African Air Transport (AFRAA) -
  • 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...

  • Report into fatal plane crash released
    24 may 2001 15:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Loss of engine power coupled with overloading resulted in an the air crash which killed 10 people shortly near Johannesburg in December 1999. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways monopolises Nairobi freight services
    21 may 2001 16:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Negotiations are almost complete for Kenya Airways (KQ) to acquire African Cargo Handling Services Limited (ACHL), its major competitor in ground aircraft and cargo handling at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA). Full text...

  • Kenyatta International Airport gets facelift
    20 may 2001 10:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways says it is spending some 200 million Kenya shillings (about 2. Full text...

  • Air France blames delayed flights on technical problems
    14 may 2001 20:38:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Air France officials in Cameroon's coastal city of Douala have explained recent flight drags as occasioned by "technical problems," the latest such flops occurring last 10 May. Full text...

  • SAA Suspends Flights to Buenos Aires
    14 may 2001 16:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) on Monday announced a temporary suspension of service to Buenos Aires with effect from 30 June 2001, due to commercial reasons. Full text...

  • Senegal's air traffic drops
    10 may 2001 21:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A 5. Full text...

  • Air Mauritania strikers resume work
    10 may 2001 17:25:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Air Mauritania's striking technical flight personnel returned to work Wednesday, at the expiry of a three-day ultimatum issued to them by management. Full text...

  • Air Mauritania orders strikers to resume work
    09 may 2001 16:34:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Air Mauritania has issued its striking technical flight personnel with an ultimatum to return to work within three days or consider themselves fired. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe launches direct flight to London
    07 may 2001 15:58:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's national airline Monday inaugurated its direct flight from London to the country's tourist resort of Victoria Falls, in a bid to boost the sagging tourism industry. Full text...

  • Kenya air traffic controllers in strike threat
    21 april 2001 13:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan air traffic controllers have issued a three-month notice to the government asking for autonomy from the civil service, failure to which they would resort to industrial action. Full text...

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