African Air Transport (AFRAA) -
  • Nigerian body endorses flights to Trinidad and Tobago
    31 august 2005 15:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday in Abuja endorsed the bilateral air service agreement between the country and Trinidad and Tobago. Full text...

  • Tunisian airports serve 4 million passengers
    30 august 2005 15:14:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- About four million passengers used the seven operating airports in Tunisia in the first half of 2005, or 12. Full text...

  • Royal Air Maroc among the safest airlines in France
    27 august 2005 15:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Moroccan airlines, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), is cited by the Civil Aviation General Management (DGAC) in the White list of the 93 world's safest airlines that meet European security standards. Full text...

  • Passengers refuse to board Tunisian charter plane in Paris
    25 august 2005 23:07:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Nearly 235 passengers refused to board an "Airbus 300" chartered by a Tunisian airline, Karthago to take them to Djerba holiday resort in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Nigeria fences airports to bar stray cows
    23 august 2005 18:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has embarked on the fencing of all airports in the country, in the aftermath of last month's incident in which a plane ploughed into a herd of cattle while landing at the Port Harcourt airport in southeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Libya, Switzeland, sign air transport accord
    21 august 2005 18:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and Switzerland signed in Tripoli Sunday a bilateral air transportation agreement to establish flights between the two countries. Full text...

  • Tunisian airline to make initial payments to crash victims' families
    16 august 2005 22:54:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian airline, Tuninter is to pay 20,000 Euro to the families of each of the victims and survivors of the 6 August crash involving one of its planes, the company announced Tuesday in Tunis. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe leases aircraft from Thailand
    15 august 2005 18:19:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air Zimbabwe said Monday it had leased a Boeing 767-300 passenger jet from Thailand for use on expanded international routes in Asia and the Middle East, while its own underwent a major overhaul. Full text...

  • Air India back to Mauritius 20 years after
    12 august 2005 22:06:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Indian company, Air India will resume flights to Mauritius from 31 October after the Mauritian government agreed to grant it the '5th freedom' rights, an airline official affirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways to help stranded BA passengers
    12 august 2005 16:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways Friday announced it would assist thousands of stranded passengers in East Africa affected by fight cancellations by the British Airways, whose workers are on strike. Full text...

  • Airfares to rise as oil prices increase, says KA
    12 august 2005 13:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The steep rises in world oil prices has sparked fears of immediate increases in airfares across a number of destinations in Africa, with Kenya Airways saying they have introduced surcharges to counter the oil hikes. Full text...

  • Growth noted in KA's West Africa operations
    08 august 2005 12:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways has announced a 22 percent increase in the number of passengers it ferried along its West African route during the first quarter of 2005. Full text...

  • Tuninter crash toll mounts to 13
    07 august 2005 13:57:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The latest toll from the crash of a plane belonging to Tuninter airline that occurred on Saturday off the coast of Sicily has reached 13 dead, 3 missing and 22 survivors, most them suffering from various injuries, CEO Moncef Zouari reported here. Full text...

  • African aviation industry must strategise to compete well - Expert
    02 august 2005 21:44:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- African aviation operators must strategise and form alliances with major stakeholders in the world to withstand global competition, Christian Folly-Kossi, Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • SAA pilots pass no confidence in management
    02 august 2005 15:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) pilots have passed a motion of no confidence in the chief executive officer and his team of SAA. Full text...

  • South African Airways workers end pay strike
    29 july 2005 13:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Cabin crew and ground staff of South African Airways (SAA) returned to work Friday after a seven-day pay dispute strike that crippled the airline's operations forcing cancellations of regional and international flights. Full text...

  • African Airlines Association boss to visit Ghana
    28 july 2005 20:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the Nairobi-based African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Christian Folly-Kossi, begins a three-day working visit to Accra on Sunday to meet officials in the aviation industry in Ghana. Full text...

  • Strike-bound SAA losing millions daily
    27 july 2005 13:20:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A strike by South African Airways cabin crew and ground staff that started last Friday following a deadlock over wage negotiations is costing the airline a considerable amount of revenue losses daily. Full text...

  • Libya, CAR agree to enhance co-operation
    26 july 2005 18:04:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and the Central African Republic (CAR) have agreed to establish a direct air liaison between the two countries and the opening of a branch of the Sahel-Saharan investment and trade bank in Bangui. Full text...

  • Nigeria to shut airport runway for repairs Tuesday
    25 july 2005 21:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Following a series of accidents at Lagos airport, Nigeria's main gateway due to a bad runway, the Federal Airports Administration has decided to close the runway Tuesday for emergency repairs. Full text...

  • S. African Airways strike drags on, passengers stranded
    25 july 2005 18:32:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) cabin crew and ground staff continued their strike for the fourth day Monday running as the airline's management and unions agreed to seek the intervention of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CC0MA). Full text...

  • British Airways avoids Lagos airport over bad runway
    25 july 2005 12:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- British Airways Sunday diverted its Lagos flight to the Nigerian capital Abuja following a spate of accidents at the Lagos airport blamed on poor conditions of the only functioning runway, industry sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Strike grounds SAA's regional, international flights
    23 july 2005 16:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled all international and regional flights till further notice following industrial action by the airline's cabin crew and ground staff which started on Friday, the airline confirmed on Saturday. Full text...

  • North African routes boost Kenya Airways cargo earnings
    23 july 2005 10:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways cargo division has reported improved revenue of 974 million shillings in the first four months of this year, a 28-percent increase over the 762 million shillings posted in the corresponding period last year. Full text...

  • S. African Airways to cancel flights due to strike
    22 july 2005 10:18:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- An industrial action by cabin crew and ground staff on Friday morning forcer South African Airways (SAA) to cancelled some of its domestic flights. Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to raise safety standards at airports
    20 july 2005 15:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Worried by the increase spate of accidents at the nation's airports, Nigeria's new Aviation Minister, Babalola Borishade, has directed all relevant agencies to report to him daily on aviation security and safety in the country. Full text...

  • S. African airline puts up plans to curb strike effects
    20 july 2005 14:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has put up contingency plans to counter any possible interruptions following a threat by cabin and ground staff to begin a strike later Wednesday. Full text...

  • SAA cabin crew threaten to strike Wednesday
    19 july 2005 15:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) unions representing cabin crew and ground staff have notified the airline of their intention to strike from Wednesday after wage negotiations came to a deadlock, the airline disclosed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian airliner loses tyres during landing
    18 july 2005 20:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Tragedy was averted in Nigeria Monday as the plane of private Lagos-based regional carrier, Bellview, lost its landing tyres upon touchdown at the Murtala Muhammed airport, Lagos, during a domestic flight. Full text...

  • Lufthansa resumes flights to Algeria
    17 july 2005 17:00:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- German carrier Lufthansa has resumed flights to Algeria after a 15-year suspension. Full text...

  • Minister apologises to stranded passengers in Lagos
    14 july 2005 16:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In one of his first major assignments after being sworn into office Wednesday, Nigerian Aviation Minister Babalola Borishade has apologised to hundreds of passengers stranded at the Murtala Muhammed international airport in Lagos after a cargo plane overshot the runway while landing Wednesday. Full text...

  • Passengers stranded in Lagos after plane overshot runway
    13 july 2005 18:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Nigeria's main gateway, Murtala Muhammed international airport in the commercial city of Lagos Wednesday, after a domestic cargo aircraft over-shot the runway when landing. Full text...

  • Crew unharmed as cargo plane overshoots runway in Lagos
    13 july 2005 15:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The crew of a Nigerian-registered Dax cargo aircraft escaped unhurt Wednesday when the plane overshot the runway while landing at the Murtala Muhammed international airport in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos, a local radio station reported. Full text...

  • US funds study on joint airspace in East Africa
    13 july 2005 09:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East African Community and the United States have signed a US$566,000 technical assistance agreement to fund a regional feasibility study project on the proposed joint airspace among the EAC member states. Full text...

  • Air Gabon gets new director
    10 july 2005 19:40:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba has appointed Jean Robert Gouloungana as the new director general of state- owned Air Gabon, official sources revealed here. Full text...

  • Minister orders animals in Nigerian airports shot
    08 july 2005 11:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Aviation Minister, Isa Yuguda, has directed security forces to shoot on sight any animal that strays into any of the country's airports. Full text...

  • Ghana's Kumasi Airport under $3.5m rehabilitation
    06 july 2005 23:06:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Government said on Wednesday that it has secured a US$3. Full text...

  • Air France plane kills six cows in Nigeria
    06 july 2005 15:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An Air France Airbus plane has killed six cows during landing at the Port Harcourt airport in southeast Nigeria, a local radio reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • SAA introduces new route to Washington DC
    30 june 2005 17:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways on Thursday launched a new route between Johannesburg and Washington DC at a star-studded event here to launch the service. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways spreads wings to Bamako, Dakar
    30 june 2005 17:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways will on Friday begin biweekly flights between the East African country and Dakar in Senegal, with a stopover in the Malian capital of Bamako, the airline said on Thursday here. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius makes 21-million Euro profit in 2005
    26 june 2005 12:11:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian airline company, Air Mauritius has recorded 21 million Euros in profits during the fiscal year that ended 31 March 2005, a 14-percent increase compared with profits recorded last year, Air Mauritius managing director, Meg Pillay reported here. Full text...

  • KA decries taxation burden on African routes
    20 june 2005 14:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways (KA) has protested the bureaucracy surrounding the issuance of travel visas, and appealed to government authorities in Nairobi to expedite the signing of bilateral agreements with African nations to help reduce the taxation burden facing the airline. Full text...

  • Three ministers attending air show in France
    17 june 2005 12:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Three African transport ministers are attending the annual international air show at Bourget near Paris, France, which ends on Friday. Full text...

  • Sudan Airways resumes direct flights to Nairobi
    15 june 2005 11:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sudan Airways resumed direct flights to Nairobi on Wednesday after a nine-year absence, promising to increase its frequencies in line with a revised air services charter signed by the two neighbours. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways announces Nairobi-Maputo route
    14 june 2005 18:21:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Kenya Airways announced Tuesday it will operate flights between Nairobi and Maputo, the Mozambican capital, effective 4 August this year. Full text...

  • Kenya to improve Kisumu airport
    14 june 2005 13:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has completed plans to modernise a vital airport in the Lake Victoria port city of Kisumu in order to tap the economic potential of the area. Full text...

  • Kenyan carrier joins alliance of world leading airlines
    10 june 2005 15:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways has been selected to join the "Associate Programme" of the prestigious SkyTeam club, an alliance of major carriers in Europe and the Americas, where it hopes to gain a slice of the 343. Full text...

  • Six injured in Air Zimbabwe plane emergency landing
    09 june 2005 16:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air Zimbabwe authorities said Thursday six passengers were slightly injured when one of its planes made an emergency landing at Johannesburg International Airport in South Africa. Full text...

  • SAA continues investigation of stowaway's death
    09 june 2005 07:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) says it is still unsure of the identity and origins of a mutilated body which was found in the wheel-well of one of its aircraft that flew to New York on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Stowaway dies on board SAA flight to New York
    08 june 2005 07:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A man's leg and partial torso fell from a South African jetliner onto a suburban New York home Tuesday as the aircraft prepared to land at John F. Full text...

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