African Air Transport (AFRAA) -
  • 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...

  • 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...

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