African Air Transport (AFRAA) -
  • South Africa elected to world aviation governing body
    01 april 2003 09:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa was elected Tuesday into the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), marking a historic return to the 36-member governing body of the organisation after apartheid-run South Africa was ousted from the Council in the 1960s. Full text...

  • UEMOA carriers discuss harmonisation of air tariffs
    28 march 2003 12:10:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The permanent council of air carriers (CPTA) within the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is meeting here to harmonise tariffs and adopt an action plan. Full text...

  • South African Airways cancels part of its New York flights
    27 march 2003 12:46:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled 16 out of 60 flights to and from New York in April because of low demand possibly linked to the war in Iraq, the airline disclosed Thursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia to host African aircraft maintenance conference
    07 march 2003 18:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopia Airlines will 9-11 March host the 12th annual Conference on Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MOR) in Africa organised by the African Aviation Magazine. Full text...

  • Death toll from Algerian plane crash revised downward
    07 march 2003 17:55:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian civil aviation authorities have stated that 101 people were killed when an Air Algerie Boeing 737-200 passenger plane crashed Thursday during take-off at Tamanrasset airport, 2,000 km south of Algiers. Full text...

  • Poor visibility forces flight cancellations in Cape Verde
    03 march 2003 22:33:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Poor visibility following a dust haze from the Sahara forced Cape Verde airline TACV to cancel flights at the weekend within the archipelago, company sources indicated Monday. Full text...

  • Air passenger traffic down 17.5 percent in Tunisia
    19 february 2003 21:03:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Air passenger traffic in Tunisia declined 17. Full text...

  • Ghana to build two new airports
    19 february 2003 20:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana is to develop two new international airports, Roads and Transport Minister Richard Anane said in Accra Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cyclone forces cancellation of South African flights to Mauritius
    13 february 2003 07:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) Thursday announced it had cancelled flights to and from Mauritius due to a cyclone approaching the island. Full text...

  • ADB president appraises project at Addis Ababa Airport
    22 january 2003 19:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The President of the African Development Bank (ADB) commended the advanced technology of the newly constructed passenger terminal and runway expansion project at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian aviation ministry disowns US airline deal
    21 january 2003 11:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation has dissociated itself from the proposed scheduled flights to the country by US airlines World Airways, saying it had not given any approval for the company to operate in the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe gets new cargo airline
    16 january 2003 18:40:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A new cargo airline was inaugurated in Zimbabwe Thursday, which company officials said would service mainly regional and international routes. Full text...

  • Approach lights stolen from Cape Town International Airport
    15 january 2003 12:50:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Approach lights have been stolen from Cape Town International Airport, with airport manager Monwabisi Kalawe suspecting they might have been exported by a syndicate for sale to foreign airports. Full text...

  • Namibia denies two South African airlines landing rights
    13 january 2003 17:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Namibian government has barred two South African airlines from using the Eros airport in Windhoek, in a move pundits see as aimed at shielding the ailing national carrier, Air Namibia from competition. Full text...

  • South Africa releases impounded Swissair plane
    07 january 2003 17:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has decided to release a Swissair aircraft impounded at the Johannesburg International airport because the owners had failed to pay service fees, airport officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • South African Airways begins flying to Dakar
    07 january 2003 13:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) launched its inaugural flight from Johannesburg to Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US airlines announces flights to Nigeria
    07 january 2003 11:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- US Airlines World Airways Incorporated has announced that it will commence non-stop passenger flights to Nigeria under a 22 million-dollar agreement signed with the Atlanta-based Ritetime Aviation and Travel Services. Full text...

  • British Rolls Royce secures $200 million deal with SAA
    06 january 2003 18:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- British firm Rolls-Royce announced on Monday that it had secured a 200 million-US-dollar aircraft servicing agreement with the South African Airways (SAA). Full text...

  • Nigerian private airline resumes operation after crash
    03 january 2003 13:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- One of Nigeria's private domestic airlines, EAS, resumed operations Thursday, eight months after the crash of its BAC 1-11 plane in the northern city of Kano that killed dozens of passengers and forced the federal government to ban the aircraft type. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways acquires new Boeing aircraft
    03 january 2003 10:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways has acquired a third Boeing 737-700 type plane, with 116-passenger capacity. Full text...

  • Libyan Airways schedules flights to El Fashir, Sudan
    31 december 2002 12:34:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Libyan Airways has scheduled flights from the southern city of el Kufra to Sudan's western city of el Fashir beginning 15 January, Khartoum sources confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Reunion air passenger traffic doubles in ten years
    27 december 2002 20:15:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Passenger traffic has in the last ten years doubled at Reunion's two international airports of Saint Denis and Saint Pierre, with a study showing the figures up from 816,000 passengers in 1990 to more than 1. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe offers incentives to African airlines
    19 december 2002 09:29:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean aviation authorities have offered tax and other incentives to African airlines to lure them to fly into the country to boost tourism. Full text...

  • Ethiopia seeks air transport liberalisation agreements
    16 december 2002 13:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is negotiating with COMESA, other African and a few European countries to liberalise air routes within the framework of the Yamoussoukro Agreement, the authority said at the weekend. Full text...

  • ASECNA board meets in Dakar
    12 december 2002 23:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Board of Directors of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) began meeting Thursday at the Dakar headquarters of the organisation. Full text...

  • Authorities step up security at South African airports
    12 december 2002 16:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Security has been stepped up at South African airports in anticipation of more than five million passengers to and from the country during the Christmas season. Full text...

  • Government uncovers $400 million-dollar fraud at Nigeria Airways
    11 december 2002 20:14:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has uncovered over $400 million fraud at the ailing Nigeria Airways between 1983 and 1999. Full text...

  • South Africa gets new hi-tech centre for trainee pilots
    05 december 2002 18:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A new hi-tech training centre for student pilots has been opened at Port Elizabeth Airport in South Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Airlines suspends flights to Tel Aviv
    04 december 2002 09:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian Airlines has announced the suspension of all flights to Tel Aviv, Israel effective Tuesday. Full text...

  • South African Airways, Air Tanzania seal $20-million deal
    03 december 2002 19:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) and Air Tanzania, have struck a partnership deal worth 20 million US dollars, officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • ASECNA, Algerian counterpart sign cooperation pact
    01 december 2002 15:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African and Malagasy Aviation Security Agency (ASECNA) has signed an agreement with Algeria's national air navigation authority (ENNA) in a move to strengthen cooperation between both organisations. Full text...

  • ASECNA Flight Information Centre opens in Nouakchott
    24 november 2002 19:24:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian Minister of Equipment, Diabira Bakari, Sunday launched in Nouakchott, a Flight Information Centre (SIV), part of the 10 slated for some member countries of the Dakar-based Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA). Full text...

  • SAA, BA bid for stakes in Air Malawi
    20 november 2002 19:32:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) and British Airways (BA) have submitted bids for Malawi's equities in ailing national carrier, Air Malawi. Full text...

  • Air Madagascar rescue plan makes headlines
    16 november 2002 16:59:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The plan adopted Thursday to rescue ailing Air Madagascar by a majority of its 139 creditors owed some 34 million US dollars, has continued to make headlines in the country. Full text...

  • UEMOA air companies meet in Ouagadougou Thursday
    13 november 2002 20:31:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A forum of air companies of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) zone will meet in Ouagadougou Thursday and Friday to strengthen cooperation between their firms and financing institutions in order to service the zone better, official sources have said. Full text...

  • Nigerian air traffic controllers' strike grounds flights
    12 november 2002 10:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Flight operations at Nigerian airports were grounded for several hours Monday following an unscheduled strike by the country's air traffic controllers. Full text...

  • Belgian airline to launch direct flights to South Africa
    08 november 2002 09:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Belgian airline Sobelair, is to introduce Brussels-Johannesburg direct flights from 26 November, a travel agency said. Full text...

  • Ministerial Committee happy with ASECNA's performance
    07 november 2002 08:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Andre Toby Kotazo, President of the supervising Ministerial Committee of the Agency for the Security of Air Transportation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), has expressed satisfaction with the financial performance of the Dakar-based Agency. Full text...

  • British Airways turns to Africa after 11 September attacks
    04 november 2002 18:29:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- British Airways which lost millions of pounds and laid off thousands of workers following the terror attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001, has turned to Africa to open its first new international route. Full text...

  • British Airways/Comair renews contract with South African Airways
    30 october 2002 19:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- British Airways/Comair, a competitor of South African Airways (SAA), on Wednesday renewed its aircraft maintenance contract with SAA Technical for another five years in a deal worth 100 million dollars. Full text...

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines resumes Tripoli-Jeddah flight
    30 october 2002 17:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight arrived in Tripoli from Jeddah Wednesday, marking the resumption of flights between Libya and Saudi Arabia after an eight-year suspension. Full text...

  • Aviation fuel scarcity hits main Nigerian airport
    30 october 2002 12:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Hundreds of travellers were stranded Tuesday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos due to inadequate aviation fuel supplies at Nigeria's main gateway. Full text...

  • South African Airways adds new flight to London
    29 october 2002 09:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has added another flight on the Johannesburg-London route, raising to three a day the number of flights to London. Full text...

  • South African govt funds training of flight test engineers
    21 october 2002 11:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Five flight test engineers, four of whom are from historically disadvantaged communities, will be trained by the military group Denel after South Africa's Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) granted more than 1. Full text...

  • More South African Airways flights to Kinshasa
    20 october 2002 16:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) Sunday announced that it is increasing its flights to Kinshasa from two to three a week. Full text...

  • Somalia Resumes Civil Aviation Control
    12 october 2002 17:38:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's Ministry of Air and Land Transport has reopened the Civil Aviation Authority, closed down seven years ago when the UN pulled out of the war-torn country. Full text...

  • Somalia's civil aviation authority resumes business
    12 october 2002 15:02:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's Civil Aviation Authority has officially resumed its activities after a seven-year closure. Full text...

  • British Airways to open Angolan route
    10 october 2002 11:54:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- British Airways has announced the launching of flights to Angola, the official Angolan news agency reported Thursday. Full text...

  • South African aviation firm set on the high ground
    09 october 2002 19:41:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- National Airways and Finance Corporation (NAC) of South Africa Wednesday announced it had concluded negotiations for acquisition of 43 Air School, a leading pilot academy based in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape province. Full text...

  • Ethiopian airport terminal gets computerised international link
    07 october 2002 18:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The French communication and information outfit SITA is finalising the installation of a computerised system that would hook Ethiopia's new Bole International Airport terminal to the global network. Full text...

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