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  • 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...

  • RwandAir Express suspends flights to South Sudan
    17 december 2013 10:25:35
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's flag carrier RwandAir Express Tuesday announced the suspension of all its flights to the South Sudanese capital, Juba, this week, following an attempted coup that degenerated into clashes between different armed factions in the country. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius, Emirates sign new trade agreement
    16 december 2013 15:40:48
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Emirates Airline Monday signed a new trade agreement with Air Mauritius under which the Mauritian airline will get more seats on the Port Louis-Dubai route, operated by the UAE carrier. Full text...

  • Shut Nigerian airport reopens for flights
    05 december 2013 21:43:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian aviation authorities have reopened the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the capital city of Abuja, a day after it was closed to flights following an incident involving a Saudi Cargo plane. Full text...

  • Airport at Nigeria's capital blocked after incident involving Saudi Airline
    05 december 2013 12:49:56
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Flights in and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja were blocked between Wednesday night and Thursday following the closure of the main runway at the airport, after a Saudi Arabian B747 cargo plane overshot the runway. Full text...

  • New domestic airline to start operations in Nigeria
    03 december 2013 08:06:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A new domestic airline, Discovery Airways, is due to commence operations in Nigeria by mid-December, according to its spokesman, Benjamin Adigun. Full text...

  • African airlines chiefs call for free continental market
    27 november 2013 09:41:03
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Leaders of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have resolved to work closely together to better serve the continent’s air transport market and connect Africa to the rest of the world. Full text...

  • Over 75,000 Nigerian pilgrims airlifted for Hajj
    24 november 2013 15:47:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Over 75,000 Nigerian pilgrims were successfully airlifted to Saudi Arabia during the 2013 Hajj Operation, according to the spokesman of the regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Fan Ndubuoke. Full text...

  • Armoured cars' scandal: Nigerian airlines stop payment of charges to 'corrupt' aviation agencies
    04 november 2013 09:29:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Against the background of the 255-million-naira (US$1.6 million) armoured cars' scandal rocking Nigeria's aviation sector, the country's domestic airlines have announced that they will no longer pay charges to aviation agencies until the sector is rid of corruption. Full text...

  • Nigerian airspace recorded 28,000 over-flyers in 2012
    21 october 2013 16:48:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that 28,000 over-flyers were recorded in the nation’s airspace in 2012, according to Mr. Supo Atobatele, the NAMA General Manager, Public Affairs. Full text...

  • Group seeks sale of Nigeria Aviation Minister's armoured cars
    20 october 2013 08:42:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As the controversy over the reported purchase of two BMW armoured cars for Nigeria's Aviation Minister Stella Oduah continues to reverberate, a Nigerian civil society group has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to order the immediate sale of the US$1.6 million cars. Full text...

  • Nigerian airline sends 40 pilots for Computer-Aided-Engineering assessment
    14 october 2013 17:47:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian airline, Arik Air, is to send 40 pilots for Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) assessment in London, the Airline's head of communications and public relations, Mr . Banji Ola, announced here Monday.Full text...

  • French airline Corsair increases flights
    11 october 2013 23:05:11
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The French airline Corsair International will increase its daily flights to several destinations during the new IATA 2013-2014 season, says a statement on Friday made available to PANA. Full text...

  • Ethiopia, Algeria set to open direct air links
    11 october 2013 07:26:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines and Air Algerie are poised to start direct flights linking Addis Ababa and Algiers, as the governments of the two countries have affirmed their intention to bolster bilateral ties. Full text...

  • 'ICAO removes Congo from blacklist'
    07 october 2013 12:34:29
    Brazzaville , Congo (PANA) - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has removed the Republic of Congo from its black-listed countries following the improvement in the country's air transport safety measures, Transport Minister Rodolphe Adada has announced. Full text...

  • Nigeria suspends operations of 2nd airline in 24 hours
    07 october 2013 07:44:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the operations of local Dana Air so the regulatory agency can conduct an operational audit on the airline, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's regulatory body suspends airline after plane crash
    05 october 2013 17:59:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Saturday suspended all operations of Associated Aviation Ltd., two days after one of its planes was involved in a crash that killed 13 of the 20 passengers on board. Full text...

  • Update 5: 20 passengers, crew on board Nigeria plane
    03 october 2013 21:22:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Thirteen passengers and seven crew members were on board the Associated Airlines' Embraer 120 plane that crashed shortly after take-off from the local wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday, according to the flight's passenger manifest obtained by PANA.Full text...

  • Update 4: Nigeria's President mourns victims of plane crash, orders probe
    03 october 2013 19:19:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed ''great shock and sadness'' at the plane crash that left at least 13 dead in the commercial city of Lagos Thursday. Full text...

  • Update 3: 'Only six persons survived Nigeria plane crash'
    03 october 2013 14:39:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Only six of the 20 passengers and crew aboard the local Associated Airlines' Embraer 120 plane that crashed in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos on Thursday survived, according to Usman Muktar, a Commissioner with the country's Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Full text...

  • Update 2: At least 9 dead in Nigeria plane crash
    03 october 2013 12:57:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 9 people are feared to have died when a commuter plane carrying 20 people crashed shortly after takeoff from the local wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Nigeria's economic capital city of Lagos Thursday, rescue officials said. Full text...

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