Economy - Transport
  • Rwanda: RwandAir Express officially becomes IATA member
    27 may 2015 20:49:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's flag carrier, RwandAir Express, has officially been admitted as the new member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Mirenge, said on Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Indian Ocean airlines launch 'Vanilla Alliance' network in June
    26 may 2015 17:59:25
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) – In a bid to improve air links, air companies of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) member countries will on 18 June 2015 sign in Antananarivo, Madagascar, an agreement to set up a sub-regional airline network known as 'Vanilla Alliance', the Commission said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: ECAir to inaugurate Brazzaville-Beirut route on 2 June
    19 may 2015 21:57:25
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECAir) will on 2 June inaugurate the Brazzaville-Beirut route in response to the increasing demand of the Lebanese community in Africa as well as traders, according to a communiqué issued to PANA on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Govt intends to revolutionize public transport in Mauritius
    18 may 2015 18:05:03
    Port Louis Mauritius (PANA) – Public transport in Mauritius should be driven by innovation to be efficient while providing comfort and safety to the country's daily travellers, Public Infrastructure and Land Transport Minister Nandcoomar Bodha said here Monday. Full text...

  • UAE: African Airlines Association to meet in November
    12 may 2015 12:58:42
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - The 47th General Meeting of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will be held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 8 to 10 November 2015, AFRAA President Fatima Benyina-Moussa has announced. Full text...

  • Kenya:Dubai gears up for African Aviation Summit
    04 may 2015 10:23:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Aviation Africa 2015, which is due to open on 10 May in Dubai, will underscore the immense potential of the African aviation market, organizers have said. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Tunisia airspace now open to flights from Libya'
    26 april 2015 14:08:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Tunisian authorities have decided to reopen the Tunisian air space to flights from Libyan airports in Maitigua, Misrata, Labreg and Tobrouk, Libyan media reported on Sunday, quoting official Tunisian sources. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia gives conditions to open air space for Libyan planes
    15 april 2015 11:47:45
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia will open its air space to Libyan planes as soon as the security at Libyan airports is tightened, Tunisian Minister of Transport Mahmoudi Ben Romdhane told journalists here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Airlines resumes weekly Tripoli-Algiers flights
    04 april 2015 14:16:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Airlines will resume its weekly direct flight between Tripoli and Algiers on Tuesday, an official of the airline said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Revamped Tanzania Railways speed up cargo delivery to landlocked neighbouring countries
    26 march 2015 12:17:30
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania Railways has started three-weekly freight train services to the landlocked neighbouring Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda with a markedly reduced running time from two weeks to two days, the state-owned company has said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Airline directed to review security arrangement after stowaway incident
    18 march 2015 09:54:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's biggest airline Arik Air has been directed to review the security arrangement around its aircraft when they are parked, after the remains of an apparent stowaway were found on one of its airplanes on scheduled flight to the US last week. Full text...

  • UN: ICAO member states recommend aircraft tracking every 15 minutes
    05 february 2015 08:05:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Member states of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have recommended the adoption of a 15-minute aircraft tracking standard that will be an Full text...

  • Kenya: Aviation Africa 2015 conference holds in Dubai
    02 february 2015 13:31:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Aviation Africa 2015, a conference aimed at changing the perception of African aviation, will hold in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10-11 May, according to organisers Arabian Aerospace and African Aerospace magazines. Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir Express opens Entebbe-Nairobi route
    02 february 2015 08:08:01
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's flag carrier RwandAir Express has launched a new route from Entebbe (Uganda) to Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, the airline said in a statement made available to PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: '50b Naira spent on aircraft maintenance abroad'
    13 january 2015 13:30:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian government's failure to establish or encourage the private sector to set up a hanger for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul in the country is eating deep into the operational funds of local airlines, as they struggle to survive amid sundry charges, according to aviation experts. Full text...

  • Angola: TAAG increases flights to Portugal
    17 december 2014 21:13:37
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Angolan airline (TAAG) from Wednesday increased its weekly flights to the Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Porto to meet demands in this holiday period, sources from the airline said in Luanda. Full text...

  • Mozambique: Transport minister annoyed by EU ban on Mozambique Airline
    17 december 2014 20:02:22
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) – Mozambique's Minister of Transport and Communications, Gabriel Muthisse has expressed indignation at the European Union's decision to extend the ban on Mozambique Airline from flying over the European airspace. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Algeria recalls ambassadors to Belgium, The Netherlands over plane
    14 december 2014 14:33:04
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Algerian ministry of foreign affairs has recalled its two ambassadors accredited respectively to Belgium and the Netherlands for consultations after the seizure of an Air Algeria aircraft in Brussels, a communiqué issued by the ministry on Saturday evening said. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Air Seychelles adds Dar es Salaam to its regional destinations
    03 december 2014 12:10:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Air Seychelles has opened a new route directly linking the west Indian Ocean Island's capital, Victoria, and Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, to boost tourism between the two countries, the Tanzania Aviation Authority (TAA) said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Air traffic resumes at Maitigua airport, Tripoli
    27 november 2014 13:43:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Air traffic resumed Thursday morning at the Maitigua Airport, in the suburb of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, after two days of suspension following air strikes on the runway, the airport management announced here. Full text...

  • Congo: AFRAA gets new President
    25 november 2014 13:48:59
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Managing Director of Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECAir) Fatima Benyina-Moussa has been named the new President of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). Full text...

  • Congo: African Shippers meet in Brazzaville
    11 november 2014 11:23:07
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese Transport Minister Rodolphe Adada has listed the modernisation of ports and facilities, the reduction of costs and delays in the transit of goods as some of the challenges facing the continent's shipping sector. Full text...

  • Algeria: Air Algeria to open new air routes in Africa
    11 november 2014 09:17:29
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Algeria's national carrier Air Algeria is to open new air routes in Africa, particularly with the south of the continent, according to Algeria's Transport Minister Amar Ghoul. Full text...

  • Congo: Congo to acquire three passenger aircraft from China
    05 november 2014 18:27:42
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congo has signed a deal with China's AVIC International for the purchase and delivery of three ARJ21-type passenger aircraft in a bid to beef up its Air Congo fleet for domestic routes, Transport and Civil Aviation minister Rodolphe Adada said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya Airways boosts fleet with two new planes
    21 october 2014 11:15:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways has received two new modern planes with state-of-the-art features, bringing the number of its active aircraft to 40. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa's airlines face tough future with Ebola spread to US - Analysts
    02 october 2014 13:12:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ebola spread to the US has created fears that US aviation authorities could slap travel restrictions, which would signal a major crisis for African airlines struggling to make profits, analysts warned in a report on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: President Kenyatta negotiates direct flights to US
    29 september 2014 13:57:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, has personally taken up the negotiations for direct flights to United states of America, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria says retention of Category 1 status opens aviation sector for investments
    27 september 2014 16:48:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has said the recent retention of the Category One status of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will open up the sector for the much-needed investments. Full text...

  • Senegal: Dubai to host Aviation Africa 2015
    02 september 2014 12:59:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A two-day summit, which will focus on strategies, opportunities and challenges affecting the aviation industry in Africa, and dubbed ''Aviation Africa 2015'', will be held in Dubai, UAE , between 10-11 May, 2015, organisers announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Niger: Niger gets new presidential jet
    01 september 2014 14:48:42
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger on Sunday got a new presidential aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, BBJ (Boeing Business Jet), acquired at a cost 20 billion CFAF, official sources told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisair suspends flights to Libyan airports of Tobruk, Abrak
    23 august 2014 13:32:26
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia's national carrier Tunisair has suspended its flights to the Libyan airports of Tobruk and Arbrak, sources from the airline said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Libya: Tunisia, Egypt close airspace to planes from Libya
    21 august 2014 11:50:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Tunisia and Egypt have decided to close their airspace to aircraft coming from Libya, the Libyan Press Agency, LANA, Thursday quoted airport sources as saying. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya Airways suspends flights to Ebola-hit nations
    19 august 2014 11:13:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways will from midnight Tuesday stop flights to the Ebola-hit West Africa Nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, airline's Chief Executive Titus Naikuni said in a statement. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya, Tunisia to begin shipping project
    13 august 2014 22:44:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya and Tunisia have expressed the desire to activate a shipping line between the two countries Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya Airways protects passengers, crew in Ebola-hit West Africa
    08 august 2014 17:29:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways said Friday flights to Ebola-hit areas in West African states, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria, would continue under revised but more stringent health regulations to prevent possible risks to crew. Full text...

  • Congo: Brazzaville ratifies air services agreement with Turkey
    07 august 2014 14:32:40
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Senate has ratified the air services agreement it signed last November with Turkey, according to an official statement issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • Togo: ASKY resumes flight to Nigeria
    03 august 2014 16:44:35
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Pan African airline ASKY has resumed flights to Nigeria, following the lifting of the suspension slammed on the airline by the Nigerian regulators for ferrying a Liberian infected with the Ebola virus to Nigeria, where he died 20 July. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suspension of ASKY airlines over Ebola lifted
    02 august 2014 15:34:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension it slammed on the Togo-based regional ASKY Airlines for ferrying a Liberian infected with the Ebola Virus Disease into the country last week. Full text...

  • US: UN, civil aviation partners to reduce risks of flying over conflict zones
    01 august 2014 05:40:28
    New York, US (PANA) - In the wake of the recent downing of a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, the UN and its partners have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that "the right information reaches the right people at the right time." Full text...

  • Congo: Govt. to acquire Chinese ARJ21 aircraft
    31 july 2014 11:40:44
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government is to acquire Chinese-built ARJ21 aircraft, according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Chinese companies COMAC and Avic International, on the sidelines of the international aerospace exhibition held 14-20 July in Farnborough, Great Britain. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria suspends operations of ASKY airlines over Ebola
    29 july 2014 10:52:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The operations of the Lome, Togo-based Pan-African airline ASKY have been suspended in Nigeria after the airline flew an Ebola-infected Liberian to Nigeria, where he died of the disease last week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian airline suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola
    29 july 2014 09:56:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian airline Arik Air has indefinitely suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the three West African nations that have been hit by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the airline said. Full text...

  • Benin: LDCs conference pays tribute to victims of Malaysian, Algerie air crashes
    28 july 2014 20:16:16
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The Least Developed Countries (LDC) ministerial conference under way in Benin has paid to the crash victims of the Malaysia Airlines and Air Algerie which claimed 298 and 118 lives respectively. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC chair wants air security tightened
    25 july 2014 14:58:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The chairwoman of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed sadness at the news of the crash of the airplane, Air Algeria, Thursday at the border between Burkina Faso and Mali, according to a communiqué issued Friday by her office. Full text...

  • Algeria: Air Algerie plane with 116 on board 'missing'
    24 july 2014 13:20:40
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - An MD-83 passenger plane owned by Algerian national flag career Air Algerie, with 116 people on board, has been declared missing by the operators, the Spanish company Swiftair, aviation sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria gets new Aviation Minister
    23 july 2014 13:51:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Mr. Osita Chidoka as the country's Minister of Aviation, replacing Stella Oduah who was fired in February over allegations of financial mismanagement. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Turkish airlines' plane damaged in fuel tanker fire
    23 july 2014 10:05:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Turkish Airlines' plane was partly damaged and narrowly escaped being razed when a fuel tanker that was supplying it with fuel caught fire at the Aminu Kano International Airport in northern Nigeria Tuesday night, the local Premium Times newspaper reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: National airline gets new aircraft
    23 july 2014 09:13:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - National flag carrier Mauritania International Airlines (MAI) has taken delivery of a new Embraer-145 aircraft for domestic and international flights, the airlines has announced Full text...

  • South Africa: South African killed in Malaysia Airlines tragedy
    18 july 2014 11:07:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African helicopter pilot Cameron Dalziel was one of the victims of the horrific Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash on Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: Air traffic controllers' strike forces closure of regional airspace
    17 july 2014 11:18:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The airspace of Libya's western region was Thursday closed to traffic following a strike by air traffic controllers there in protest against the "bombing" of Tripoli airport. Full text...

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