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  • Nigeria fires heads of key aviation agencies
    05 october 2011 09:15:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has fired the chief executive officers of three key aviation parastatals as part of its 'transformation agenda'. Full text...

  • AFRAA to hold general meeting in Morocco
    04 october 2011 21:28:26
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will hold its 43rd annual general meeting from 20 to 22 November in Marrakech, Royal Air Morocco (RAM) announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Alitalia to resume flights to Libya in November
    01 october 2011 12:33:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Italian minister of Foreign Affairs, Franco Frattini, announced in Tripoli on Friday that the Italian carrier Alitalia would resume flights to the Libyan capital in November. Full text...

  • TUNISAIR to begin Niamey-Tunis route in November
    30 september 2011 22:11:18
    Paris, France (PANA) – Tunisian carrier, TUNISAIR, will in November begin direct flights between Tunis and Niamey, the capital of Niger, official sources told PANA Friday in Paris. Full text...

  • Zambian President renames 3 international airports
    27 september 2011 12:21:11
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia’s new President Michael Sata has renamed three international airports after veteran politicians who played a key role in the country'S liberation struggle.Full text...

  • Morocca, Guinea Bissau to open air link
    26 september 2011 15:52:33
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Moroccan and Bissau Guinean governments, here Monday agreed to open air link between Casablanca and the economic capital of the Alaouite Kingdom to Bissau, the Moroccan Press Agency (MAP) reported here. Full text...

  • Senegal's Blaise Diagne airport to be operational next year
    19 september 2011 22:36:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) in Diass, 47 km from Dakar, will be operational next year, the Senegalese senior minister in charge of international cooperation, air transport, infrastructure and energy, Karim Wade, announced on Monday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Rehabilitated Mali airport to be inaugurated on Sunday
    17 september 2011 12:19:22
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré will on Sunday inaugurate the renovated international airport of Kayes Dag-Dag, 480 km west of the capital Bamako, official sources told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Another plane crashes in Angola
    15 september 2011 17:11:19
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - An Angolan Air Force SU-22 fighter jet crashed Thursday morning near Lubango city, in southern Huíla province, killing the pilot, Lt.-Col. António João Firmino. Full text...

  • 17 killed in Angola plane crash
    15 september 2011 12:36:06
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Seventeen passengers died in Wednesday's crash of the Angolan Air Force-operated Embraer-120 aircraft in the country's central Huambo, according to the state-run news agency, ANGOP. Full text...

  • Many feared dead in Angolan plane crash
    14 september 2011 21:04:33
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - A plane operated by the Angolan military crashed Wednesday, killing many people including three senior officers, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Nigerian airline passengers to get 'bill of right'
    14 september 2011 09:16:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A bill of right that will spell out the sanctions applicable to various violations arising from unnecessary flight delays and cancellations is being prepared for the benefit of airline passengers in Nigeria, according to the regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Full text...

  • Brussels Airlines plane makes inaugural flight to Bamako
    08 september 2011 14:15:27
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Belgian airline company, Brussels Airlines, Wednesday made its inaugural flight from Brussels-Paris-Bamako, PANA noted here. Full text...

  • Bombings: 'Foreign airlines may boycott Abuja airport'
    05 september 2011 09:09:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Foreign airlines may soon boycott the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja over the persistent bombings by the Islamic sect Boko Haram, the Punch newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's regulatory body bars aircraft without emergency locator xmitter
    23 august 2011 10:02:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria will no longer allow aircraft not fitted with emergency locator transmitter to fly in the country's airspace, to avoid a situation in which crashed airplanes or helicopters will not be easily located, the private Nation newspaper Tuesday quoted the boss of the regulatory Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr. Harold Demuren, as saying. Full text...

  • Congo, Chinese company sign agreement on air transport
    20 august 2011 12:19:44
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government and a state-owned Chinese company on Friday signed an agreement in Brazzaville to repair Chinese-made planes and supply aircraft for the revival of the state-owned Air Congo, official sources said. Full text...

  • Congo, Singapore plan cooperation in aviation sector
    13 august 2011 18:29:46
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo and Singapore are planning to cooperate in the aviation sector as part of an overall upgrading of their relations, PANA learned from officials sources here Saturday. Full text...

  • Congolese civil society calls for cancellation of airport tax
    13 august 2011 14:38:27
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Ten civil society organisations in Congo Saturday appealed to President Denis Sassou Nguesso to cancel the airport tax being collected by the national civil aviation agency (ANAC) for national and international flights. Full text...

  • Luanda-Lagos direct flight to boost Angola-Nigeria relations, says Nigerian diplomat
    09 august 2011 14:45:11
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The new Nigerian ambassador to Angola, Folorunso Olukayode Otukoya, said here Tuesday that the direct flight between Luanda and Lagos, kicking off in September, would strengthen relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Airline operators reduce air fares in Nigeria by 25%
    09 august 2011 08:19:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has made good its promise to reduce air fares, as airline operators, under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Monday announced a 25% reduction in the price of tickets, the local Guardian newspaper published Tuesday. Full text...

  • Charities race against time to reach famine-stricken population in East Africa
    05 august 2011 08:54:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Special humanitarian relief travel operator, Key Travel, is working round the clock to find flights for aid workers trying to reach the famine areas in East Africa through Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, said Patricia Orr, the travel company’s spokesperson. Full text...

  • 2 South Africans die in Indonesian chopper crash
    04 august 2011 09:11:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s Department of International Relations on Thursday confirmed that two South Africans were among the 10 people killed in a helicopter crash in central Indonesia on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe pilots go on strike
    02 august 2011 12:29:17
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Air Zimbabwe pilots went on strike Tuesday, demanding payment of their outstanding salaries and allowances, officials said. Full text...

  • Nigerian airlines give conditions for cheaper flights
    02 august 2011 08:30:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Amid skyrocketing air fares in Nigeria, the country's domestic airlines have asked the federal government to ensure the availability of aviation fuel at affordable prices as a condition for slashing fares.Full text...

  • Pan-African Aviation Training Coordination Conference underway in SA
    28 july 2011 07:53:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The third Pan-African Aviation Training Coordination Conference began in Cape Town on Wednesday, under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Full text...

  • Turkish Airlines to fly Istanbul-Kigali route from next April
    26 july 2011 17:22:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Turkish Airlines will, from April 2012, launch the Istanbul-Kigali flight route. Full text...

  • Air fares skyrocket in Nigeria over spiralling fuel costs
    18 july 2011 09:19:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The fares for domestic flights in Nigeria have gone up by over 50 per cent due to rising cost of aviation fuel, known as JET-A1, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Accra Flight Information Region gets new navigation system
    16 july 2011 09:00:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Air transport safety in the Accra Flight Information Region, which comprises the air space of Ghana, Togo and Benin, has been boosted with the installation of a new navigation system by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Full text...

  • Mali airports make FCFA 2.4b profit in 2010
    15 july 2011 12:59:48
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Airports of Mali realised a net profit of FCFA 2.4 billion in 2010, according to a statement issued after the 41st session of airports' board of directors. Full text...

  • Plane overshoots runway in Nigeria
    14 july 2011 22:10:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A chartered plane with four persons on board, including crew members, on Thursday overshot the runway while landing at the Port Harcourt International Airport in southern Nigeria, aviation officials said. Full text...

  • DRC govt withdraws airline's licence following ghastly crash
    14 july 2011 16:02:11
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Thursday announced the withdrawal of the operating licence of the Hewa Bora Airline, following the crash of its plane on 8 July at the Bangboka Airport in Kisangani, located in the eastern part of the country. Full text...

  • Senegal plane overshoots runway in Bamako
    11 july 2011 17:06:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal Airlines plane, which runs a shuttle between Dakar, the Senegalese capital, and Bamako, Mali, Monday overshot the runway at the Bamako Senou airport, PANA reported.Full text...

  • At least 127 die in DR Congo plane crash
    08 july 2011 22:49:48
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – At least 127 people died when an aircraft belonging to the Congolese private airline, Hewa Bora, crashed on Friday afternoon as it landed at Kisangani airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Congolese Transport ministry said.Full text...

  • 'Only two Gabonese airlines meet security norms'
    07 july 2011 19:33:59
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Gabonese National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) Thursday said only two of the seven local airlines, Allegiance and Afrijet, had met with the air security rules in the country. Full text...

  • African airlines move to buy fuel jointly
    07 july 2011 14:20:43
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - African airlines will later this year launch a joint fuel procurement programme, to cope with the high cost of fuel, which is reaching record highs, the Association of African Airlines (AFRAA) said at its sixth forum, under the theme: "Africa Roads 2011", that ended here Wednesday. Full text...

  • African airlines will not be profitable in 2011 says AFRAA
    06 july 2011 16:59:56
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Association of African Airlines (AFRAA) predicted that African carriers would not be profitable in 2011 and that even if the market would experience some growth this year, most of the traffic would be transported by non-African companies, especially on international routes.Full text...

  • New DR Congo airline, Korongo, ready to take off
    05 july 2011 20:51:12
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  • Air Mauritius makes maiden flight to Shanghai
    05 july 2011 10:54:12
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - National carrier Air Mauritius late Monday made its maiden flight to Shanghai, China, with 200 passengers, including the President of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Airlines resumes partial flight to destinations affected by volcano
    15 june 2011 14:55:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines announced Wednesday that it had resumed flights to some of the destinations affected by volcanic ash from a volcanic eruption in Eritrea Monday morning. Full text...

  • Angolan airline acquires 2 new Boeing 777-300ER
    13 june 2011 13:13:46
    Washington, US (PANA) - The Angolan government-owned air transport company "TAAG" has acquired two new Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft at a cost of US$ 375,463,678.80 following a contract signed Friday at the headquarters of Eximbank, Washington, PANA reported, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP).Full text...

  • Angolan airline to begin Luanda-Oporto flight in July
    10 june 2011 19:59:21
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angolan government-owned Air Transport Company (TAAG) will Full text...

  • Senegal Airlines announces new services to Central Africa
    31 may 2011 15:20:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The new Senegalese airlines company, Senegal Airlines, on Tuesday announced the opening of new services to Cotonou (Benin), Libreville (Gabon) and Douala (Cameroon) from Dakar, with a technical stopover in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.Full text...

  • Nigeria grounds US$51m presidential jet over safety issue
    30 may 2011 12:58:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's aviation authorities have grounded a presidential jet which was recently acquired at a cost of US$51 million, following an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Full text...

  • President Jonathan cancels trip to France
    26 may 2011 20:22:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday cancelled his scheduled trip to France for the Summit of Eight Industrialised Nations (G-8), a news release issued by Presidential Spokesman Ima Niboro disclosed. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe confirms Zambia withdraws plane
    26 may 2011 08:59:01
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Air Zimbabwe Thursday said a Zambian airline had withdrawn a plane it (Air Zimbabwe) had leased after disagreements over payment. Full text...

  • RAM to provide 14 weekly flights to Mauritania
    25 may 2011 22:26:22
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is increase its weekly flights to Mauritania from nine to 14 while Mauritania Airlines will provide two flights per week to Morocco, official sources said on Wednesday in Rabat.Full text...

  • Nigeria aviation experts investigate plane crash
    25 may 2011 22:15:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Minister of Aviation, Mrs Fidelia Njeze, on Wednesday said personnel of the Accident Investigation Bureau and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have commenced investigations into the cause of the crash of Beechcraft aircraft in Kaduna on Tuesday.Full text...

  • 'Icelandic volcano ash won't disturb Air Morocco flights'
    25 may 2011 18:16:59
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Royal Air Morocco (RAM) traffic to European countries, which accounts for half of the company's routes, will not be disturbed in the coming days by Grimsvoetn Icelandic volcanic ash, PANA learnt in Rabat. Full text...

  • Victims of Nigeria plane crash identified
    25 may 2011 13:18:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The pilot and the engineer who died in the crash of a light plane in Nigeria Tuesday have been identified as a Briton, Capt. David Sewell, and a Nigerian, Avong Ayuba, respectively. Full text...

  • 2 die in Nigeria plane crash (Updated)
    24 may 2011 14:24:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The pilot and the engineer aboard a light plane which crashed in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna Tuesday died as a result of the incident, according to the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Yushau Shuaib. Full text...

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