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  • Air Tanzania resumes flights to Zimbabwe
    03 december 2003 20:30:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air Tanzania Wednesday resumed flights to Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, after a two-year break. Full text...

  • Mozambican aeronautics company declares bankruptcy
    02 december 2003 17:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Aeronautics Company, IAM, dealing in the repair and maintenance of planes, has been declared bankrupt, due to lack of patronage, national news agency, AIM reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • SAA adds Cathay Pacific as voyager partner
    02 december 2003 13:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways' (SAA) Asian partner, Cathay Pacific, Tuesday joined the airline's list of voyager partners, giving travellers easier access to Cape Town. Full text...

  • Cargo plane crash-lands in Nigeria
    30 november 2003 13:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Boeing 747 cargo plane operated by Hydro Air Group of Belgium crash-landed at Nigeria's main gateway, Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, Saturday, but all the nine crew members escaped unhurt, the local press reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe introduces more flights to S. Africa, UK
    24 november 2003 12:54:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air Zimbabwe said Monday it was introducing additional flights to South Africa and Britain to cope with increased passenger demand to and from the two countries. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe air traffic controllers strike
    23 november 2003 14:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air traffic controllers in Zimbabwe went on strike at the weekend demanding pay increase and other allowances. Full text...

  • Govt asks Boeing International to rescue Ghana Airways
    21 november 2003 20:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Vice President Aliu Mahama on Friday appealed to Boeing International to use its expertise and experience to help revamp the operations of Ghana's ailing national carrier, Ghana Airways. Full text...

  • Chad to set up new airline
    15 november 2003 12:32:00
    N'djamena- Tchad (PANA) -- Chad plans to set up a new air transport company, "Air Tchad" with Air France as the main partner, Chadian Public Works and Transport Minister Adoum Younousmi, has revealed in N'djamena. Full text...

  • Cape Verde to set up air charter company
    15 november 2003 09:59:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde plans to set up an air charter company under a partnership between its air company, TACV and Cabo Verde Time, of Italian Holding Turinvest, industry sources said in Praia. Full text...

  • ASECNA secures 30 million euro AFD loan
    13 november 2003 23:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Agency for Air Navigation Safety in African and Madagascar (ASECNA) and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a loan agreement here Thursday to the tune of 30 million euro (35 million US dollars). Full text...

  • SAA, Ethiopia Airlines forge new partnership
    07 november 2003 08:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) passengers travelling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will now fly Ethiopian Airlines (ET) under a new partnership between the two airlines. Full text...

  • Royal Air Morocco gets first Airbus
    05 november 2003 21:25:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Royal Air Maroc (RAM) Tuesday took delivery of its first Airbus A-321-200, the national airline announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Authorities fire CAMAIR board chairman, CEO
    04 november 2003 13:09:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon Airlines (CAMAIR) chief executive officer Yves-Michel Fotso was Monday fired alongside board chairman Etienne Ntsama. Full text...

  • Cameroon's national carrier crisis deepens
    03 november 2003 15:33:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The financial and managerial crisis brewing in Cameroon Airlines (CAMAIR) showed signs of further decline when the carrier cancelled all its flights at the weekend. Full text...

  • Seychelles carrier increases flights to Johannesburg, Mumbai
    01 november 2003 15:26:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air Seychelles is to increase its flights to Johannesburg (South Africa), Male (Maldives Islands), and Mumbai (India) beginning November, official sources announced here Friday. Full text...

  • African countries challenged to improve air transport
    29 october 2003 15:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa must implement new strategies to exploit the immense potential it has in the air transport sector to boost economic growth, Kenyan Transport and Communication minister John Michuki said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Global air transport forum billed for Nairobi
    27 october 2003 10:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Over 200 delegates from Europe and Africa convene here Tuesday for the 13th Airport Council International Conference (AIC) to discuss air travel and tourism infrastructure on the African continent. Full text...

  • Normal flights resume at Lagos airport after fire
    24 october 2003 15:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Normal flight operations resumed at Nigeria's main Murtala Mohammed International Airport here Friday, a day after fire gutted the basement of the main terminal throwing it into darkness and disrupting flights for several hours. Full text...

  • Nigeria probes fire incident at Lagos international airport
    23 october 2003 17:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, Isa Yuguda, has set up a nine-member panel to probe Thursday's fire incident at the country's main gateway, the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, which disrupted flights and threw the airport into darkness. Full text...

  • Fire outbreak halts flights into Nigeria's main airport
    23 october 2003 15:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Flights have been suspended at the international wing of Nigeria's main gateway, the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, due to a fire outbreak at the airport Thursday, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Industrial action looms over South African airports
    23 october 2003 12:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- As a wage negotiations deadlock continues, the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) has forwarded a notice to the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) on a planned industrial action at the company's facilities countrywide. Full text...

  • Cameroon Airports Authority gets new boss
    17 october 2003 19:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Roger Ntongo Onguene has been appointed Director of Cameroon Airports Authority (ADC), replacing Paul Alain Mendouga, official sources said Friday. Full text...

  • Virgin Atlantic Airways begins Cape Town-London service
    11 october 2003 11:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Virgin Atlantic Airways has announced the launch of its year-round direct service between Cape Town International Airport and London Heathrow, in addition to its existing daily service to and from Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Fewer air passengers despite strike cancellation in Nigeria
    09 october 2003 14:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Few passengers turned up Thursday at the local and international wings of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, Nigeria's main gateway, despite the cancellation of the planned workers' strike. Full text...

  • South African Airways offers online services to Africa
    06 october 2003 13:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The website of the South African Airways international has now added Africa to bring an Internet booking facility to the continent. Full text...

  • Camair plans two new links to Paris
    29 september 2003 21:48:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cameroon Airlines (Camair), plans two routes from Douala, Cameroon to Paris France, via Chad and Niger, informed sources said. Full text...

  • Air Austral gets connections to 11 French cities
    29 september 2003 12:17:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion's Air Austral will October begin connections to 11 French cities under a partnership signed with the French National Railways Company (SNCF) at the Top Resa international tourism show currently convening in Deauville, France. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius gets new boss
    28 september 2003 18:39:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Megh Pillay, former Director General of the Mauritius Telecom, has been appointed the new head of Air Mauritius, official sources said in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Hargeisa Airport closure averted
    26 september 2003 09:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Hargeisa Airport will remain operational for another six months, after urgently needed funds were provided by UNDP and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to proceed with emergency patchwork, a statement from UNDP in Nairobi disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • Malagasy authorities step up security at airports
    20 september 2003 12:45:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The office of Malagasy deputy Prime Minister in charge of transport has announced several measures to beef up security and improve the operation of airports in the country, especially Ivato airport, which is a major gateway to the island. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius gets new boss
    18 september 2003 18:09:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government has appointed Megh Pillay as new Managing Director of Air Mauritius Company, to replace Vinod Chidambaram, official sources said in Port-Louis Thursday. Full text...

  • US props Algeria's air-traffic control system
    16 september 2003 20:51:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian Ministry of Transport and the US Trade Development Agency (USTDA) signed a financial agreement at the weekend for a feasibility study on air-traffic control system in Algeria. Full text...

  • Authorities shift inaugural flight between Luanda and Sal
    04 september 2003 23:41:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The inaugural Luanda-Sal flight, a monthly link between the 4 de Fevereiro airport in Luanda, Angola and the Amilcar Cabral airport on the Cape Verde island of Sal initially slated for Wednesday has been postponed to Saturday for technical reasons, sources said here. Full text...

  • South African Airways records 545-million-Rand profit
    26 august 2003 15:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) announced Tuesday that it posted 545 million-Rand profit during April 2002 to March 2003 financial year, compared to a gross operating loss of 834 million Rand in the previous year. Full text...

  • Air Madagascar plans to modernise fleet
    24 august 2003 18:41:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Air Madagascar plans to improve its fleet of Boeing 737-200s under a modernisation and recovery process launched in concert with the German company Lufthansa Consulting. Full text...

  • Hijacker surrenders to Algerian security
    19 august 2003 19:03:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- An attempt to hijack an Algerian airliner failed Tuesday morning at Oran airport (450 km west of Algiers), after the hijacker turned himself over to security forces. Full text...

  • Buyers named for Air Botswana
    19 august 2003 15:43:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Air Botswana edged closer to privatization at the weekend when two contenders, Air Mauritius and Comair, a British Airways extended network, were named as possible buyers. Full text...

  • Lufthansa revives Munich-Johannesburg flights
    18 august 2003 12:38:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Lufthansa German Airlines on Monday announced that it was reinstating its seasonal flights between the Bavarian capital Munich and Johannesburg in time for South Africa's high season. Full text...

  • US blackout delays South African aircraft
    15 august 2003 17:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The power blackout in eastern United States cities, has delayed South African Airways aircraft from New York. Full text...

  • Cape Verdean, Senegalese airliners eye joint flights
    14 august 2003 23:22:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdean and Senegalese airline companies, TACV and Air Senegal International, plan to undertake joint flights to several West African capitals beginning November, airline officials said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan Airways gets USD$4 million claim for crashed plane
    14 august 2003 09:10:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan Airways has received four million US dollars from the British insurance company Lloyds, for its Boeing 737, which crashed near the coastal City of Port Sudan last June, killing 116 passengers on board, the airline announced in Khartoum Thursday. Full text...

  • Mozambique, Zimbabwe plan flights to link their cities
    08 august 2003 18:45:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Civil aviation experts from Mozambique and Zimbabwe began a meeting in Maputo Thursday on the opening of flights to link some towns in both countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria's new national airline takes off in October
    04 august 2003 14:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A new airline to replace the ailing national carrier, Nigeria Airways, will be launched in the next three months, Aviation Minister Isa Yuguda said in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's busiest airport has faulty radar
    01 august 2003 12:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Officials at Nigeria's busiest airport in the commercial city of Lagos have reported a faulty radar system at the airport, causing long flight delays and difficulties in controlling air traffic, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways to resume flights to Cameroon
    25 july 2003 18:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways is to resume its suspended flights to Douala and Yaounde in Cameroon 1 August, the airline announced Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa Airways names new airbus after Mandela
    18 july 2003 14:23:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) Friday presented former President Nelson Mandela with a surprise birthday present by naming its new Airbus after him. Full text...

  • Khalifa Airways winds up
    11 july 2003 20:00:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A French court has wound up Algerian private airline Khalifa Airways, after it failed to provide 5 million euro (5. Full text...

  • Nigerian airline operators raise fares on local flights
    10 july 2003 15:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian airline operators Thursday raised domestic airfares by more than 10 percent, following the recent hike in the prices of petroleum products. Full text...

  • Manager says Kenya's Mombassa airport is safe
    09 july 2003 21:34:00
    Mombassa- Kenya (PANA) -- John Mugo, Manager of Kenya's Mombassa airport said Wednesday that "stringent security measures" had been put in place to address the concerns raised by the British government and foreign airlines using the airport. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius to resume flights to Asia in August
    07 july 2003 17:02:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air Mauritius resumes flights to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in early August, after a protracted suspension due to the pneumonia-like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in that region, the airline announced at the weekend. Full text...

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