African Air Transport (AFRAA) -
  • South Africa tests new aviation code of competition
    19 august 2002 13:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Next week's World Summit on Sustainable Development will provide South Africa the opportunity to put to test a unified set of Draft Regulations on Air Transport Services for eastern and southern African countries. Full text...

  • Weekly Cape Verde-Sao Tome flight begins in October
    19 august 2002 10:56:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- A weekly flight between Cape Verde and Sao Tome begins 27 October under a bilateral agreement signed by the airlines of the two countries over the weekend. Full text...

  • South African Airways reaches agreement with pilots, engineers
    14 august 2002 16:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Airways (SAA), South African Airways Pilots Association (SAAPA) and South African Airways Flight Engineers Association (SAAFEA), have reached an agreement after protracted talks on salary increases. Full text...

  • No reprieve for sacked Kenya Airways workers
    13 august 2002 17:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The government Tuesday ruled out the reinstatement of 32 Kenya Airways employees sacked in April over allegations of drug trafficking. Full text...

  • SAA plane denied landing in Malawi
    08 august 2002 19:03:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A South African Airways (SAA) flight was denied landing Thursday by Malawi officials at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, aviation sources said. Full text...

  • Botswana's national carrier moves closer to privatisation
    06 august 2002 21:13:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's national carrier, Air Botswana is registering impressive profit margins, ahead of plans to go private in May next year. Full text...

  • Head of Egypt Air sacked after 20 years on the job
    18 june 2002 19:45:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egypt's civil aviation minister, Ahmed Shafeeq has fired the head of Egypt Air, Mohamed Fahim Rayan, who led the state-owned aviation group for nearly 23 years, Egyptian papers reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Air Afrique staff sues colleagues for libel
    14 june 2002 19:27:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cheikh Tidiane Camara, Paris Representative of multinational carrier Air Afrique is suing the Company's staff in France for libel, his lawyer said Friday. Full text...

  • Libyan company makes maiden flight to Benin
    12 june 2002 22:29:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Libyan airline Afriqiyah Airways made a maiden Tripoli-Cotonou flight Wednesday, following an agreement between Benin and Libyan aviation authorities. Full text...

  • 15 Kenyans to undergo aviation training in Ethiopia
    11 june 2002 10:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Kenya Airways plans to send 15 trainee pilots to the flying school of the Ethiopian Airlines for a two-year piloting course, the public relations department at Ethiopian Airlines said in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Regional Airline cancels flights to Malagasy Provinces
    09 june 2002 17:47:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion's regional airline, Air Austral, has cancelled all flights to Malagasy's Administrative centres and Provinces, except the nation's capital Antananarivo, to which the flights have also been reduced, officials of the airline said at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian NGO Sues Aviation Minister Over Plane Crash
    31 may 2002 11:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A non-governmental organisation has filed a suit at the Nigerian federal high court for revocation of a panel investigating a plane crash in which 148 people were killed 4 May. Full text...

  • Expert seeks urgent repair of faulty radars in Nigeria
    23 may 2002 17:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian aviation expert has advocated the urgent repair of faulty radars at the nation's airports as part of efforts to stem the spate of air accidents in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria seeks foreign assistance to avert air crashes
    23 may 2002 10:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Following a spate of air disasters in the country recently, the Nigerian government is seeking the assistance of foreign experts to inspect all aircraft in the country, local press reports said Thursday. Full text...

  • DR Congo prepares new air navigation plan
    21 may 2002 22:51:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is preparing a new air navigation system with assistance from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), civil aviation sources said in Kinshasa Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria, South Africa Airways urged to settle rift
    29 april 2002 15:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and South Africa have directed their national airlines to resolve their differences over a failed joint venture they entered into last year on the Lagos-New York route. Full text...

  • South African Airlines adds Milan to its destinations
    11 april 2002 09:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) will beginning 1 July add Milan, Italy to its list of destinations, with departures scheduled from Johannesburg International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Full text...

  • Lagos Airport power cut disrupts flights
    09 april 2002 11:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded from Sunday night to Monday morning following a 13-hour power cut at Nigeria's main gateway, the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, local newspapers reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe airline stops DRC flights over $4 million debt
    07 april 2002 14:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- State-run Air Zimbabwe has stopped flights to DR Congo over unpaid bills amounting to 4 million US dollars by its Congolese joint venture partner, the airline's spokesman David Mwenga said Sunday in Harare. Full text...

  • Air Madagascar suspends flights
    03 april 2002 16:33:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air Madagascar has suspended all flights from Wednesday until further notice, Managing Director James Andrianalisoa, has announced. Full text...

  • Nigeria Airways to fly solo on US route
    17 march 2002 15:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national career, Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL), has decided to resume the Lagos-New York route on its own, following the collapse of a joint venture agreement between the airline and its South African counterpart, South African Airways (SAA), the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde airline to augment fleet
    12 march 2002 21:19:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde's airline, TACV, intends to purchase two Boeing aircraft in a bid to strengthen its position in the international market, informed sources in Praia have disclosed. Full text...

  • South African airline offers training in centre management
    11 march 2002 15:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA), in a joint venture with Technikon Pretoria, on Monday awarded certificates to the first batch of trainees who successfully completed a contact centre management course under the airline's Learnership programme. Full text...

  • Mayotte-Paris air-link via Nairobi envisaged for 2003
    03 march 2002 17:51:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- An air link between Mayotte and Paris via Nairobi will be opened in 2003, with the French government agreeing to extend the Mayotte airport runaway, official sources confirmed in Saint-Denis on Saturday. Full text...

  • South African Airways appoints first black captain
    27 february 2002 09:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- In another classic show of the end of the apartheid era, the South African Airways (SAA) Tuesday announced the appointment of its first black captain, Mpho Mamashela. Full text...

  • South African school kids get gist of aviation industry
    26 february 2002 17:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Pupils in the northern parts of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province are this week receiving a taste of what it is like to work in the aviation industry. Full text...

  • KLM, Kenya Airways target African routes
    26 february 2002 10:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Kenya Airways (KQ) plan to increase their routes within Africa under a joint partnership, to counter the effects of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the US, officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • South African firm ensures Concord's lighter lift off
    22 february 2002 12:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Since taking to the skies again, Concorde supersonic jets are R10 million (about $884,995 US) per year more fuel efficient, thanks to the South African company -- Aerodyne Aviation Technology. Full text...

  • Nigerian, South African Airlines Extend Pact On New York Route
    22 february 2002 11:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has extended by one year the pact between Nigeria Airways and the South African Airways on the lucrative Lagos-New York route, the daily Guardian newspaper reported Friday. Full text...

  • KLM begins cargo flights to Ethiopia in March
    18 february 2002 15:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Dutch carrier, KLM is to start cargo flights to Ethiopia from March under the December 2000 Ethio-Netherlands bilateral Air Services Agreement. Full text...

  • South Africa Airways upgrading fleet
    15 february 2002 17:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa Airways (SAA) is upgrading its fleet to boost under a programme, an official said Friday could cost the Company up to 1. Full text...

  • French airliner makes maiden flight to Algiers
    04 february 2002 21:53:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- French airline company Air Liberté made a flight to Algiers at the weekend, the first since French airliners quit the route following the hijacking in 1994 of an Air France plane by terrorists. Full text...

  • SAA flight returns to Johannesburg after Lagos explosions
    28 january 2002 09:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways says all its staff and crew on board an SAA aircraft in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were safe following a series of loud explosions near the city's airport on Sunday. Full text...

  • Direct flights to start between Nigeria, Niger
    26 january 2002 18:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Direct flights between Nigeria and neighbouring Niger are to start soon following the signing of a bilateral air services agreement between the two countries Friday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Airline Commences Operation in April
    26 january 2002 14:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS' proposed regional airline, ECO- AIR, is scheduled to commence operations in the first week of next April, the airline's co-coordination said Friday. Full text...

  • South African Airways resumes flights to Mauritius
    22 january 2002 19:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) will resume flights to Mauritius on Wednesday, two days after they were cancelled because of cyclone DINA. Full text...

  • Air Senegal Announces Flights to Paris
    17 january 2002 21:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Air Senegal International will start regular flights from Dakar to Paris on 31 March, the airline's general manager, Zouhair Mohamed El Aoufir, announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Libyan airline on Tripoli-Niamey-Ouagadougou route
    16 january 2002 22:47:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Officials of the new Libyan airline, Afriqiyah Airways have opened the Tripoli-Niamey- Ouagadougou route, saying there will be a round trip flight between Tripoli and Ouagadougou every Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Airlines beefs up aircraft fleet
    14 january 2002 21:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Airlines has started implementing its five-year plan of acquiring 14 jet airliners to beef up its fleet. Full text...

  • Nigerian GSM Craze Puts Air Travellers at Risk
    10 january 2002 17:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- "Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, please switch off your mobile telephones. Full text...

  • Nigeria Airways sacks 1,000 staffers
    03 january 2002 20:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's ailing national carrier Thursday sacked 1,000 of its staffers as part of efforts to reposition the company for privatisation, a top official of the airline said. Full text...

  • Cameroon Airlines, Air France settle dispute
    28 december 2001 21:13:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Reports from the coastal city of Douala say Air France has accepted to compensate Cameroon Airlines (CAMAIR) for grounding the latter's plane in Paris, adding that it was thanks to the agreement that an Air France plane grounded in Douala was finally released Wednesday. Full text...

  • South African airlines contemplate consolidation
    12 december 2001 17:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways, South African Express Airways and South African Airlink are holding exploratory talks for the consolidation of their services and possible merger of the two feeder airlines. Full text...

  • Cape Verdean Airline Extends Operation In West Africa
    12 december 2001 10:07:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde's airline TACV is preparing to take over some of the West African destinations which used to be served by Sabena Belgian airline and Air Afrique. Full text...

  • South African Airways voted top airline in Africa
    12 december 2001 08:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways has beaten 65 formidable competitors and walked off with two prestigious awards in the airline industry. Full text...

  • Air Austral to embark on long-range aircraft
    10 december 2001 23:30:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air Austral, the unique air company of Reunion, has decided during a supervisory board meeting to double its capital so as to embark on long-range air travel, MATERA, the sub-regional agency announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Eyadema decries poor management of Air Afrique
    10 december 2001 10:23:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- President Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo has decried the poor management of Air Afrique, saying managers "lacked rigour" and overstaffed the company with 4,000 employees though it flew just nine aircrafts. Full text...

  • New Libyan airline makes maiden flight in Niamey
    06 december 2001 20:01:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Libya's airline, Afriqiyah, made a maiden flight to Niamey this week, the government daily Le Sahel reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya-launched airline honours African Union
    03 december 2001 17:40:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A new airline company, Afriqiyah, was MSG105G/01 launched Sunday night in Libya with a Boeing 737-400 making a Tripoli-Khartoum-Tripoli flight with 75 passengers on board, most of them Sudanese. Full text...

  • Moroccan government to restructure airline
    28 november 2001 16:47:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan government pledged Tuesday to restructure the national airline, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) by injecting 38 million US dollars into its capital over the next three years, an official source said. Full text...

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