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  • 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...

  • Update 1: Casualties feared as plane crashes in Lagos
    03 october 2013 11:28:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A commuter plane with 20 people on board has crashed shortly after takeoff from the local wing of Nigeria's main gate Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, an official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has confirmed. Full text...

  • Low-cost airline sees bright future in Tanzania
    03 october 2013 10:48:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Despite a US$24.9 million loss posted in its Tanzanian operation in the first half of 2013, Fastjet is confident in the potential of its long-term strategy to become the pan-African low cost airline of choice, according to Ed Winter, the company’s interim chairman and chief executive officer (CEO). Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS; Commuter plane crashes in Lagos
    03 october 2013 10:33:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A commuter plane with 20 people on board has crashed shortly after takeoff from the local wing of Nigeria's main gateway Murtala Muhammed International Airport in the commercial city of Lagos, aviation sources told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Three teenage would-be stowaways arrested at Nigeria's busiest airport
    01 october 2013 08:22:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The massive publicity given to the teenage boy who flew in the wheel well of a local flight in Nigeria last August may have unwittingly encouraged other young boys to try out the risky venture, after three teenage boys were arrested by the police at the country's main gateway Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Full text...

  • Congo to attend 38th ICAO session in Montreal
    20 september 2013 20:18:16
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo will attend the 38th session of the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) scheduled for the Canadian city of Montreal from 24 September to 4 October, the Congolese Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said on Friday.Full text...

  • Tap aviation potentials to drive Africa's economic growth, says IATA
    17 september 2013 19:25:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on public and private aviation stakeholders to tap potentials in that sector with a view to driving economic growth in Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria enhances airport security on 9/11 anniversary
    11 september 2013 09:14:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian aviation authorities said they have installed modern security equipment at the country's main gateway Murtala Muhammed International Airport in the economic capital of Lagos and other airports across the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian aviation stakeholders warn against making hero out of stowaway boy
    10 september 2013 10:28:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has warned against any attempt to make a hero out of the teenager boy who stowed away on a local flight from the southern city of Benin to the economic capital city of Lagos 24 Aug. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian teenage stowaway thought plane was US-bound'
    26 august 2013 12:47:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian teenage stowaway Daniel Ihekina, who flew in the wheel well of a domestic flight from the southern city of Benin to the economic capital city of Lagos Saturday, thought the plane was flying to the US. Full text...

  • Nigeria's domestic flight security breach: Teenage boy flies in plane wheel well
    25 august 2013 10:22:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's aviation authorities have launched an investigation into how a teenage boy flew from Benin in the country's southern Edo state to the economic capital city of Lagos in the wheel well of a plane operated by the local Arik Air on Saturday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Airlines opens second cargo hub in Africa
    24 august 2013 11:06:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines, which operates the largest cargo services in Africa, is to open its second cargo hub in Africa, in partnership with the Lome-based ASKY Airlines, the Ethiopian flag carrier has announced on its website. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Airlines to launch international flights to South-east Nigeria
    19 august 2013 09:30:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines is set to launch international flights from the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Nigeria's South-eastern city of Enugu 24 Aug., PANA learnt from Nigerian aviation authorities Monday. Full text...

  • Jomo Kenyatta airport fire: Kenya Airways resumes full domestic operation
    08 august 2013 23:27:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - One day after a huge fire gutted parts of Kenya's main gateway Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), the country's national carrier, Kenya Airways, has resumed full operations for its domestic flights, the airline announced in a statement issued here on Thursday. Full text...

  • Jomo Kenyatta airport fire: Obama offers US support to Kenya
    08 august 2013 10:15:52
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has offered his country's support for Kenya following Wednesday's fire incident that gutted parts of the main Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital city of Nairobi. Full text...

  • Jomo Kenyatta airport fire update 3: Cause of fire is being investigated - Presidency
    07 august 2013 14:16:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan presidency has said the cause of Wednesday's dawn fire that gutted parts of the country's main airport is being investigated, hence there is no need for anyone to speculate about it. Full text...

  • Jomo Kenyatta airport fire update 2: Domestic flights to resume
    07 august 2013 12:10:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan government has announced that domestic flights are set to resume at the country's main airport, following the fire that gutted the arrival wing serving international passengers early Wednesday. Full text...

  • Africa's leading carrier SAA 'monitoring' Kenya airport fire
    07 august 2013 10:06:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Though it has yet to cancel any of its flights to Kenya, Africa's leading carrier South African Airways (SAA) has said it is monitoring the situation at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where a huge fire gutted the arrival terminal early Wednesday. Full text...

  • Jomo Kenyatta Airport fire update: Kenya airways says all staffers safe
    07 august 2013 09:42:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways has said all its staffers and customers are safe following the huge fire that gutted the arrival terminal of the country's main gateway Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the nation's capital, Nairobi, early Wednesday. Full text...

  • Developing Story: Kenya's main airport shut due to dawn fire
    07 august 2013 07:06:38
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's main gateway Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the nation's capital, Nairobi, was closed and flights diverted to other airports Wednesday due to a dawn fire at the arrival terminal, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Flights grounded after tax men seal up airport in Nigeria
    30 july 2013 15:01:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Flights were grounded and commercial activities paralysed Tuesday when tax officials from Nigeria's southern Edo State government sealed up one of the country's busiest local airports, located in the state capital, Benin City. Full text...

  • Aviation fuel scarcity hits airlines in Nigeria
    23 july 2013 19:23:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has been hit by the scarcity of aviation fuel, called Jet A-1, triggering flight delays in some of the nation's airports, PANA has learnt from airport officials in the economic capital city of Lagos. Full text...

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