African Air Transport (AFRAA) -
  • 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...

  • EU boosts humanitarian efforts in Horn of Africa
    05 april 2004 23:47:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has released 9 million euros for air lifting of humanitarian personnel, refugees, displaced persons and relief supplies (food supplies, drugs and equipment) in the Horn of Africa, the EU said here Monday in a statement. Full text...

  • Parent firm re-capitalises South African Airways
    01 april 2004 12:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has welcomed the re-capitalisation of the airline by its parent company, Transnet. Full text...

  • Ethiopian airport steps up contraband control
    30 march 2004 21:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian customs have installed five x-ray machines at Addis Ababa's Bole International Airport to improve the handling of goods and control of contraband, airport authority spokesperson Kibur Lakew confirmed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Egypt Air increases flights to Addis Ababa
    26 march 2004 11:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Egyptian carrier Air Egypt has indicated it would operate three flights a week from Cairo to Addis Ababa starting 28 March. Full text...

  • CAMAIR plane makes emergency landing in Douala
    25 march 2004 12:04:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- A Boeing 757-200 of the national carrier, Cameroon Airlines (CAMAIR) made an emergency landing Wednesday morning at the Douala International Airport moments, when one of its engines caught fire moments after taking off, reliable sources confirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • African aviation experts brainstorm in Casablanca
    19 march 2004 12:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Aviation experts from six African countries Thursday convened an international workshop on management of aviation crisis and cooperation in the industry in Casablanca, 100 km south of here. Full text...

  • Air Seychelles suspends flights to Comoros
    18 march 2004 22:13:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air Seychelles said Thursday it was suspending its weekly links to Comoros and Mayotte starting 6 April, partly due to the harsh competition from Reunion's Air Austral. Full text...

  • Air Seychelles suspends flights to Comoros, Mayotte
    17 march 2004 16:16:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Air Seychelles has suspended its flights to Comoros and Mayotte with effect from 6 April, aviation sources disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian airlines beefs fleet with new aircraft
    13 march 2004 17:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia Airlines (EAL) has announced the arrival Saturday of a new Boeing B737-700 under a programme to increase its fleet by six new aircraft. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt bars two local airlines
    13 march 2004 12:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has suspended the operating licences of two local airlines, Slok and IRS, for allegedly contravening safety and security provisions, the Aviation Ministry said in a statement. Full text...

  • Cotonou hosts international civil aviation forum in May
    11 march 2004 11:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Flight safety in Africa comes to the fore 4-6 May when civil aviation directors from 24 West and Central African countries converge here at an international civil aviation conference, organisers have said. Full text...

  • South African Airways acquires state-of-the-art Airbus
    10 march 2004 12:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) took delivery Tuesday of its first Airbus A340-300E, which is the first "enhanced" version of aircraft. Full text...

  • Air CEMAC project worries Air Gabon staff
    07 march 2004 16:15:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Air Gabon workers' union (SYPAG) has tackled their management over concerns with a project to set up a central African community airliner, dubbed Air CEMAC. Full text...

  • Workers' strike averted at Air Gabon
    06 march 2004 10:14:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Air Gabon workers have shelved a two-day strike planned to start Saturday over delayed payment of salaries and alleged mismanagement of the airline, trade union sources said. Full text...

  • Moroccan carrier envisages Casablanca-Bordeaux flights
    04 march 2004 21:13:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is to launch three new weekly flights between Casablanca and the French city of Bordeaux starting 28 March, company sources affirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Belgian outfit to rehabilitate runway at Ndjili airport
    25 february 2004 07:31:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- An aviation outfit in Walloon, Belgium has concluded a partnership agreement with the state- owned Air Transport Authority (RVA) in DR Congo to rehabilitate the runway at Ndjili International Airport. Full text...

  • CEMAC Transport ministers discuss regional carrier
    19 february 2004 19:50:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Transports ministers from the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) and a delegation of the African Development Bank (ADB) are meeting here to finalise a project for the creation of a sub-regional carrier, Air CEMAC. Full text...

  • SAA cuts London fares, offers Cape Town-Frankfurt flights
    11 february 2004 15:12:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has reduced fares from South Africa to London for a limited time, SAA president and CEO Andre Viljoen confirmed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • International aviation body suspends Air Zimbabwe
    05 february 2004 16:38:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a global aviation body, has suspended Air Zimbabwe's membership over a debt of US$1. Full text...

  • Nigeria in BASA pacts with six African countries
    05 february 2004 12:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal executive council has approved the signing of Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with 10 countries, including six from Africa, in an attempt to boost economic ties and open new business routes, Aviation Minister Isa Yuguda said. Full text...

  • Air traffic increases between Reunion and South Africa
    04 february 2004 22:58:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Passenger traffic between Reunion and South Africa surged 24 percent in 2003, according to sources at the country's Rolland Garros International Airport. Full text...

  • More airlines contemplate flying Mauritius
    04 february 2004 18:54:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- After Air France, which has been operating here for several years, two more airline companies, Corsair and Star Airlines have indicated plans for flights to Mauritius. Full text...

  • Snowstorm grounds SAA flights in London
    29 january 2004 19:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Severe weather conditions have caused the delay of two South African Airways (SAA) flights, SA221 from London to Cape Town and SA229 to Johannesburg, by 19 hours, airline sources said here. Full text...

  • ICAO takes charge of airport security in Gabon
    20 january 2004 19:49:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) began assessing the airport security system in Gabon on Monday, in keeping with an agreement signed by 180 ICAO member countries in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks in the US. Full text...

  • Uganda demands aviation pact with DR Congo
    19 january 2004 11:09:00
    Entebbe- Uganda (PANA) -- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Uganda Monday threatened to ban all outbound flights to DR Congo beginning 31 January except an air service agreement is signed between both countries. Full text...

  • New West African airline in the works
    16 january 2004 14:12:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Potential stakeholders are in the process of setting up a new airline company, Afrique Alliance that will fly five West African countries, Air Togo general manager Emmanuel Gorbaccia disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • SAA appointed technical investor for new Nigerian Airline
    15 january 2004 08:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has appointed South African Airways (SAA) as technical investor for the new national carrier, Nigerian Eagle Airlines, to replace collapsed Nigeria Airways. Full text...

  • Stranded airline passengers protest at Nigerian airport
    13 january 2004 16:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 1,000 stranded passengers of American airline World Airways Tuesday staged a protest at Nigeria's Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, threatening to burn down the airport should the airline fail to take them back to the US by Wednesday. Full text...

  • Families of plane crash victims visit site in Egypt
    07 january 2004 19:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Families of the 148 people who died when a Boeing 737 of Flash Airlines crashed off Charm el-Cheikh resort last Friday, travelled to Egypt Wednesday on board a special flight to visit the crash site. Full text...

  • SA media questions stringent US aviation security rules
    07 january 2004 12:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African media has strongly questioned current US regulations compelling airlines flying from, to or over American airspace to have US air marshals on board, plus subjection of all arriving visitors to intrusive digital scanning of their faces and hands. Full text...

  • Libyan airline launches direct Tripoli-Geneva link
    04 january 2004 13:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan carrier Al-Afriqiyah launched a direct flight Saturday between Tripoli and Geneva, in what company officials said was part of efforts at widening air links between Africa and the world outside at competitive fares. Full text...

  • British Airways to operate flights to Algiers
    03 january 2004 19:44:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- British Airways is due to operate a maiden flight from London to Algiers on Monday, airline sources said here Saturday, noting that the flight would be the first link between London and Algiers. Full text...

  • Air Malawi resumes flights to northern city after crash
    31 december 2003 14:37:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- National carrier Air Malawi Wednesday announced the resumption of daily flights to the northern city of Mzuzu that were suspended last Saturday following a light plane crash. Full text...

  • Air Seychelles to launch second direct flight from London
    26 december 2003 23:13:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air Seychelles will introduce a second weekly flight from London next April, Tourism Office director Francis Savy disclosed here Friday. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius launches direct Reunion-Rodrigues flights
    26 december 2003 13:04:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Air Mauritius Friday launched its maiden biweekly flights between Reunion and the Rodrigues Island, an official of the airline disclosed here. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius profit down 8.7%
    25 december 2003 11:52:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- State-run Air Mauritius airline announced Thursday an 8. Full text...

  • Tunisair inaugurates Tunis-Bamako-Abidjan flight
    19 december 2003 07:55:00
    Tunis- Tunisia(PANA) -- Tunisian State airliner, Tunisair Thursday launched a bi-weekly Tunis-Bamako-Abidjan flight linking Mali and Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • International Aero Engines lands South African Airways deal
    18 december 2003 14:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- International Aero Engines (IAE), a multinational aero engine consortium has won the bid to supply its V 2500 aero engines to South African Airway's family of single-aisle A319 and A320 aircraft. Full text...

  • Union calls strike at five airports in South Africa
    17 december 2003 14:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Just after wage negotiations seemed final between the South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union (SATAWU) and baggage handling company Equity Aviation (EA), the Union has called for a strike beginning Thursday at five leading airports. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius to fly Reunion-Rodrigues
    16 december 2003 09:44:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Mauritian national carrier Air Mauritius will on 26 December launch flights between Reunion and the autonomous Rodrigues Island, according to official sources. Full text...

  • 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...

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