African Air Transport (AFRAA) -
  • 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...

  • Kenya Airways increases Addis Ababa-Nairobi flights
    05 october 2002 17:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Kenya Airways is to increase flights from Addis Ababa to Nairobi from four to six times a week, Area Manager Emmanuel Chepkonga hinted Saturday. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Sudan Airlines Team Up
    04 october 2002 11:22:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Tunis Air has leased two of its aircraft to Sudan Airways under a recent agreement by which it became a strategic partner of the latter. Full text...

  • Nigerian Aviation minister defends deal with British Company
    26 september 2002 19:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Aviation minister, Kema Chikwe, Thursday defended a controversial joint venture agreement between government and the British Airwing Aerospace, for a new airline (Air Nigeria) to replace the ailing Nigeria Airways. Full text...

  • EIB loans Cape Verde 20 million Euros
    25 september 2002 22:55:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Investment Bank has announced a 20 million euro loan to Cape Verde for improvement of airport facilities and air traffic control system on Sal Island. Full text...

  • Ivorian Minister on regional tour for New Air Afrique
    13 september 2002 17:03:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Transport Minister Marcel Amon Tanoh, is on tour of 10 African countries, which along with Cote d'Ivoire, owned the defunct Air Afrique, to discuss the creation of a new airline, official sources said in Abidjan Friday. Full text...

  • Nigerian aviation workers on strike
    13 september 2002 13:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian aviation workers began a "warning strike" Friday to protest the planned privatisation of the national carrier, Nigeria Airways Ltd (NAL), and unpaid salaries. Full text...

  • Air Seychelles allays fears on flight safety
    12 september 2002 23:09:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air Seychelles has reassured travellers of safety on board its aircraft saying the crew are well trained to deal with would-be hijackers. Full text...

  • South African Airways introduces flights to Addis Ababa
    12 september 2002 10:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has announced a new service to Addis Ababa beginning 27 October, with direct flights from Johannesburg to the Ethiopian capital on Wednesdays and Sundays and from Addis Ababa on Mondays and Thursdays. Full text...

  • South African Airways begins Dakar flights in January
    11 september 2002 10:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) will begin twice weekly flights to New York via Dakar, Senegal, from 7 January 2003, officials of the airline said Wednesday. Full text...

  • British Airways, Angolan Airlines strike deal on new route
    10 september 2002 21:40:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola Airlines (Taag) and British Airways Tuesday signed an agreement in Luanda to start weekly flights on the Luanda-London route from November. Full text...

  • South African Airways schedule unaffected by crash anniversary
    10 september 2002 16:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) flights to the United States and other countries would be operating as scheduled on September 11, sources affirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde, South Africa airport authorities sign agreement
    05 september 2002 16:32:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdean Airports and Air Safety Authority (ASA) and the Airport Company of South Africa (ACSA) have signed a protocol on cooperation in various areas of common interest. Full text...

  • South African Airways jumbo experiences engine failure
    29 august 2002 12:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African Airways (SAA) 747 aircraft, which was flying to Frankfurt, Germany returned to Johannesburg International Airport when one of its four engines stalled after take-off Thursday morning. Full text...

  • 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...

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