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  • French Airline, Air Mali sign agreement
    16 july 2010 15:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- French Airlines, Aigle Azur, and Air Mali pc, have signed a sales representation agreement aimed at optimizing service between Paris, the capital of France, and Bamako, the Malian capital, according to a joint statement issued by the two companies. Full text...

  • Brussels Airlines resumes Sabena flights to Lome
    11 july 2010 12:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Belgian airline, Brussels Airlines has resumed flights t o Lome, capital of Togo, PANA reported from here Sunday. Full text...

  • Belgian airline expands network to African states
    06 july 2010 15:38:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The Belgian airline, Brussels Airlines, Tuesday inaug urated a direct flight from Brussels, the Belgian capital, to Ouagadougou, the c a pital of Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Nigeria's regulatory agency grounds local airline
    06 july 2010 08:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has grounde d the local Chanchangi Airline for operating only one aircraft, which is against laid-down rules, the local pre ss reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • US company to build new airport terminal in Mali
    30 june 2010 14:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A new airport terminal is to be built at the Bamako-Sénou Airport in Mali, at a cost of US$ 71. Full text...

  • Ethiopian aviation expert to head African airlines body
    30 june 2010 14:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Airlines Association (AFRAA) top decision-making body, has appointed Ethiopian lawyer, Tewodros Tamrat, as acting secretary-general, the airlines' body said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways joins AU's conflict-free Africa campaign
    28 june 2010 17:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Kenya Airways (KQ) signed an agreement with the A frican Union (AU) to support the continental campaign for the year of peace and s ecurity in Africa, AU officials said Monday. Full text...

  • African Airlines body appoints interim management panel
    24 june 2010 12:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa's top airlines trade body said Thursday it had appointed a committee of its senior executives to assume management control until a new Secretary-General is appointed to replace Mr. Full text...

  • First made-in-Sudan military aircraft launched
    23 june 2010 16:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Sudanese military has assembled the country's first-ever military aircraft from spare-parts manufactured locally as part of the country's industrialization strategy, state media said in a report. Full text...

  • African airlines' top executive forced out after boardroom battle
    22 june 2010 13:47:00
    (corrected) Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nigeria's leading aviation personality, Nick Fadugba, chose to resign from the leadership of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) rather than be forced out after a boardroom battle, sources disclosed to PANA Monday. Full text...

  • African airlines' top executive forced out after boardroom battle
    21 june 2010 22:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nigeria's leading aviation personality, Nick Fadugba, chose to resign from the leadership of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) rather than be forced out after a boardroom battle, sources disclosed to PANA Monday. Full text...

  • Wreckage of Talbot's plane found at Cameroon/Congo border
    21 june 2010 22:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The wreckage of Casa C212 plane carrying Ken Talbot,one of Australia's the richest men, which went missing last Saturday, has been found in Congolese territory, the Cameroonian minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, said on Monday. Full text...

  • African airlines' top executive forced out after boardroom battle
    21 june 2010 18:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nigeria's leading aviation personality, Nick Fadugba, chose to resign from the leadership of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) rather than be forced out after a boardroom battle, sources disclosed to PANA Monday. Full text...

  • AFRAA Secretary resigns, Nigerian paper claims
    21 june 2010 13:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Secretary-General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Mr. Full text...

  • Aircraft carrying foreign executives disappears in Cameroon
    21 june 2010 13:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A CASA C-212 aircraft run by the Congolese Airline, Aero, which left Yaounde Saturday for Congo, has disappeared in Yokadouma (south-east of Cameroon), the government said. Full text...

  • Lufthansa challenges Air France in Ethiopia, Congo
    12 june 2010 16:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) â" Amid upward Franco--German competitions in the v arious economic spheres, the two major European powers are fighting for dominanc e of the African skies. Full text...

  • Angolan govt. to build new airport at Mbanza Kongo
    09 june 2010 19:05:00
    Mbanza Kongo- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan Minister of Urbanism and Construction, Jose Ferreira, announced Tuesday the construction of a new airport at Mbanza Ko n go, the capital of the province of Zaire, Northern Angola, in 2011. Full text...

  • Budget airline for launch in Zimbabwe
    08 june 2010 14:04:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A British investment group said Tuesday it planned to launch a budget airline in Zimbabwe, capitalising on the country's proximity to Africa's largest economy, South Africa. Full text...

  • African airlines back to US$100m profitability
    07 june 2010 14:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African airlines are expected to return to profitability this year, for the first time in eight years, despite earlier predictions that losses were bound to persist. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt 'cancels' costly airport runway project
    07 june 2010 08:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has cancelled the contract for a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the nation's capital, after federal MPs said the cost was too high. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways profits surge, plans Africa route expansion
    04 june 2010 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways (KQ) recovered from a wildcat crew strike in the year and gained from a weaker Shilling to record a full year profit before tax of Ksh2. Full text...

  • Virgin Nigeria undergoes name change, now called Air Nigeria
    02 june 2010 17:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Chairman of Virgin Nigeria Airways, Mr. Full text...

  • Body of Dutch victim of Afriqiyah crash flown home
    27 may 2010 22:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The first body of the Dutch victims of the crash of the Afriqiyah Airways plane was repatriated on Thursday from Tripoli to the Netherla n ds. Full text...

  • Delta announces more flights to African destinations
    26 may 2010 10:09:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Leading US carrier Delta Air Lines Wednesday an nounced its intention to serve up to 10 African destinations from the United Sta t es, with aircraft ready to begin service pending US and foreign government approvals . Full text...

  • South African Airways voted best airline in Africa
    24 may 2010 18:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has, for the eighth consecut ive year, been voted the best airline in Africa, the airline announced Monday in a statement. Full text...

  • Officials still searching for missing aircraft in Angola
    23 may 2010 16:52:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Officials of the Angolan National Commission for Civil P rotection on Sunday continued the search for an aircraft, belonging to the Angol a n business group, Chicoil, which disappeared since early Friday within the count r y. Full text...

  • Plane with three on board disappears in Angola
    22 may 2010 13:04:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A plane belonging to the Angolan company, Chicoil, with two crew members and one passenger of Mauritanian nationality onboard, Friday di s appeared within the Angolan territory, PANA reported, quoting the country's news agency, ANGOP, on Saturday. Full text...

  • Two Zimbabweans died in Libyan plane crash - officials
    19 may 2010 07:20:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Two Zimbabweans, and not one as earlier announced, wer e killed in last week's air crash in Libya, officials here said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sole survivor of Afriqiyah crash arrives back home
    15 may 2010 20:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The nine-year-old Dutch boy who was the only survivor of Wednesday's crash of the Afriqiyah Airways plane in Tripoli arrived back home i n Eindhoven on Saturday on board an air ambulance chartered by Libya. Full text...

  • SA confirms 10 citizens on board ill-fated Afriqiyah flight
    13 may 2010 12:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Ambassador in Tripoli has opened an emergency reception centre for the families of those who died in Wednesday's Afriqiyah Airways Airbus crash in Triopoli, confirming that 10 South Africans di e d in the crash. Full text...

  • Tunisian President condoles with Kadhafi over Afriqiyah crash
    13 may 2010 11:46:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has condoled with Libyan leader Mouamar Kadhafi over Wednesday's crash of Libyan carrier Afriqiyah Airways in Tr ipoli, PANA reported Thursday, quoting official sources in Tunis. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean among dead in Libyan plane crash
    13 may 2010 07:59:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Aviation officials in Zimbabwe said Thursday a Zimbabw ean was among the 103 people killed in a Libyan plane crash in Tripoli on Wednes d ay. Full text...

  • Libya rules out terror attack in Afriqiyah plane crash
    12 may 2010 21:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Secretary of the Libyan General People's Committee f or Communications and Transport, Mohamed Zidane, has ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack in Wednesday's crash of an Afriqiyah Airways plane at Tripoli a irport. Full text...

  • Libyan airliner stops search for crash victims
    12 may 2010 18:17:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The search operations for victims of the Airbus A330-200 s, belonging to the Afriqiyah Airways, which crashed Wednesday as it landed at T r ipoli airport have been stopped, according to a statement issued by the Libyan a i rline. Full text...

  • Flights resume in Morocco after suspension over ash cloud
    12 may 2010 17:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Normal flight operations resumed Wednesday in all Moroccan airports, closed Tuesday to air navigation because of the ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland, according to a communiqué of the Royal Air Maroc (RAM), received by PANA. Full text...

  • South Africa monitors Tripoli plane crash
    12 may 2010 11:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's department of international rela tions and the country's civil aviation authorities are in contact with Libyan officials following the crash of an Airbus A330-200 in Tripoli earli er on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Over 100 feared dead as Libyan plane crashes
    12 may 2010 09:18:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Over 100 people were feared dead after a plane belonging to Libyan carrier Afriqiyah Airways, carrying 104 passengers, crashed during la n ding at the Tripoli International Airport early Wednesday, the airline said. Full text...

  • Volcanic ashes cancel 250 flights in Morocco
    11 may 2010 21:54:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Some 250 flights to and from Morocco were cancelled or d iverted to other airports on Tuesday because of ash clouds from the Icelandic vo l cano, official sources in Rabat told PANA. Full text...

  • Five Moroccan airports closed over bad weather
    11 may 2010 12:46:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The General Management of Civil Aviation in Morocco on T uesday ordered the closure of five airports across the country because of the as h clouds from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Full text...

  • Nigeria urges pilots to exercise restraint during adverse weather
    05 may 2010 18:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday advised pilots to exercise restraint when they observe adverse weather. Full text...

  • Nigerian Aviation chiefs commend pilot for observing int'l standard
    05 may 2010 18:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Chief Executive Officers of Parastatals in the Nigerian aviation industry on Wednesday commended the pilot of a plane on a local flight who made over seven approaches before finally landing his plane in Lagos, saying there was nothing unusual in his action. Full text...

  • German appointed head of Rwandair Express
    04 may 2010 15:22:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rene Janata, a former executive of the German airline, Lufthansa, was appointed head of the parastatal airline, Rwandair Express, according to an official statement. Full text...

  • Morocco to pay US$ 841m for 24 F-16 planes
    04 may 2010 15:01:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco will pay Lockheed Martin US$ 841. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways welcomes Douala crash probe report
    29 april 2010 14:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways (KQ) has welcomed the outcome of an international probe report on the crash of its jetliner, a Boeing 737, two minutes after take off from Cameroon's commercial capital, Douala, killing all the 114 people on board. Full text...

  • Nigerian airline appoints Ethiopian as CEO
    28 april 2010 08:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ethiopia Kinfa Fekadu has been appointed the Chief Execu tive Officer of Nigeria's Eagle Airline (former Virgin Nigeria), following the resignation of its Nigerian CEO Dapo Olumide. Full text...

  • Royal Air Maroc extends 'mixed flights' to Congo, CAR
    26 april 2010 12:47:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's national carrier 'Royal Air Maroc' has announc ed plans to extend its 'mixed flights (combining passengers and cargo) to Pointe-No ire in Congo and Bangui in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • 16,000 Frenchmen stuck in Africa due to flight disruption
    24 april 2010 13:05:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- About 16,000 Frenchmen were stuck in Africa due to flight problems caused by ash clouds from Iceland's volcanic eruption, official sources told PANA in Paris, the French capital, Friday. Full text...

  • Angola and U.S sign MOU on air transport
    23 april 2010 22:27:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) â" The governments of Angola- and the US on Thursday signe d a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Luanda in the area of international air transport marking a new era in the commercial relations between the two countrie s . Full text...

  • African airlines meet in Tripoli Sunday
    23 april 2010 12:43:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya will host 25-26 April the meeting of the training committee of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), which will be devoted to examining the training plan for African airlines' crew. Full text...

  • Kenya horticulture sector hard hit by volcanic ash crisis
    22 april 2010 11:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Though flights have resumed across Europe after clouds o f ash from the Iceland volcano disrupted flights for days, Kenyaâ?s flower and vegetable industry has been cou nting its losses from the crisis, amid reports that the industry was losing US$3 million per day at the peak of the fli ght-ban situation. Full text...

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