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  • Nigeria: '50b Naira spent on aircraft maintenance abroad'
    13 january 2015 13:30:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian government's failure to establish or encourage the private sector to set up a hanger for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul in the country is eating deep into the operational funds of local airlines, as they struggle to survive amid sundry charges, according to aviation experts. Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir Express staff arrested for alleged ticket sales fraud
    12 january 2015 20:35:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Three top managers at Rwanda's flag carrier, RwandAir Express, and one of their main travel agents have been arrested for alleged online ticket sales fraud.Full text...

  • Ghana: Crew of Ethiopian cargo plane discharged from hospital
    10 january 2015 19:20:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The three-man crew of a cargo plane belonging to Ethiopian Airlines that crash-landed at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Saturday has been discharged from hospital, the private TV station, TV 3 reported. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane crash-lands in Accra
    10 january 2015 17:16:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A cargo plane belonging to Ethiopian Airlines crash-landed at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Saturday, according to aviation officials. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan plane banned from Cyprus air space
    10 january 2015 14:36:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Cyprus has banned a plane of the Libyan airline, Afriqiyah Airways, from flying in its air space, as it applies the orders of by the European airport authorities banning Libyan planes from flying in European Union air space.Full text...

  • Libya: Turkish Airlines suspends flights to all Libyan airports
    06 january 2015 14:50:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Turkish Airlines on Tuesday announced the suspension of all its flights to Libya, saying the decision followed the deteriorating security situation in the north African country, according to a communique issued here by the airlines.Full text...

  • Libya: Turkish Airlines suspends flights to Misrata
    05 january 2015 14:54:19
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Turkish Airlines Monday announced the temporary suspension of flights to Misrata airport, 220 km east of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, following the bombardment of rebel positions at the airport by the Libyan air force, airport sources said.Full text...

  • Mali: Kuwait Fund grants Mali 10 billion FCFA to modernize Bamako Senou airport
    23 december 2014 20:09:03
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Kuwait is giving Mali 10 billion FCFA for the extension and modernization of the Bamako International Airport. Full text...

  • Angola: TAAG increases flights to Portugal
    17 december 2014 21:13:37
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Angolan airline (TAAG) from Wednesday increased its weekly flights to the Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Porto to meet demands in this holiday period, sources from the airline said in Luanda. Full text...

  • Mozambique: Transport minister annoyed by EU ban on Mozambique Airline
    17 december 2014 20:02:22
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) – Mozambique's Minister of Transport and Communications, Gabriel Muthisse has expressed indignation at the European Union's decision to extend the ban on Mozambique Airline from flying over the European airspace.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Algeria recalls ambassadors to Belgium, The Netherlands over plane
    14 december 2014 14:33:04
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Algerian ministry of foreign affairs has recalled its two ambassadors accredited respectively to Belgium and the Netherlands for consultations after the seizure of an Air Algeria aircraft in Brussels, a communiqué issued by the ministry on Saturday evening said.Full text...

  • Tunisia: EU blacklists Libyan airlines
    11 december 2014 21:05:11
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The European Commission for Transport has banned Libyan airlines from using European airports for safety reasons.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Air Seychelles adds Dar es Salaam to its regional destinations
    03 december 2014 12:10:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Air Seychelles has opened a new route directly linking the west Indian Ocean Island's capital, Victoria, and Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, to boost tourism between the two countries, the Tanzania Aviation Authority (TAA) said here Wednesday.Full text...

  • South Africa: SAA increases African routes
    02 december 2014 14:54:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Airways (SAA) on Tuesday announced that it has added additional flights to its network, substantially increasing air services to some of its key African routes. Full text...

  • Libya: Air traffic resumes at Maitigua airport, Tripoli
    27 november 2014 13:43:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Air traffic resumed Thursday morning at the Maitigua Airport, in the suburb of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, after two days of suspension following air strikes on the runway, the airport management announced here. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: ICAO raises alert to flights following volcanic eruption in Cape Verde
    26 november 2014 22:09:09
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has placed the Cape Verdian air space on maximal alert because of ashes being spewed by a volcanic eruption on the island of Fogo, official sources told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congo: AFRAA gets new President
    25 november 2014 13:48:59
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Managing Director of Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECAir) Fatima Benyina-Moussa has been named the new President of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). Full text...

  • Libya: Flights resume at Maitigua airport near Tripoli
    17 november 2014 12:43:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Activities at the Maitigua international airport, east of Tripoli, suspended for several hours on Sunday following armed clashes in the region of Tajoura, have resumed, according to airport sources. Full text...

  • Senegal: Aviation stakeholders urged to open up African skies
    13 november 2014 14:26:02
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has called on stakeholders in the aviation industry to embrace the opening of African skies and the development of intra-African connectivity, PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Algeria: Air Algeria to open new air routes in Africa
    11 november 2014 09:17:29
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Algeria's national carrier Air Algeria is to open new air routes in Africa, particularly with the south of the continent, according to Algeria's Transport Minister Amar Ghoul. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya Airways boosts fleet with two new planes
    21 october 2014 11:15:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways has received two new modern planes with state-of-the-art features, bringing the number of its active aircraft to 40.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa's airlines face tough future with Ebola spread to US - Analysts
    02 october 2014 13:12:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ebola spread to the US has created fears that US aviation authorities could slap travel restrictions, which would signal a major crisis for African airlines struggling to make profits, analysts warned in a report on Thursday.Full text...

  • Kenya: President Kenyatta negotiates direct flights to US
    29 september 2014 13:57:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, has personally taken up the negotiations for direct flights to United states of America, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria says retention of Category 1 status opens aviation sector for investments
    27 september 2014 16:48:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has said the recent retention of the Category One status of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will open up the sector for the much-needed investments. Full text...

  • Senegal: Dubai to host Aviation Africa 2015
    02 september 2014 12:59:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A two-day summit, which will focus on strategies, opportunities and challenges affecting the aviation industry in Africa, and dubbed ''Aviation Africa 2015'', will be held in Dubai, UAE , between 10-11 May, 2015, organisers announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Niger: Niger gets new presidential jet
    01 september 2014 14:48:42
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger on Sunday got a new presidential aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, BBJ (Boeing Business Jet), acquired at a cost 20 billion CFAF, official sources told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • US: UN says flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola
    25 august 2014 21:48:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Monday cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and diplomatic isolation of the region. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisair suspends flights to Libyan airports of Tobruk, Abrak
    23 august 2014 13:32:26
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia's national carrier Tunisair has suspended its flights to the Libyan airports of Tobruk and Arbrak, sources from the airline said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia suspends all flights from Libya
    21 august 2014 15:33:57
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian authorities have suspended all flights to and from the Libyan airports in Tripoli, Misrata and Sirte, according to a statement issued Thursday by the Ministry of Transport in the capital city, Tunis Full text...

  • Libya: Tunisia, Egypt close airspace to planes from Libya
    21 august 2014 11:50:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Tunisia and Egypt have decided to close their airspace to aircraft coming from Libya, the Libyan Press Agency, LANA, Thursday quoted airport sources as saying. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya Airways suspends flights to Ebola-hit nations
    19 august 2014 11:13:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways will from midnight Tuesday stop flights to the Ebola-hit West Africa Nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, airline's Chief Executive Titus Naikuni said in a statement. Full text...

  • Mauritania: BINTER airline resumes flight to Mauritania
    12 august 2014 12:49:54
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Spanish private airline company, BINTER, on Monday said it resumed its flights to Nouakchott from the Canary Islands on 5 August.Full text...

  • Togo: Stakeholders move to promote, secure air transportation in Africa
    09 august 2014 17:17:41
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Aviation stakeholders rose from their meeting here, recommending an action plan for the security and development of air transportation in Africa, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya Airways protects passengers, crew in Ebola-hit West Africa
    08 august 2014 17:29:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways said Friday flights to Ebola-hit areas in West African states, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria, would continue under revised but more stringent health regulations to prevent possible risks to crew. Full text...

  • Congo: Brazzaville ratifies air services agreement with Turkey
    07 august 2014 14:32:40
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Senate has ratified the air services agreement it signed last November with Turkey, according to an official statement issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • Togo: ASKY resumes flight to Nigeria
    03 august 2014 16:44:35
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Pan African airline ASKY has resumed flights to Nigeria, following the lifting of the suspension slammed on the airline by the Nigerian regulators for ferrying a Liberian infected with the Ebola virus to Nigeria, where he died 20 July.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suspension of ASKY airlines over Ebola lifted
    02 august 2014 15:34:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension it slammed on the Togo-based regional ASKY Airlines for ferrying a Liberian infected with the Ebola Virus Disease into the country last week. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Bar Association offers free legal help to families of Air Algerie crash victims
    01 august 2014 21:36:59
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkina Faso Bar Association is to give free legal assistance to families of victims of the Air Algerie crash who want to institute civil action in the case, according to a statement released on Friday. Full text...

  • US: UN, civil aviation partners to reduce risks of flying over conflict zones
    01 august 2014 05:40:28
    New York, US (PANA) - In the wake of the recent downing of a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, the UN and its partners have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that "the right information reaches the right people at the right time." Full text...

  • Congo: Govt. to acquire Chinese ARJ21 aircraft
    31 july 2014 11:40:44
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government is to acquire Chinese-built ARJ21 aircraft, according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Chinese companies COMAC and Avic International, on the sidelines of the international aerospace exhibition held 14-20 July in Farnborough, Great Britain. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria suspends operations of ASKY airlines over Ebola
    29 july 2014 10:52:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The operations of the Lome, Togo-based Pan-African airline ASKY have been suspended in Nigeria after the airline flew an Ebola-infected Liberian to Nigeria, where he died of the disease last week.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian airline suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola
    29 july 2014 09:56:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian airline Arik Air has indefinitely suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the three West African nations that have been hit by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the airline said. Full text...

  • Benin: LDCs conference pays tribute to victims of Malaysian, Algerie air crashes
    28 july 2014 20:16:16
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The Least Developed Countries (LDC) ministerial conference under way in Benin has paid to the crash victims of the Malaysia Airlines and Air Algerie which claimed 298 and 118 lives respectively.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC chair wants air security tightened
    25 july 2014 14:58:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The chairwoman of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed sadness at the news of the crash of the airplane, Air Algeria, Thursday at the border between Burkina Faso and Mali, according to a communiqué issued Friday by her office. Full text...

  • Algeria: Air Algerie plane with 116 on board 'missing'
    24 july 2014 13:20:40
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - An MD-83 passenger plane owned by Algerian national flag career Air Algerie, with 116 people on board, has been declared missing by the operators, the Spanish company Swiftair, aviation sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria gets new Aviation Minister
    23 july 2014 13:51:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Mr. Osita Chidoka as the country's Minister of Aviation, replacing Stella Oduah who was fired in February over allegations of financial mismanagement. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Turkish airlines' plane damaged in fuel tanker fire
    23 july 2014 10:05:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Turkish Airlines' plane was partly damaged and narrowly escaped being razed when a fuel tanker that was supplying it with fuel caught fire at the Aminu Kano International Airport in northern Nigeria Tuesday night, the local Premium Times newspaper reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: National airline gets new aircraft
    23 july 2014 09:13:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - National flag carrier Mauritania International Airlines (MAI) has taken delivery of a new Embraer-145 aircraft for domestic and international flights, the airlines has announcedFull text...

  • 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...

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