of 5.2 million euros for the period April to December, 2013, as compared to losses amounting to 3.1 million euros for the corresponding period in 2012, PANA reported here, quoting a communique from the company.Full text...

  • Congo: Volume of passengers through Brazzaville airport rose 38% in 2013
    05 february 2014 19:22:12
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The volume of passengers who went through the Maya-Maya airport in Brazzaville rose from 745,596 in 2008 to 1,126,071 in 2013, a 38% rise, the Congolese Country Planning and General Works Minister, Jean-Jacques Bouya, announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Emirates Airlines to commence daily flights to Abuja, Kano
    03 february 2014 19:19:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Emirates Airlines, a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, has said it will start daily flight operations to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, and to the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, from August. Full text...

  • Libya: Flights resume at Sebha international airport
    03 february 2014 13:16:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Flights have resumed at the Sebha International Airport, following the disturbances which Libya's southern city witnessed in January, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian airline moved 2.7 million passengers in 2013
    30 january 2014 19:36:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier, has announced a steady growth in the number of passengers it carried between 2012 and 2013, according to latest figures released here Thursday by the airline. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Ministers discuss formation of sub-regional airline
    26 january 2014 20:13:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Air Transport Ministers from Mauritania, Mali and Niger gathered here Sunday to iron out details in their quest to establish a sub-regional airline, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Togo: New terminal to cater for 2m passengers
    18 january 2014 19:23:30
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The new airport terminal now under construction at the Lomé international airport in Togo will cater for about two million passengers a year, compared to 400,000 presently, PANA learnt Saturday from the Civil Aviation National Agency (CANA). Full text...

  • Libya: '400 projects implemented in Libya despite difficult conditions'
    09 january 2014 11:35:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Despite the difficult conditions prevailing in the country, the Libyan government has been able implement over 400 projects across the country. Full text...

  • 'Nigeria loses 3.2b naira yearly on training of pilots, others'
    27 december 2013 11:42:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria spends over 3.2 billion naira (US$20 million) yearly on the oversea's training of aviation personnel including pilots, air traffic controllers and others, according to local media reports on Friday. Full text...

  • Four injured in freak aircraft accident in SA
    23 december 2013 08:37:45
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Four persons have been injured in a freak accident involving a British Airways (BA) aircraft at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • RwandAir Express resumes flights to South Sudan
    18 december 2013 22:48:56
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Rwanda's state-owned airline, RwandAir Express, has announced that it will resume flights to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on Thursday. Full text...

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