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  • 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...

  • Benin: ASECNA to manage Benin-Togo air space from 25 June
    17 june 2015 21:43:31
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The Agency for Air Security and Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) will from 25 June this year be in charge of the management of the Beninese-Togolese air space, according to a decision made by the governments of the two countries, sources told PANA in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Launch of Vanilla Alliance of airlines set for 18 June in Madagascar
    12 june 2015 16:59:05
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) - A cooperation agreement of at least four airlines in the Indian Ocean region will be signed 18 June 2015 in Madagascar, the Indian Ocean Commission's (IOC) Secretary-General, Jean-Claude de L'Estrac, announced Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius, China sign bilateral air service agreement
    11 june 2015 09:45:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius and China have signed a bilateral service agreement that expands the connections between both nations and also benefits the African continent, according to the office of the Mauritian Deputy Prime Minister. Full text...

  • Togo: Asky hits 2m passenger milestone
    11 june 2015 09:12:03
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The Togo-based ASKY Airlines has ferried 2 million passengers since commencing operations in 2010, the airline has announced. Full text...

  • Kenya: Dubai-based airline launches direct flights to Somaliland
    10 june 2015 10:18:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight to Hargeisa, in Somaliland, landed Tuesday at Hargeisa Egal International Airport, marking the launch of a direct four-time weekly service to Hargeisa.Full text...

  • Somalia: Dubai-based flydubai launches direct flights to Somaliland
    09 june 2015 20:37:04
    Hargeisa, Somalia (PANA) - Dubai-based carrier, flydubai, has become the first airline outside of Africa to launch direct flights to Hargeisa in Somalia.Full text...

  • US: IATA says global air passenger traffic rising
    08 june 2015 20:38:20
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says that global passenger traffic in recent months this year has showed robust demand growth compared last year. Full text...

  • Togo: ASKY, Air Burkina sign partnership agreement
    28 may 2015 21:53:59
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - ASKY Airlines, a private airline founded by West African governments, and Air Burkina, the national carrier of Burkina Faso, on Thursday signed a partnership agreement to strengthen their networks and offer passengers "new links", says a communiqué issued by ASKY, whose headquarters is in Lomé.Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir Express officially becomes IATA member
    27 may 2015 20:49:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's flag carrier, RwandAir Express, has officially been admitted as the new member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Mirenge, said on Wednesday in Kigali.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Indian Ocean airlines launch 'Vanilla Alliance' network in June
    26 may 2015 17:59:25
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) – In a bid to improve air links, air companies of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) member countries will on 18 June 2015 sign in Antananarivo, Madagascar, an agreement to set up a sub-regional airline network known as 'Vanilla Alliance', the Commission said Tuesday.Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: ECAir to inaugurate Brazzaville-Beirut route on 2 June
    19 may 2015 21:57:25
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECAir) will on 2 June inaugurate the Brazzaville-Beirut route in response to the increasing demand of the Lebanese community in Africa as well as traders, according to a communiqué issued to PANA on Tuesday.Full text...

  • UAE: African Airlines Association to meet in November
    12 may 2015 12:58:42
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - The 47th General Meeting of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will be held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 8 to 10 November 2015, AFRAA President Fatima Benyina-Moussa has announced. Full text...

  • Kenya:Dubai gears up for African Aviation Summit
    04 may 2015 10:23:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Aviation Africa 2015, which is due to open on 10 May in Dubai, will underscore the immense potential of the African aviation market, organizers have said. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Tunisia airspace now open to flights from Libya'
    26 april 2015 14:08:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Tunisian authorities have decided to reopen the Tunisian air space to flights from Libyan airports in Maitigua, Misrata, Labreg and Tobrouk, Libyan media reported on Sunday, quoting official Tunisian sources. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia gives conditions to open air space for Libyan planes
    15 april 2015 11:47:45
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia will open its air space to Libyan planes as soon as the security at Libyan airports is tightened, Tunisian Minister of Transport Mahmoudi Ben Romdhane told journalists here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Airlines resumes weekly Tripoli-Algiers flights
    04 april 2015 14:16:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Airlines will resume its weekly direct flight between Tripoli and Algiers on Tuesday, an official of the airline said here Saturday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Airline directed to review security arrangement after stowaway incident
    18 march 2015 09:54:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's biggest airline Arik Air has been directed to review the security arrangement around its aircraft when they are parked, after the remains of an apparent stowaway were found on one of its airplanes on scheduled flight to the US last week.Full text...

  • Senegal: Flydubai increase number of African routes by 100 percent
    04 march 2015 14:12:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Flydubai aviation company has announced that it had achieved 100 percent increase in number of routes in Africa with schedule increased to 63 flights a week across 12 points in North and East Africa. Full text...

  • Libya: Egypt closes air space to Libyan planes
    17 february 2015 21:16:48
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A commercial flight belonging to Libyan Airlines, bound for Istanbul, has been forced to fly black to Tripoli after Egypt banned it from flying over its air space, Libyan airport sources said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Air Mauritius posts negative financial results
    13 february 2015 14:17:00
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian national airline, Air Mauritius, Friday posted negative results of 2.7 million euros for the last quarter of 2014 for a total revenue of 123.7 million euros as compared to profits of 8.6 million euros for the same period a year earlier. Full text...

  • UN: ICAO member states recommend aircraft tracking every 15 minutes
    05 february 2015 08:05:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Member states of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have recommended the adoption of a 15-minute aircraft tracking standard that will be an Full text...

  • UN: Civil aviation conference to take up aircraft tracking, conflict zone risks
    02 february 2015 23:02:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has brought together aviation experts and strategic decision makers for a four-day conference that will discuss emerging safety issues such as global tracking of aircraft and risks to civil aviation arising from conflict zones. Full text...

  • Kenya: Aviation Africa 2015 conference holds in Dubai
    02 february 2015 13:31:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Aviation Africa 2015, a conference aimed at changing the perception of African aviation, will hold in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10-11 May, according to organisers Arabian Aerospace and African Aerospace magazines.Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir Express opens Entebbe-Nairobi route
    02 february 2015 08:08:01
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's flag carrier RwandAir Express has launched a new route from Entebbe (Uganda) to Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, the airline said in a statement made available to PANA here Monday.Full text...

  • 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...

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