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  • Johannesburg court rejects appeal by airport security firm
    28 november 2001 15:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Johannesburg High Court Tuesday dismissed an urgent application by Khuselani Security and Risk Management firm to delay the cancellation of its contract with Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). Full text...

  • Nigerian Minister Says One Killed In Cargo Plane Crash
    28 november 2001 12:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Aviation Minister, Kema Chikwe, has said only one person was killed in Tuesday's plane crash in the south-eastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius begins flights to Dubai 22 January
    26 november 2001 13:42:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian national carrier, Air Mauritius will fly to Dubai beginning 22 January, officials announced Monday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Sudan, South Africa Cooperate in Aviation
    22 november 2001 18:05:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese ministry of Aviation has concluded a cooperation agreement with its South African counterpart. Full text...

  • Nigeria Airways returns to Lagos-London route
    20 november 2001 15:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After a three-month delay and a fault-start, Nigeria Airways Tuesday returned to the lucrative Lagos-London route, with a plane it leased from a UK-based airline zooming off from Abuja enroute London. Full text...

  • South African Airways launches lie-flat seats
    15 november 2001 08:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways has unveiled its latest state-of-the-art product: lie-flat seats for travellers on its 747 jets. Full text...

  • South African Airways resumes normal flights to New York
    13 november 2001 17:13:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) flights from Johannesburg to New York are running as scheduled despite the crash near John F. Full text...

  • South African Airways resumes normal flights to New York
    13 november 2001 16:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) flights from Johannesburg to New York are running as scheduled following Monday's crash near John F. Full text...

  • Ivorian Swissair employees challenge dismissal
    12 november 2001 22:41:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Thirty-two employees collectively dismissed, as Swissair-Abidjan closed shop, are challenging the procedure used to retrench them, union sources said in the Ivorian capital at the weekend. Full text...

  • Pretoria monitors developments on US plane crash
    12 november 2001 19:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Government officials in Pretoria say they are in close contact with South Africa's mission in New York following the plane crash near John F Kennedy International Airport on Monday. Full text...

  • Botswana loses bid to host International Air Traffic meeting
    09 november 2001 19:08:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana has lost to Nigeria, a bid to host the 13th Africa and Middle East annual regional meeting of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA). Full text...

  • Nigeria Airways flies into turbulence again
    07 november 2001 12:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- About two months after British Aviation Authorities withdrew the permission from Nigeria Airways to return to the lucrative Lagos-London route, the national carrier has flown into more trouble with bailiffs seeking to seize its property on the orders of a Lagos Court. Full text...

  • Cameroon Airlines proposes to help troubled Air Afrique
    07 november 2001 08:21:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national airline (CAMAIR) would propose to help the multinational airline company, Air Afrique, overcome its current crisis, CAMAIR's general manager, Yves-Michel Fotso, has announced. Full text...

  • 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...

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