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  • 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...

  • 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...

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