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  • 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...

  • Zim immigration imposes heavy fine on airlines for illegal passengers
    09 december 2010 13:21:54
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Immigration authorities in Zimbabwe said Thursday they would impose a stiff US$2,000 fine on any airline which brings a foreign passenger without correct travel papers into the country. Full text...

  • Domestic airlines raise fares in Nigeria
    06 december 2010 09:01:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An hour flight in Nigeria is to cost more as domestic airlines 'adjust' their fares from 18,000 Naira (US$120) to 20,000 Naira (US$133) due to higher fuel and other costs, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Italian company to deliver helicopter to Libya
    11 november 2010 07:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Italian aircraft manufacturer AugustaWestland is to deli ver a second AW139 helicopter to the Libyan general people's committee for public security, sources close to the Italian manufacture r told PANA on Wednesday in Tripoli at the second edition of the defence and security show in Libya dubbed "Libdex 2010". Full text...

  • RAM reschedules Tripoli flights
    08 november 2010 22:54:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Royal Air Maroc (RAM) airline is cutting its flights to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, from four to three as a result of construction works at Tripoli international airport. Full text...

  • RwandAir inaugurates flights to Dubai
    05 november 2010 22:48:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) â" The Executive Director of Rwanda's state--owned airline , Rwandair Express, John Mirenge, on Friday announced that the national carrier h as opened a new route to Dubai. Full text...

  • Mozambique Airlines to increase Luanda-Maputo flights
    03 november 2010 09:37:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Mozambique Airlines (LAM) will Wednesday launch a ne w weekly Luanda-Maputo flight, increasing to three the number of its flights on t hat route, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported here quoting a press stateme n t from LAM. Full text...

  • Passengers injured after SA airline's plane aborts take-off
    01 november 2010 08:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 11 passengers were injured on Sunday when South Africa's low-cost 1time airline's plane aborted take-off at Johannesburgâ?s OR Tambo International Airport. Full text...

  • ICAO opens audit on airport safety in Mauritania
    25 october 2010 21:29:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A team from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Sunday opened an audit on the safety of Mauritanian airports, sources close to the country's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Experts give reasons for replacing ageing planes in Nigeria's presidential fleet
    22 october 2010 14:42:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Determined to avert the frequent multiple failure of air craft components within its fleet, the Nigerian Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) on F riday said it was set to receive the first set of the three newly ordered aircra f t by the end of November, Fleet Commander, Air Commodore Adesola Amosu, said her e while receiving Air Force Chief, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar. Full text...

  • Gambia imposes 20-euro fee on air travelers
    19 october 2010 16:30:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Passengers flying out of the Banjul International Airpor t will, as from 1 November, 2010, pay a fee of 20 euros to the Gambia Civil Avia t ion Authority (GCAA), a statement from GCCA, obtained by PANA here, said Tuesday . Full text...

  • Gambia imposes 20-euro fee on air travelers
    19 october 2010 16:10:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Passengers flying out of the Banjul International Airpor t will, as from 1 November, 2010, pay a fee of 20 euros to the Gambia Civil Avia t ion Authority (GCAA), a statement from GCCA, obtained by PANA here, said Tuesday . Full text...

  • 'South Africa blocked 350 suspected hooligans from 2010 World Cup'
    19 october 2010 11:45:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- South Africa blocked 350 prospective World Cup fa ns after their names appeared on the International Police (Interpol) watch list, thanks to a new screening system deployed by the Departme nt of Home Affairs, the department said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Korogo Airline gets Belgian flying license
    13 october 2010 21:52:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) â" Korogo Airline set up -by Brussels Airlines and the industrial group Forrest, will be launched in the first quarter of 2011 and will operate with a Belgian license â?to avoid being on the black list of airlines ba nned from flying to Europeâ?. Full text...

  • Government defends purchase of presidential jet
    08 october 2010 21:09:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana government on Friday defended the acquisition of a presidential jet saying it took the decision in the best interest of the coun t ry and after reviewing the agreement which the previous administration had enter e d into. Full text...

  • Brussels Airlines launches Accra flights
    08 october 2010 20:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Brussels Airlines has officially launched its Accra-Brusse ls route with high hopes that it would open up businesses to other parts of the g lobe. Full text...

  • Ghana Air Force to acquire eight new planes
    07 october 2010 20:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Air Force is to acquire eight new aircraft next year, Vice President John Dramani Mahama announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • Blackouts wreak havoc at Bujumbura International Airport
    05 october 2010 21:01:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Power interruptions have wreaked havoc at Bujumbura International Airport with three near air disasters in recent days, the Deputy Director-General of Aviation Services in Burundi, Albert Maniratunga, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa, ICAO sign training pact
    04 october 2010 09:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) signed a pact in Montreal, Canada, on Sunday for the training of a new crop of aviation workers for the country and the African continent. Full text...

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