African Air Transport (AFRAA) -
  • South African Airways resumes flights to Kinshasa
    05 november 2001 11:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways on Sunday resumed flights between Johannesburg and Kinshasa in DR Congo following a three-year absence. Full text...

  • Airline executive laments poor Reunion traffic
    31 october 2001 21:01:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion's Air Austral board chairman Gerard Etheve Tuesday bemoaned low traffic between the Indian Ocean island and east and southern Africa, blaming the situation visa problems. Full text...

  • Govt. fires Air Namibia Board
    31 october 2001 19:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian government Wednesday announced the dismissal of the Board of Directors of the loss-making national carrier, Air Namibia, along with its Malaysian Managing Director, Muhamed Ahmed. Full text...

  • Wade optimistic about the future of Air Afrique
    25 october 2001 07:52:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has expressed optimism about the future of multinational airline Air Afrique, saying that African financial institutions are willing to help the Company overcome its difficult financial situation. Full text...

  • Official defends anti-corruption probe at Air Mauritius
    23 october 2001 13:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth has defended the ongoing probe at Air Mauritius, rocked by a financial scandal. Full text...

  • South African Airways announces major cuts
    23 october 2001 12:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways has begun a series of cost-cutting measures, including the streamlining of the airline's managers by between 20 to 30 percent, a move expected to affect 200 managers. Full text...

  • Ethiopia hosts airport-planning workshop
    22 october 2001 21:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At least 25 experts from 15 eastern and southern African states as well as Egypt are attending a five-day airport planning, design and maintenance workshop, which opened in Addis Ababa Monday. Full text...

  • Khalifa Airways to launch Algiers-Johannesburg service
    20 october 2001 20:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Private airliner Khalifa Airways, plans to launch its Algiers-Johannesburg (South Africa) service before the end of the year, Company officials said Saturday. Full text...

  • Govt Bars Arms On Planes
    18 october 2001 10:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has banned travellers from carrying arms on board domestic commercial flights. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius ex-CEO and wife charged with embezzlement
    17 october 2001 23:16:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Elahe Tirvengadum, spouse of Air Mauritius former general manager appeared in court on Wednesday on charges of misappropriating 1. Full text...

  • Bissau Airport resume partial operation
    17 october 2001 20:21:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's Osvaldo Vieira Airport destroyed during the country's 1998 political crisis, began skeletal operations Wednesday, official sources said. Full text...

  • Stakeholders discuss security on aircraft
    17 october 2001 17:31:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Stakeholders in the aviation sector in Namibia on Wednesday held a one-day meeting to discuss safety and security, following the 11 September terrorist attacks on New York and Washington that have resulted in uncertainty in global air transport. Full text...

  • Kenyan pilots lobby for increased security
    16 october 2001 11:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In the wake of threats from terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden aimed at the aviation industry, Kenyan pilots are lobbying for increased security in their cabins. Full text...

  • Bissau, Cape Verde Airlines sign co-operation protocol
    12 october 2001 14:16:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Authorities in Guinea Bissau Thursday signed an agreement with Cape Verde Airlines TACV for flights between Bissau and Brazil, beginning 8 December. Full text...

  • Lufthansa increases flights to South Africa
    11 october 2001 07:56:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- German airline, Lufthansa announced Wednesday that it would be operating three additional weekly flights to South Africa from 1 December. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius sacks Director
    10 october 2001 14:17:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Fraud scandal-hit Air Mauritius has sacked its Director of Legal and International Affairs Vijay Poonoosamy, for failing to notify management of malpractice in the Company. Full text...

  • Aviation group seeks Bill banning arms in airplanes
    08 october 2001 18:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the wake of last weekend's accidental gun discharge that rocked a commercial aircraft about to take off from Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, a local aviation safety body has called for a Bill prohibiting arms on board civil airliners. Full text...

  • Lufthansa resumes flights to Khartoum Tuesday
    07 october 2001 11:23:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The German Airline Lufthansa will resume normal flights to Khartoum on Tuesday after a three-week suspension following the 11 September terrorist attacks in the US, the company's Khartoum office said Sunday in a press release. Full text...

  • Air Botswana expands domestic network
    04 october 2001 18:58:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Air Botswana has expanded its domestic services, adding three more routes to its network. Full text...

  • Woman gets top aviation post
    03 october 2001 07:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Government has appointed Monhla Hlahla chief executive officer of the Airports Company of South Africa. Full text...

  • 700 million dollars for SudanAir insurance
    26 september 2001 16:40:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan has set aside 700 million US dollars for the insurance of its national carrier Sudan Airways, according to Finance Minister Abdulrahim Hamdi. Full text...

  • Ageing women fly single engine plane from US to South Africa
    25 september 2001 15:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Two South African women in their mid-sixties Monday flew in a single-engine plane from the US into Lanseria airport in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Police chief deplores chaos at Maya Maya airport
    21 september 2001 16:37:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's director general of police, Colonel Jean François Denguet, was upset to find the country's main international airport disorderly when he made a surprise visit to the complex Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways in maiden flight to Accra
    17 september 2001 21:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kenya Airways Monday operated its maiden flight to the Kotoka International Airport in Accra as part of its route expansion programme. Full text...

  • Troubled Air Afrique gets new DG
    16 september 2001 16:27:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Marcel Mensah Kodjo of Togo, was Sunday appointed Director-General of the troubled multinational airline Air Afrique, Company sources said in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan. Full text...

  • New York airports shut down again
    14 september 2001 16:01:00
    New York- United States (PANA) -- New York area airports have been shut down again after being reopened for a few hours Thursday in the aftermath of Tuesday's terror attacks in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • South African Airways stays resumption of US flights
    14 september 2001 08:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways has reversed an earlier decision to resume flights to Atlanta and New York. Full text...

  • South African Airways resumes flights to US
    13 september 2001 16:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways Thursday lifted its two-day suspension of flights to and from the US following Tuesday's terror attacks in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • South African women fly high
    10 september 2001 17:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African female pilots, making their mark on the aviation industry, have chalked up another first. Full text...

  • Technical hitch forces Egypt Air flight to land
    04 september 2001 18:39:00
    Kano- Nigeria (PANA) -- An Egypt Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers from Cairo to Abidjan in Cote d'Ivoire, was forced to land at the Aminu Kano International Airport in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, Tuesday due to a "technical hitch," aviation sources said. Full text...

  • "Khalifa" airline to extend flights to the Sahel
    03 september 2001 21:24:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Company officials have hinted that the private airline, "Khalifa Airways", would extend its international flights to African countries of the Sahel. Full text...

  • Paper alleges cover up of Lagos plane crash
    02 september 2001 17:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's privately-owned "Thisday" newspaper has alleged a cover-up of a non-fatal crash involving a plane owned by a local airline, Chrome Air, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos. Full text...

  • British Firm to promote SudanAir privatisation
    29 august 2001 16:26:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- British firm Arthur Anderson, has been selected to promote the privatisation of Sudan Airways, a senior Sudanese official announced in Khartoum Wednesday. Full text...

  • Bird strike aborts Virgin Atlantic flight
    29 august 2001 14:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Virgin Atlantic's Lagos-London flight was aborted shortly before take-off last Friday, after a bird went into one of the engines of the Boeing 747-200 aircraft, an official of the airline said in Lagos Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria Airways workers continue protest
    20 august 2001 18:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Armed policemen fired canisters of tear gas to disperse protesting Nigeria Airways workers Monday, while security was stepped up at the country's two Aviation Ministry parastatals whose chief executives were fired by the government Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria Airways workers continue protest
    17 august 2001 16:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Protest by workers of the Nigeria Airways, which has been prevented from resuming flights on the Lagos-London route by the British government, continued in Lagos Friday, with Britain insisting its action was based on safety concerns. Full text...

  • Nigeria Airways, SAA exploring new areas of co-operation
    06 august 2001 18:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Building on the success of their five-month-old joint venture agreement on the lucrative Lagos-New York route, Nigeria Airways Ltd (NAL) and the South African Airways (SAA) are exploring new areas of co-operation, according to an SAA official. Full text...

  • South African Airways recruits Argentinean pilots
    01 august 2001 19:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways has recruited 24 Argentinean pilots on a temporary contract to relieve its crew who are undergoing an intensive "conversion" training to fly Boeing 737-800 planes. Full text...

  • Airline Virgin Up To Good Start In Nigeria
    27 july 2001 17:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- British airline Virgin Atlantic says it is enjoying a good patronage in Nigeria, some 10 days after it started operating in Africa's most-populous nation. Full text...

  • Airports company increases operating revenue
    26 july 2001 10:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Airports Company South Africa Limited said it increased its operating profit by 26. Full text...

  • Experts meet on ECOWAS Air Company, Shipping Line
    25 july 2001 22:06:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Sixty experts in communication, transport and tourism from the 15-nation ECOWAS, began a meeting Wednesday in Cotonou on the memorandum for the establishment of a private Air Company and a Shipping Line for the region. Full text...

  • Air Namibia battles for survival
    16 july 2001 14:01:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Even in advanced countries such as the US and Britain, airline business has been and is still unpredictable. Full text...

  • Helderberg victim relatives want new recording analysis
    13 july 2001 11:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Relatives of the victims of the Helderberg plane disaster have appealed to South Africa's Transport Minister Dullah Omar, to institute an independent analysis of the plane's cockpit voice recorder. Full text...

  • Kenya to revamp its aviation industry
    06 july 2001 15:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Transport and Communications Ministry Friday announced plans to revamp the country's aviation industry to promote inter-African transportation. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways Receive Second Boeing 767-300 ER
    26 june 2001 20:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways Monday received its second state-of-the-arts 767-300 ER passenger plane at the Moi International Airport in the coastal town of Mombasa, the local press reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Lufthansa suspends flights to Abidjan
    20 june 2001 20:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The German airline company, Lufthansa would suspend its two weekly flights between Frankfurt and Abidjan beginning 1 July, aviation sources announced Wednesday in Abidjan without giving reasons. Full text...

  • Air Maroc orders 4 Airbuses
    19 june 2001 11:34:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Royal Air Maroc (RAM) Monday signed a contract with French Airbus for the purchase of four Airbus-A321 aircraft at a ceremony in France, the Moroccan National Airline said in a statement. Full text...

  • KLM expands service to South Africa
    12 june 2001 14:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Tuesday said it would soon introduce two additional weekly flights between Amsterdam and Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Female pilot gets top aviation post
    31 may 2001 09:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The empowerment of women, particularly black women, remains a priority for the South African government, transport minister Dullah Omar said following the appointment of Sakhile Nyoni as new general manager of operations for the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority. Full text...

  • Ministers to discuss Air Afrique crisis next week
    30 may 2001 14:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Finance and transport ministers from countries which own Air Afrique are to meet in Abidjan on 5 and 6 June to discuss measures of salvaging the ailing multinational airline. Full text...

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