African Air Transport (AFRAA) -
  • Nigerian govt suspends another airline
    10 august 2004 10:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The federal government in Nigeria has suspended the operating certificates of a local airline, DANA Aviation Limited, over alleged violation of the Air Navigation Regulations (ANR) by the airline. Full text...

  • Kufuor calls crisis meeting on Ghana Airways
    08 august 2004 19:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- President John Kufuor has called a crisis meeting on the troubled national carrier, Ghana Airways, after some 300 passengers stormed the airport Sunday because their flights to Europe had been cancelled for up to 48 hours. Full text...

  • Ghana Airways to transport stranded passengers with leased plane
    02 august 2004 19:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Troubled Ghana Airways said it would Tuesday begin returning stranded passengers to and from the United States with a leased aircraft. Full text...

  • Cameroon steps up airport security
    31 july 2004 13:17:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the national gendamerie Friday signed a partnership agreement in an effort to tighten security at the country's airports. Full text...

  • SAA offers 70% discount on domestic fares
    31 july 2004 11:06:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has announced a 70 percent reduction on all domestic fares as part of the year-long celebration of its 70th anniversary. Full text...

  • Ghana Airways interdicts four officials over US ban
    29 july 2004 22:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Airways has interdicted four senior officials over the US Federal Aviation Authority ban on the national carrier from flying to the US, the Ministry of Roads and Transport said here Thursday. Full text...

  • New Moroccan airline begins operation
    28 july 2004 20:44:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Atlas Blue, a new Moroccan airline has started operation with a maiden flight from the country's southern city of Marrakech to Lyon in France, airline officials said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mozambique gets new private airline
    26 july 2004 17:17:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A new air company, Air Corridor, will start operations in Mozambique from August, its commercial director, Cesar Mahumane said Monday. Full text...

  • Mozambique gets new domestic airline in August
    25 july 2004 16:25:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A new airline named 'Air Corridor' plans to operate in Mozambique beginning next month, the sales manager of the company, Cesar Mahumane announced here. Full text...

  • Technical fault forces SAA to diverted flight to Windhoek
    24 july 2004 10:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South Africa Airways (SAA) aircraft carrying 230 passengers Friday diverted to Windhoek, the Namibian capital, after pilots noticed a technical problem on the aircraft's fuel gauge, sources said here Saturday. Full text...

  • South African aviation highlighted at UK air show
    23 july 2004 13:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The long history between Rolls- Royce and South Africa's aviation industry will be celebrated this weekend at the 2004 Farnborough International Air Show in England. Full text...

  • Official says SAA, Nigeria talks still on track
    22 july 2004 11:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Minister of Public Enterprises, Alec Erwin, Thursday dismissed speculations that negotiations between South African Airways (SAA) and Nigeria on investment in Nigeria's new national carrier have reached a deadlock. Full text...

  • SAA flight returns to Johannesburg after passenger dies
    21 july 2004 10:25:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A London-bound South African Airways (SAA) flight returned to the Johannesburg international airport on Tuesday night after a passenger died on board, the airline said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Air Gabon tones down international ambitions
    12 july 2004 11:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Faced with a shortage of aircraft for long haul flights, Air Gabon has decided to refocus on the West African coast, an official source said. Full text...

  • Court approves liquidation of Nigeria Airways
    10 july 2004 09:47:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed objections to the liquidation of the ailing Nigeria Airways by one of its creditors, Air Atlanta Iceland. Full text...

  • Ndolo Airport in Kinshasa reopens
    08 july 2004 21:26:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Transports and Communications minister Joseph Olenghankoy inaugurated the reopening of traffic Thursday at Ndolo airport in Kinshasa after an eight-year closure following a plane crash there in January 1996. Full text...

  • Benin chairs ASECNA ministerial committee
    02 july 2004 20:10:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's minister of Civil Engineering and Transport, Ahamed Akobi, on Friday took over the chairmanship of the Agency for the Security of Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) during its 43rd ministerial committee meeting here. Full text...

  • ASECNA ministers convene Friday in Cotonou
    01 july 2004 20:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The council of ministers in charge of air transport of the member countries of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECA) plans to convene in Cotonou Friday its financial prospects and several proposals. Full text...

  • Bongo launches restoration of Libreville airport
    01 july 2004 12:05:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo has launched restoration works at the Leon Mba international airport in Libreville, for a total cost of 8 billion cfa francs (14. Full text...

  • Aviation body blames poor navigation gear on limited finances
    30 june 2004 12:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) complained Wednesday that inadequate funding in the last two decades was to blame for its obsolete air navigation equipment. Full text...

  • CAMAIR resumes Paris route Wednesday after jet recovery
    29 june 2004 23:43:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon Airlines (CAMAIR) has regained its 767-300 Boeing that was seized last Wednesday by its Australian-American partner Ansett Worldwide over rental arrears, the private daily "Mutations" reported here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan plans to boost Airports security
    25 june 2004 19:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Airports Authority plans a major improvement to security at the country's airports, estimated to cost 47 million US dollars over the next two years. Full text...

  • AFCAC elects Kenya to represent Eastern sub-region
    25 june 2004 13:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has been elected vice president of the Eastern sub-region of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) for 2004-2007. Full text...

  • Air Gabon charters South Africa's Inter Air jet
    23 june 2004 19:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Air Gabon, the Gabonese national carrier, has chartered a Boeing 737 jet from South Africa's Inter Air to reinforce its flights on the West Coast of Africa, company sources said in Libreville Wednesday. Full text...

  • Four private airlines to resume flights in Gabon
    20 june 2004 16:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A government Commission that reviewed the administrative and technical status of airlines in Gabon Sunday lifted the ban on four private airlines - Air Service, Nouvelles Air Affaires Gabon, Air Max Gabon and DHL airlines, the national Radio and Television, RTG2 reported. Full text...

  • Mauritania gets AFD loan to reinforce security in Atar airport
    15 june 2004 14:17:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian Economy and Development minister Abdallah Ould Souleymane Ould Cheikh Sidya and the representative of the French Development Agency (AFD) Gilles Chausse signed a financial agreement here Monday worth 1. Full text...

  • Family members snub funeral for Gabonese air crash victims
    15 june 2004 08:23:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A national funeral for victims of last week's plane crash here, earlier announced for Monday by the authorities in Gabon failed to hold after family members opposed the idea, government spokesman René Ndemezo Obiang conceded on the very eve of the ceremony. Full text...

  • Bongo Ondimba visits plane crash site
    08 june 2004 23:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba visited the site Tuesday, where a Gabon Express plane crashed with 26 passengers and four crewmembers on board shortly after taking off from Libreville International Airport earlier in the day. Full text...

  • Gabon authorities probe plane crash
    08 june 2004 23:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese authorities have indicated they were launching an inquiry into the crash of a small passenger plane that plunged into sea Tuesday moments after taking off from Libreville International Airport with 25 passengers and 5 crewmembers. Full text...

  • SN Brussels Airlines resumes flights to Kinshasa
    07 june 2004 20:45:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- SN Brussels Airlines, which cancelled flights to Kinshasa last week following violent clashes there, has announced a chartered flight to the Congolese capital on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe increases flights to London
    01 june 2004 17:59:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air Zimbabwe said Tuesday it was increasing flights to London this month and next month because demand had risen on the route. Full text...

  • Tunisian carrier handled 300,000 passengers in 2003
    26 may 2004 17:15:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian airliner Tuninter said it carried 300,000 passengers in 2003, with leisure travellers or tourists accounting for 30 percent of the volume. Full text...

  • South African Airways increases jet fuel levy again
    25 may 2004 15:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) Tuesday announced the second increase a week in its jet fuel levy, climbing from 28 to 40 rand per trip for domestic flights to offset the rising cost of jet fuel prices. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways unveils US$350 million fleet modernisation plan
    24 may 2004 22:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Airways has acquired a Boeing 777 200-ER jet under its fleet modernisation programme estimated to cost 350 million US dollars, officials said Monday. Full text...

  • Africa-bound flights unaffected by collapsed terminal in Paris
    24 may 2004 20:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Flights to and from Africa were not disrupted by the collapse on Sunday of a terminal at the Roissy- Charles-de-Gaulle Airport in Paris, airport officials affirmed here Monday. Full text...

  • Zambian Airways introduces bigger plane on Zimbabwe route
    19 may 2004 21:32:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zambian Airways has introduced a bigger aircraft to satisfy growing passenger demand on its Lusaka-Harare (Zambia-Zimbabwe) route, an official said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Two buyers bid for old Air-Algérie jets
    15 may 2004 19:58:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Cyprus-based Guardian Transport United and Air Libya have formalised offers to acquire old planes from Air-Algérie. Full text...

  • Kenyan aviation authority allays air safety fears
    13 may 2004 20:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) moved Thursday to quell fears over the safety of the country's airspace and the status of crucial navigation equipment used to guide landing planes. Full text...

  • Civil aviation directors meet in Cotonou
    05 may 2004 14:26:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin Transports and Public Works Minister Ahamed Akobi Tuesday opened the 2nd meeting of civil aviation directors from West and Central Africa, holding here 4-8 April with focus on security and air safety. Full text...

  • Local airlines in Nigeria reach out to the world
    22 april 2004 11:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- With Nigeria's new national carrier yet to hit the skies, the country's local airlines are set to strut their stuff on the international stage after the government approved six of them to ply international routes. Full text...

  • Bongo picks new management team for Air Gabon
    22 april 2004 09:00:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon has appointed a new general manager and board chairman for the national carrier, Air Gabon, official sources confirmed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • SAA named best African airline
    21 april 2004 13:54:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has been named Africa's Best Airline, beating 65 other carriers in the race for the prestigious award. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Cape Verde sign air transportation pact
    20 april 2004 13:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and Cape Verde Islands have signed an air transportation agreement as part of measures to strengthen bilateral ties between both nations, the local Comet newspaper reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • ASECNA boss meets Mauritanian officials
    19 april 2004 16:09:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Ousmane Oubandawaki, Director General of the Senegal-based Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) has met with Mauritanian Prime Minister Sghair Ould M'Bareck as part of his working visit to the country. Full text...

  • US grant for Uganda civil aviation
    16 april 2004 16:26:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Friday awarded the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda (CAAU) a grant of US$542,249 to improve its facilities. Full text...

  • Air Gabon to save $2 million dollars in new contract
    13 april 2004 21:21:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Following a new leasing contract negotiated with its partners, Air Gabon expects to save 1. Full text...

  • Experts to ponder African airlines survival strategies
    13 april 2004 17:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Representatives of the international aviation fraternity converge here 11-12 May to discuss ways of networking Africa's airlines to ensure their survival in a highly competitive industry, organisers said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisair plans flights to Belgrade, Berlin
    13 april 2004 16:21:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian national carrier, Tunisair, begins new weekly flights from Tunis to Belgrade, Yugoslavia and from Monastir (160km south of Tunis) to Berlin, Germany at the end April, the company said in a statement issued here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Charter flight launched between Portugal, Cape Verde
    11 april 2004 11:56:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Charter flights between Lisbon and the Cape Verde island of Sal was were launched last Thursday by the Portuguese private carrier Air Luxor, sources confirmed here. Full text...

  • SAA, Brazil national carrier strike flight deal
    07 april 2004 16:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) and Varig airlines, the Brazilian national carrier, have agreed to new flight arrangements as the airline resumes flights to South Africa, aviation sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

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