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  • Brussels Airlines resumes flights to Abidjan
    27 april 2011 14:10:58
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Belgian airline, Brussels Airlines, Wednesday resumed flights to Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital, according an official press statement here. Full text...

  • Expert laments state of aviation sector in Africa
    27 april 2011 12:49:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The sorry state of the aviation industry in Africa is due to the fragmentation of the continent into over 50 countries by the colonial rulers, coupled with insufficient political and economic co-operation among the nations, according to former Assistant Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Nick Fadugba.Full text...

  • Senegal Airlines to fly Dakar-Abidjan route
    26 april 2011 13:10:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's national carrier, Senegal Airlines, will begin flying the Dakar-Abidjan route from 16 May, according to a statement from the country's Foreign Ministry.Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe pilots end strike
    21 april 2011 12:21:53
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Striking Air Zimbabwe pilots and cabin crews returned to work Thursday after the government promised to pay their outstanding salaries and allowances which had prompted the strike.Full text...

  • Lyon airport to help renovate DRC airports
    19 april 2011 21:51:27
    Kinshasa, RD Congo (PANA) – Officials of the French airport of Lyon on Tuesday announced in Kinshasa that they would undertake a project to renovate 54 airports in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe announces fleet renewal
    19 april 2011 11:55:41
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Air Zimbabwe said Tuesday it would retire its entire fleet of Boeing 737-200 aircraft and replace them with new planes. Full text...

  • Air Morocco increases seats by 6% for Africa-bound flights
    18 april 2011 19:11:16
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Royal Air Morocco (RAM) on Monday announced a six per cent increase of its seats on flights to Africa on its long-haul network as part of its flight schedule for summer 2011. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe leases aircraft from Zambia
    12 april 2011 16:13:46
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Air Zimbabwe said Tuesday it had leased aircraft and flight crews from Zambia after reaching a deadlock with its striking pilots and cabin crews. Full text...

  • Senegal Airline extends services to Gambia
    11 april 2011 13:24:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's newly established national carrier, Senegal Airline, with the trade mark of "African elegance”, has disclosed plans of starting four weekly flights to Banjul, the Gambia, PANA confirmed from here Monday. Full text...

  • Belgian Airline suspends flights to Abidjan
    06 april 2011 14:28:29
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Belgian airline, Brussels Air, has suspended its flights to Abidjan for at least a week, said a statement by the company, made available to the media on Wednesday in Brussels.Full text...

  • US condoles with UN over DR Congo plane crash
    05 april 2011 08:48:33
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has condoled with the UN over Monday's crash of its plane in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • Nigeria's aviation regulatory body acquires aircraft tracker
    04 april 2011 08:30:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has acquired an aircraft tracking system as part of efforts to ensure air safety in the country, the local media reported Monday, quoting the NCAA Director-General Harold Demuren. Full text...

  • Nigeria 2011: Domestic flights suspended in Nigeria due to elections
    02 april 2011 09:22:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The regulatory Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended all domestic flights scheduled for Saturday, when the first of three elections is billed to take place.Full text...

  • Human error caused 21 March plane crash in DRC, says minister
    01 april 2011 14:14:44
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation and Shipping, Isidore Mvouba, disclosed Thursday in Brazzaville that human error and not a technical problem was the cause of the the plane crash in Pointe-Noire on 21 Mach, 2011.Full text...

  • New airline takes off in the Comoros
    31 march 2011 21:03:11
    Moroni, Comoros (PANA) - A new airline, AB Aviation, officially took off on Thursday in Moroni, PANA learned from sources close to the company in the Comoran capital. Full text...

  • Conference on aviation safety in Africa starts Thursday in Morocco
    29 march 2011 18:41:30
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - A conference on airport safety in Africa will be held Thursday and Friday in Marrakech, Morocco, on the sidelines of the 45th session of the Board of Directors of the international council of airports in the Africa Region (ACI-Africa), according to statement from the Moroccan National Office of Airports (ONDA) Tuesday. Full text...

  • British Airways resumes flights to Marrakech
    28 march 2011 21:11:08
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – British Airways on Sunday resumed fights to the southern Moroccan city of Marrakech, after years of interruption. Full text...

  • Cameroon's national airline resumes operation
    28 march 2011 13:12:16
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon's national carrier, Cameroon Airlines Corporation (CAMAIR Co), resumed operations Monday with a Douala-Yaounde-Paris flight. Full text...

  • Angry villagers impound plane, hold passengers hostage in Nigeria
    28 march 2011 09:58:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Villagers angered by the blockage of the footpath they normally use as a thoroughfare, by airport authorities installing perimeter fencing around Nigeria's northern Kaduna Airport, Sunday impounded a plane owned by domestic IRS Airline and held the passengers inside hostage in protest. Full text...

  • Sénégal Airline flies to Mauritania
    24 march 2011 22:57:50
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Sénégal Airline is operate daily flights between Dakar and Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, the company's commercial and marketing director, Christophe Leloup, said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe pilots on strike
    23 march 2011 13:44:10
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Air Zimbabwe pilots and flight attendants Wednesday went on strike for the second time in three months, demanding payment of overdue salaries. Full text...

  • Cargo plane crashes in Congo
    22 march 2011 11:36:24
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - An Antonov cargo plane, operated by the company Trans Air Congo (TAC), crashed on Monday in Pointe-Noire, Congo's main economic centre, leaving 19 dead and many wounded, according to the the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). Full text...

  • Activities resume partially at Goma Int'l Airport, eastern DRC
    13 march 2011 19:50:43
    Kinshasa, DR of Congo (PANA) - Activities resumed partially on Sunday at the Goma International Airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after 24 hours of total paralysis, following the strike action of the airways department officers (RVA). Full text...

  • Brussels Airlines reduces flights to Abidjan, Dakar
    10 march 2011 20:45:52
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The Belgian airline, Brussels Airlines, has reduced its weekly flights to Abidjan from 6 to 2 because of the continuing post-electoral violence in Cote d'Ivoire, according to a statement from the airline on Thursday in Brussels.Full text...

  • Ghanaian and Chinese investors launch airline
    07 march 2011 20:31:22
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A team of Ghanaian and Chinese investors has launched a new airline that will operate passenger and cargo services within Ghana and West Africa.Full text...

  • About 20 airlines operated in Mali in 2010 - Officials
    05 march 2011 18:34:59
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – About 20 airlines operated in Mali in 2010 with the Bamako-Sénou international airport in Bamako securing nearly 95 per cent of the traffic, the Directorate of the Airports of Mali (ADM), said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to enhance air safety
    25 february 2011 08:59:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As part of ongoing measures to enhance air safety, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is to migrate from terrestrial to satellite-based navigation system next month. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe increases flight frequency to UK
    22 february 2011 10:17:21
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Air Zimbabwe announced Tuesday it was adding a third flight to its twice weekly flights to and from Britain, in response to growing traffic between the two countries.Full text...

  • RAM to operate maiden Casablanca-Moscow link in March
    15 february 2011 22:43:06
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Royal Air Morocco (RAM) will operate its maiden direct air link between Morocco and Russia on 15 March, the Moroccan airline announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2 die in DRC air crash
    15 february 2011 18:39:42
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - A Let 410 aircraft, belonging to the African Air Service company, crashed Monday on Mont Biega, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing the Russian-born pilot and his Congolese co-pilot, PANA learnt here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius posted 12.2 million euro profit in 3rd quarter of 2010
    10 february 2011 15:34:47
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Airlines Company, Air Mauritius, on Thursday announced profits totalling 12.2 million euros for the third quarter of 2010. Full text...

  • Private airline, Arik, to fly Nigerian flag on Turkey route
    03 february 2011 18:12:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has approved one of the country's private airlines, Arik, to fly its flag on the Abuja-Istanbul route beginning from June this year, Minister of Aviation Fidelia Njeze said Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal denies air agreement with Brussels Airlines
    29 january 2011 18:28:43
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The air agreement between Senegal and Belgium, entered into 28 September, 2008, was neither signed nor ratified by the authorities of the two countries, the Director General of Air Transports and Aeronautics Industry of Senegal, Cheikh Tidiane Senghor declared in a communique issued here. Full text...

  • Belgium recalls ambassador to Senegal over flight ban
    29 january 2011 17:16:15
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgium has recalled its Ambassador to Senegal for consultation, following the decision of the Senegalese government to ban Brussels Airlines from flying between Dakar, Banjul, Conakry and Freetown, an official Belgian source told PANA, here Saturday. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius to fly Shanghai route from July
    26 january 2011 20:01:19
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian airline, Air Mauritius, on Wednesday announced that it will operate a direct Mauritius-Shanghai route from July this year.Full text...

  • Wade wants Senegal to build aircraft
    20 january 2011 11:28:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - President Abdoulaye Wade has challenged his Transport Minister, Karim Wade, to make Senegal an aircraft manufacturing country.Full text...

  • Brussels Airlines forced to suspend flights from Dakar
    19 january 2011 14:37:48
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Senegalese authorities have ordered Brussels Airlines to suspend flights from Dakar to Banjul, Conakry and Freetown, a source close to the Belgian airline told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Togo airport users to pay tax
    15 january 2011 13:07:02
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The Togolese government has introduced the payment of tax by air travellers, for the development of airport infrastructure, an official source told PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • Historic Airbus order boosts SA aviation industry
    13 january 2011 10:02:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - India's largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 180 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft that will directly benefit Airbus' South African airframe component supplier, Aerosud. Full text...

  • Italian airline makes inaugural flight to Angola
    12 january 2011 16:37:57
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Italian airline company, CargoItalia, has commenced operations to Angola, making its inaugural flight Monday to the African country's capital city, Luanda, by transporting 70 tonnes of goods from the Malpensa International Airport in Milan.Full text...

  • Domestic airlines to raise fares by 20% in Nigeria
    11 january 2011 09:36:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria, under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), are Full text...

  • IATA to open office in Libya
    05 january 2011 21:29:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday signed an agreement in Tripoli to open an office in the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • AFRAA's new scribe assumes duty
    03 january 2011 15:20:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The new Secretary General of the Nairobi-based African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Dr Elijah Chingosho, has assumed office, an AFRAA statement made available to PANA said. Full text...

  • Spanair's Bamako-Barcelona direct flight inaugurated
    03 january 2011 13:36:23
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Spanish Airlines Company, Spanair, on Saturday launched its inaugural Bamako-Barcelona direct flight, hauling more than 55 Malian passengers directly from the Malian capital to the Catalan capital aboard an Airbus 321, PANA learnt Monday from airport sources. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe to buy 4 new planes with US$ 500 million
    31 december 2010 14:33:52
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Air Zimbabwe said Friday it had requested US$ 500 million from the government, its sole shareholder, to buy four new planes to improve operations. Full text...

  • Emirates Airlines satisfied with first year of operations in Angola
    27 december 2010 17:03:39
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The air transport company of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Emirates Airlines, is satisfied with its first year of operations in Angola, the Angolan News Agency, ANGOP, reported, quoting officials of the airline. Full text...

  • Libyan Airlines, Afriqiyah Airways receive two Airbus A-320
    23 december 2010 21:32:15
    Sirte, Libya (PANA) – Two state-owned Libyan companies, Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways, on Thursday took delivery of two new Airbus A-320 planes at a ceremony at Sirte airport in central Libya. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe changes livery
    23 december 2010 13:52:31
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Air Zimbabwe said Thursday it was changing its livery as part of a re-branding exercise to improve its appeal. Full text...

  • SAA operates special flights to London
    22 december 2010 08:25:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African Airways (SAA) Tuesday confirmed that it will operate two special flights to London, leaving from Cape Town and Johannesburg, to transport passengers who have been stranded in South Africa since Saturday. Full text...

  • Board of Directors of ASECA meet
    16 december 2010 19:17:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The 119th meeting of the board of directors of the Agency for the Security of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) opened in Dakar on Thursday with the examination of the 2009 financial statement high on the agenda. Full text...

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