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  • 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...

  • Ethiopian Airlines approved for Star Alliance membership
    01 october 2010 11:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian Airlines will become a Star Alliance me mber, the alliance has announced on Friday. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius appoints new CEO
    30 september 2010 11:25:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian national carrier Air Mauritius has appo inted Soobhiraj Bungsraz as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, following the resignation of Manoj Ujoodha, PANA reporte d Thursday. Full text...

  • SAA to form joint venture with other African airlines
    30 september 2010 10:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) is expected to make an announcement later this year about a new airline that it will launch in collaboration with two other African airlines . Full text...

  • African airport administrators to meet in Bamako
    28 september 2010 20:55:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Over 50 airport and aviation officials are expected to participate in the Fourth General Assembly of the Union of Airport Administrators from Central and West Africa from 21 to 23 October in the Malian capital, Bamako. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe pilots end strike
    24 september 2010 07:04:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air Zimbabwe pilots Friday ended a two-week pay-relate d strike which airline officials said had cost the national carrier more than US$5 million in lost revenue. Full text...

  • Stowaway found dead on Nigerian airline's flight from SA
    21 september 2010 18:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An unidentified stowaway was found dead in the wheel wel l of a Nigeria's Arik airline's plane shortly after it landed in Lagos from Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, an airline off icial said. Full text...

  • Africa Aerospace, Defence show starts Tuesday in Cape Town
    20 september 2010 07:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Africa's largest aerospace, defence, and securi ty exhibition - the Africa Aerospace Full text...

  • Libyan civilian air transport companies to modernise fleets
    18 september 2010 19:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libya Africa for Aviation company is working to mod ernise the fleets of two Libyan civilian air transport companies, Libyan Airline s and Afriqiyah Airways, with the acquisition of a number of new aircraft by the e nd of 2012. Full text...

  • AfDB extends US$ 8.6 million grant for COMESA unified airspace
    17 september 2010 14:06:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the soft loan arm of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has approved a grant of US$ 8. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe leases aircraft as pilot strike deepens
    14 september 2010 09:06:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air Zimbabwe said Tuesday it had leased aircraft from South Africa to run domestic and regional routes, as a week-long strike by the airline's pilots continued unabated. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts African aviation experts
    13 september 2010 08:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 19th Airports Council International (ACI) African Regional Conference will be held in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, Monday under the theme ''Challenge of Safety, Security and Technology in the Emerging Trend of Airport Development in Africa. Full text...

  • ICAO to assist Central African countries in air security
    11 september 2010 13:48:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Heads of civil aviation authorities from countries o f the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) as well as Sao Tome and Principe Friday in Brazza ville signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable them to benefit from the technical assistance from the the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Full text...

  • CEMAC air space gets agency to oversee safety soon
    09 september 2010 19:26:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The directors general of civil aviation of countries of the Central Africa Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) and Sao Tome and Principe have been meeting since Wednesday in Brazzaville, Congo, to discuss modalities for the implementation of the regional civil aviation security and safety oversight agency (ARSA). Full text...

  • Airlines meet to discuss African aviation decline
    09 september 2010 18:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is planning to host 300 top African airlines decision makers who are planning the future of African airlines, the association said Thursday. Full text...

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