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  • Investigations to begin on Nigerian cargo plane accident in Ghana
    03 june 2012 08:22:27
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Investigations are expected to commence immediately on the cause of Saturday night's accident involving a Nigerian Cargo plane at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra that led to the death of 10 people in a bus. Full text...

  • Turkish Airline begins Rwanda flights
    16 may 2012 22:47:40
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Turkish airline on Wednesday inaugurated its flights to Rwanda with a Boeing 747-800 from Istanbul. Full text...

  • ASECNA, ICAO sign technical assistance pact
    16 may 2012 11:47:26
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have signed a technical assistance agreement under which the agency will acquire material for air traffic management at the cost of FCFA 25 billion (US$50 million). Full text...

  • Rwanda's national carrier to operate direct flights to Johannesburg
    11 may 2012 19:25:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The national carrier Rwandair Express announced Friday the launch of direct flights to Johannesburg starting 10 June. Full text...

  • Nigerian aviation officials dismiss bomb scare at main airport
    09 may 2012 09:50:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The bomb scare at Nigeria's main gateway Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Tuesday night was a hoax, the country's aviation authorities have said. Full text...

  • Eritrean national carrier launches Cape Town route
    08 may 2012 11:36:23
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - National carrier Eritrean Airlines has launched its Cape Town route, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria delays sanctioning foreign airlines over alleged fare imbalance
    26 april 2012 11:46:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's aviation authorities have said they will not implement their decision to ban foreign airlines operating in Nigeria, but has yet to stop alleged disparity in air fares, until the outcome of the probe by the Senate. Full text...

  • 'Air Nigeria' to resume London flights soon
    16 april 2012 08:53:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Air Nigeria, a privately-owned Nigerian flag carrier, is due to resume its flights on the lucrative Lagos-London route soon, according to spokesman Sam Ogbogoro. Full text...

  • ASECNA signs air safety agreement with South Sudan
    12 april 2012 20:31:19
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Agency for Air Traffic Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) and the government of South Sudan on Wednesday signed a partnership and assistance agreement in Juba, the South Sudan capital, in the field of air safety. Full text...

  • Domestic air fares may go up in Nigeria over rising fuel costs
    12 april 2012 15:36:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Domestic airlines in Nigeria may hike their fares following an increase in the price of aviation fuel, called JET A1. Full text...

  • 'We will protect Nigerians against exploitation by foreign airlines'
    12 april 2012 12:39:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As the 30-day ultimatum issued to foreign airlines plying the Nigerian route to end their fare disparity or risk a ban approaches, Nigerian aviation officials have ratcheted up their rhetoric, saying they are ready to fight to the end to stop fare disparity. Full text...

  • Nigeria launches process to migrate to satellite-based air navigation system
    10 april 2012 10:31:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two foreign airlines at the weekend successfully participated in Nigeria's test-run of a new approach, in its attempt to migrate from terrestrial air navigation to a satellite-based navigation system, known as Performance-Based Navigation (PBN), the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria repeats 30-day warning to foreign airlines over fare disparity
    09 april 2012 16:06:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has repeated its 30-day ultimatum to foreign airlines flying the Nigerian route to end their fare disparity or face a ban. Full text...

  • Air Tanzania plane crashes on domestic flight
    09 april 2012 12:16:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - An Air Tanzania plane crashed early Monday while taking off from a domestic airport in Kigoma, in the Western port town on Lake Tanganyika, but there was no fatality, according to official reports. Full text...

  • Morocco to be platform for aircraft industry sub-contracting in Africa
    05 april 2012 20:59:30
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The head of the Moroccan government, Abdelilah Benkirane, has expressed his country’s willingness and determination to be a platform for aircraft industry sub-contracting on a continental scale. Full text...

  • MPs back Nigerian govt ultimatum to foreign airlines on discriminatory fares
    03 april 2012 09:16:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian parliamentarians have expressed their support for the government's ultimatum to foreign airlines to end the discriminatory fares they charge on the Nigerian route or quit. Full text...

  • US grants Ghana US$322,560 for Air Traffic Control centre design
    31 march 2012 11:13:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has granted US$322,560 to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to help create design documents for the construction of the Air Traffic Control Centre at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra. Full text...

  • Angola's national carrier, Boeing sign US$600m aircraft deal
    29 march 2012 11:23:02
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola's national carrier TAAG and US aerospace and defence corporation Boeing have signed a US$600 million agreement for the purchase of three brand new aircraft. Full text...

  • Korongo Airlines to begin flights on 18 April
    28 march 2012 22:02:47
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – DR Congo's private airline, Korongo Airlines, financed by Brussels Airlines and the Belgian industrial group Forrest International (GFI), will take off on 16 April with domestic flights, a statement from the airline made available to the press on Wednesday said in Brussels. Full text...

  • Britain vows retaliation if Nigeria bans airlines
    27 march 2012 08:35:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The British Government has vowed to retaliate in kind if Nigeria makes good its threat to ban British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic (VA), among others, over discriminatory fares which Nigerians are being made to pay. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt issues ultimatum to foreign airlines on fares (correcting fine imposed on BA, VA)
    26 march 2012 09:21:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has given all foreign airlines operating in the country a 30-day ultimatum to end the discriminatory practice that sees Nigerian passengers paying higher fares than other passengers in West Africa. Full text...

  • Tanzania moves to revamp aviation industry
    21 march 2012 14:39:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian and foreign aviation experts on Wednesday began a two-day meeting here aimed at recommending measures that will enable this East African country to revamp its aviation industry. Full text...

  • Power surge shuts down operations at major airport in Nigeria
    14 march 2012 09:24:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - All in-bound flights were diverted to other airports while flights scheduled to take off were cancelled on Tuesday night after a power surge damaged the Air Field Lighting (AFL), including taxi and runway lights, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cape Town Airport best in Africa
    09 march 2012 12:31:35
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Cape Town International Airport has been awarded the Best Airport in Africa by the Airports Council International (ACI) in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) global awards. Full text...

  • Nigerian airline Arik Air resumes flights to SA
    04 march 2012 09:34:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's wholly-owned largest airline Arik Air has resumed flights to South Africa, a day after it announced the suspension of its flights along the lucrative Lagos-Johannesburg route over a Yellow Fever vaccination documentation row. Full text...

  • Nigerian airline suspends flights to SA over yellow fever vaccination row
    03 march 2012 11:21:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's largest airline, Arik Air, has suspended its flights to South Africa, after 50 of its passengers were deported back to Nigeria on Friday for alleged failure to provide genuine yellow fever vaccination documentation. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius posts 20.9-million-euro loss
    14 february 2012 18:01:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian airlines, Air Mauritius, on Tuesday announced losses of up to 20.9 million euros for the first nine months of the current financial year, as against profits amounting to 5.3 million euros for the first nine months of the preceding year. Full text...

  • Nigerian panel sets aside US$235m fine against British Airways, Virgin Atlantic
    10 february 2012 09:43:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A judicial appeal panel has set aside the US$235 million fines slammed on two British Airlines for allegedly colluding to fix prices and engage in other unethical practices. Full text...

  • Minister orders probe of airport blackout in Nigeria
    10 february 2012 08:58:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Minister of Power Barth Nnaji has ordered an investigation into the blackout which occurred at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the capital city of Abuja on Thursday morning. Full text...

  • Kibaki opens Kenya's third international airport
    02 february 2012 20:36:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Mwai Kibaki on Thursday officially opened the expanded Kisumu International Airport and reassured Kenyans of the government developing various modes of transport to spur economic activities in the country. Full text...

  • Emirates airline opens office in Nouakchott
    31 january 2012 22:36:30
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Emirates airline on Tuesday opened an office in Nouakchott, Mauritania, to contribute to promote and develop business and tourism within the framework of the strong ancient ties between Mauritania and the United Arab Emirates, the airline's regional director, Ernest Dikoum said. Full text...

  • Nigerian regulator threatens to ground distressed airlines
    31 january 2012 08:29:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is currently carrying out a financial audit of two of the country's domestic airlines and may ground them if necessary. Full text...

  • Boko Haram: Experts want security tightened at Nigeria airports
    24 january 2012 15:31:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian aviation experts Tuesday called for tighter security at the nation's airports to forestall possible attacks by the Islamic sect Boko Haram, which has killed 935 people in attacks across northern Nigeria in the past two and a half years. Full text...

  • AviAssist Foundation seeks nominations for African Aviator Award
    21 january 2012 17:41:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The London-based AviAssist Foundation has called for nominations for the African Aviator Award, a statement said on Saturday. Full text...

  • South African Airways launches direct flight to Burundi
    18 january 2012 21:04:56
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The South African Airways (SAA) Tuesday launched a direct flight between Johannesburg and Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, the deputy-director of the Burundi’s aeronautic services, Emmanuel Habimana, told journalists here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • African airlines agree to US$ 1.5 billion jet fuel deal
    13 january 2012 19:18:35
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Nine of Africa’s biggest airlines have launched a joint fuel project, steered by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), to cut the high cost of jet fuel by earning the benefits of bulk fuel procurement, the airlines body said Friday. Full text...

  • Nigerian regulators allay fears over alleged kerosene-for-aviation fuel saga
    23 december 2011 08:33:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has allayed fears over the alleged conversion of domestic kerosene into aviation fuel by some unscrupulous oil marketers.. Full text...

  • Nigerian regulators investigate alleged adulteration of aviation fuel
    22 december 2011 10:10:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has initiated a probe into the published allegation that some oil marketers in the country were selling Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) to airlines in Nigeria as aviation fuel. Full text...

  • Ghana Air Force takes delivery of Airbus
    16 december 2011 20:32:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghana Air Force has taken delivery of an Airbus aircraft to augment its fleet, the Ghana Armed Forces announced on Friday. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe suspends flights to SA
    16 december 2011 10:40:46
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's troubled national carrier announced on Friday it was suspending flights to South Africa over fears its planes may be seized by creditors. Full text...

  • Nigerian regulator issues safety warning to pilots amid severe harmattan
    15 december 2011 16:35:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As most parts of Nigeria is blanketed by harmattan haze, the regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Thursday warned all pilots and airline operators in the country to adhere strictly to approved weather minima during the period. Full text...

  • Tunisair resumes Tripoli flights Tuesday
    13 december 2011 09:59:41
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian airline, Tunisair, resumes its flight to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, Tuesday, Tunisair's communication officer of Tunisair, Ms. Soualafa Mokaddem, has indicated. Full text...

  • Creditor impounds Air Zimbabwe plane
    12 december 2011 15:54:19
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A US company on Monday impounded an Air Zimbabwe aircraft in London over a US$ 2.2 million debt, officials said. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe woman makes Botswana aviation history
    07 december 2011 14:24:41
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A Zimbabwean woman has made aviation history in Botswana, becoming the first female to be appointed general manager of state-owned Air Botswana, PANA reported from here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria plans new national carrier
    07 december 2011 09:42:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has announced plans to establish a new national airline in 2012, which will be nine years after former national carrier Nigeria Airways was liquidated. Full text...

  • Price fixing: Nigeria's regulatory body sets up appeal body
    05 december 2011 10:49:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has set up an Administrative Appeal Panel to look into its report, which found that British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA) colluded to increase Passenger Fuel Surcharge subjectively on the Nigeria-UK route. Full text...

  • Libya's Afriqiyah Airways to resume international flights soon
    01 december 2011 17:22:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan airline, Afriqiyah Airways, announced here Wednesday it would soon resume flights to Cairo, Tunis, Istanbul, Dubai and Khartoum. Full text...

  • Nigeria flag carrier, Arik Air, to resume Abuja-London flight
    29 november 2011 20:15:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria flag carrier Arik Air is set to resume its daily flights from Full text...

  • Angolan oil company renovates Sao Tome
    26 november 2011 13:35:57
    Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe (PANA) – The Prime minister of Sao Tome and Principe, Patrice Trovoada, on Friday laid the foundation stone for work on renovation of the international airport of the capital, Sao Tome.Full text...

  • Air Mali Managing Director Berthé elected AFRAA President
    23 november 2011 22:06:04
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The Managing Director of Air Mali, Abderrahmane Berthé, has been elected president of the African Association of Airlines (AFRAA). Full text...

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