Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Airways (SAA), which has been battered by years of financial woes, continues to slide down the ranks of the world's leading airlines. For the fourth consecutive year, it has seen its position decline, while Ethiopian Airlines has become the new standard bearer in [...]
©- - 26 september 2022 - 12:36:24 - thread Economy (192 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana Civil Association Authority (GCAA) has cautioned Delta Airlines against temporarily using its aircraft with registration number N-195DN for flights to Accra. A private radio station in Accra, Joy News, reported that the caution is contained in a letter dated 19 August, 2022 addressed to Delta [...]
©- - 23 august 2022 - 08:48:23 - thread Economy (282 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - EgyptAir has announced that it will start operating special flights between the airport of Maitigua, in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and Sharm el-Sheikh, an Egyptian resort town located between the Sinai Peninsula desert and the Red Sea, from next Tuesday. "EgyptAir flights are expected to continue between [...]
©- - 08 august 2022 - 12:34:37 - thread Economy (293 words)


Kisumu, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has floated Marine Vessel, MV Uhuru II, which has been locally built by the naval unit of the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF). President and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces, Uhuru Kenyatta, oversaw the floatation of MV Uhuru II. President Kenyatta said the facility, under the [...]
©- - 02 august 2022 - 23:03:11 - thread Economy (349 words)


Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The U.S.-Tanzania Air Transport Agreement, which establishes a modern civil aviation relationship with Tanzania consistent with U.S. Open Skies international aviation policy and with commitments to high standards of aviation safety and security, went into force on 10 June, the US State Department has said. A media [...]
©- - 15 june 2022 - 05:14:46 - thread Economy (170 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya and Tunisia have agreed to increase the number of flights to Tunisia from three Libyan airports - Misrata (West), Sebha (South) and Beidha (East), the Libyan ministry of Transports of the Government of National Accord (GNA) announced on Monday. The agreement was reached after a meeting [...]
©- - 23 may 2022 - 20:55:30 - thread Economy (307 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian airline, Tunisair Express, has announced the resumption of its regular flights between Djerba in Tunisia and the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as of 2 June. The airline will operat two flights a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, the company said, explaining that the choice of these days [...]
©- - 21 may 2022 - 15:02:57 - thread Economy (128 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the National Unity Government (GNU), Najla al-Mangouch, on Sunday met in Tripoli with the Turkish Ambassador to Libya, Kanaan Yilmaz, on the facilitation of the return of Turkish Airlines to Libya. Since the installation of the GNU [...]
©- - 16 may 2022 - 10:07:43 - thread Economy (259 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government is determined to make the autonomous port of Conakry, conceded to the Turkish company Albayrak, managed by its Guinean subsidiary Alport Conakry, the main outlet of Mali on the sea for its foreign trade, an official source said here Tuesday. Following the embargo imposed [...]
©- - 10 may 2022 - 15:23:47 - thread Economy (796 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - - "Anwaar Trablus" (Lights of Tripoli), a new modern crude oil cargo ship, has joined the fleet of the Libyan National General Shipping Company, according to a statement of the Company on Saturday. In its statement, the company said it took delivery of the tanker "Anwaar Trablus", [...]
©- - 23 april 2022 - 15:57:24 - thread Economy (224 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A plane of the Egyptian airline, EgyptAir, landed on Monday in Benina International Airport in Benghazi, from the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after a seven-year suspension of the service to Libya's second largest city. A statement from the airport administration, published by the Libyan newspaper Al-Wasat, announced that [...]
©- - 18 april 2022 - 19:53:30 - thread Economy (304 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Domestic flights resumed on Tuesday in Libya to serve cities in the eastern region after more than two weeks of suspension. In a statement, the management of Maitigua International Airport, in the eastern suburbs of Tripoli, announced the resumption of flights to the airports of Benina in [...]
©- - 22 march 2022 - 12:55:00 - thread Economy (191 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – British Airways and Kulula flights are allowed to start operating with immediate effect after the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) reinstated their Air Operators' Certificate. The SACAA suspended both airlines five days ago after flagging “immediate risk to safety and security”. It said discrepancies [...]
©- - 17 march 2022 - 12:02:05 - thread Economy (215 words)


Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday launched the first electric bus of the National Transport Corporation (NTC) that will contribute, according to him, to pave the way for a modern, safe and environmental-friendly transport system in the island-nation. Prime Minister Jugnauth said that the introduction [...]
©- - 04 february 2022 - 08:27:44 - thread Economy (379 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Airlines flew the B737 MAX aicraft back to the skies on Tuesday on an inaugural flight from Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, months after the global suspension of the aircraft. The Airlines said the aicraft returned to the skies with the launch flight [...]
©- - 02 february 2022 - 09:52:27 - thread Economy (224 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - An expanded meeting was held on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli, focusing on ways to bring back international flights to Libyan airports after seven years of interruption. The meeting was attended by the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs for International [...]
©- - 26 january 2022 - 20:11:18 - thread Economy (296 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian airline, TunisAir, decided on Monday evening to suspend all its flights to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, until further notice, following the decisions of the new Burkinabe authorities to close the country's land and air borders. These decisions come after the military overthrew Burkina Faso's president, Roch [...]
©- - 25 january 2022 - 14:14:03 - thread Economy (107 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Air Algerie has announced the resumption of its daily flights to and from Tunisia, a press release issued here Sunday said. The resumption of services to Tunisia comes in accordance with the decision of the Algerian authorities to strengthen the company's programme in the framework of the [...]
©- - 16 january 2022 - 18:33:23 - thread Economy (110 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's national carrier, Air Burkina, announced on Monday that it has suspended flights to Mali, in conformity with sanctions imposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against the Malian transitional regime. "Following the closure of the borders of ECOWAS countries with Mali, [...]
©- - 11 january 2022 - 11:29:08 - thread Economy (149 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Senior officials of the Libyan foreign ministry and Civil Aviation Authority on Monday met to discuss the coordination of efforts to secure the lifting of a ban imposed in 2014 by the European Union Commission on all Libyan airlines for safety reasons. The meeting was attended by [...]
©- - 11 january 2022 - 11:21:28 - thread Economy (322 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines has again been named winner of the "Best African Airline Award" from Skytrax, which many describe as “the Oscars of the aviation industry”, the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) reported. It said for four years in a row, Ethiopian has remained the winner of the [...]
©- - 24 december 2021 - 16:51:35 - thread Economy (121 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Airways has announced that it will stop flying to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, from 1 December due to low demand. The airline has also lowered its projections for Lusaka, Zambia, reducing its weekly flights to five from seven. The national carrier resumed operations [...]
©- - 24 november 2021 - 19:20:26 - thread Economy (130 words)


Beijing, China (PANA) - With global transport at a crossroads, government leaders, industry experts, and civil society groups are meeting in Beijing, China, for a UN conference to chart the way forward to a more sustainable future for the sector, and greater climate action overall.  The three-day UN Sustainable Transport Conference, which [...]
©- - 15 october 2021 - 08:30:30 - thread Economy (467 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Due to a difficult financial situation, a number of Tunisair pilots are obliged to leave the country and head for foreign airlines that are much more attractive, lucratively speaking, revealed the president of the Tunisian Federation of Line Pilots (FTPL), Karim Elloumi. In an interview with the [...]
©- - 07 october 2021 - 19:19:18 - thread Economy (176 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A Maltese Airlines landed Monday at Maitigua Airport in Tripoli, marking the resumption of direct flights between the Libyan capital and Valletta, following a memorandum signed between the two countries. Libyan Minister of Transport Mohamed al-Chhoubi and  Maltese Minister of Economy held a joint press at which [...]
©- - 20 september 2021 - 18:07:14 - thread Economy (218 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Emirates Airlines has expanded its operations to and from South Africa following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. By 31 October, the Dubai-based airline will expand operations in and out of South Africa to 28 weekly flights. It said the ramped-up operations will see two daily flights to [...]
©- - 14 september 2021 - 16:57:51 - thread Economy (125 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Ministers of Transport and Infrastructure of Mali and Senegal have announced their commitment free movement of people, goods and services between the two countries. The decision was taken at a meeting following the suspension of road traffic on the Dakar-Bamako corridor since 18 August after a road [...]
©- - 26 august 2021 - 13:14:33 - thread Economy (289 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Emirates Airlines on Monday announced that it has signed an agreement with South African carrier, Cemair, to open up connections to six more destinations in South Africa. The arrangement will enable passengers to transfer from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Margate, Durban, Hoedspruit, [...]
©- - 23 august 2021 - 17:26:04 - thread Economy (158 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Omar Katti reviewed with the aviation authority the mechanisms for lifting the ban on its airspace imposed by the European Union (EU) on Libyan civil aviation. During the meeting held on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority in Tripoli, the [...]
©- - 05 august 2021 - 11:56:45 - thread Economy (231 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Algerian ministry of Transport on Sunday announced that he was preparing to open a maritime connection with Libya. The announcement was made following a meeting between the Algerian minister of Transport, Issa Bakay and the Algerian ambassador in Libya, Kamal Abdelkader Hijazy, a communiqué issued by [...]
©- - 02 august 2021 - 05:49:00 - thread Economy (174 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisair Express announced on Friday the resumption of its flights to Libya with 3 weekly trips between  Sfax-Thyna Airport in southern Tunisia and Tripoli-Mîtiga, from June 6 . "Reactivation of this international line comes in response to the strong demand expressed from Sfax, especially from businessmen in [...]
©- - 28 may 2021 - 16:00:40 - thread Economy (116 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Othman Jarandi, has announced the resumption from Monday of flights of the Tunisian national carrier, Tunisair, to Libya. The flights will be to Maitigua in Tripoli and Bnina in Benghazi, Jarandi said during a telephone conversation with his Libyan counterpart Najla [...]
©- - 17 may 2021 - 10:13:46 - thread Economy (159 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian national carrier, TunisAir, announced on Monday that it has postponed to May 15 the resumption of services to Tripoli and Benghazi in Libya. This is due to the deterioration of the coronavirus situation and drop in passengers during the month of Ramadan. TunisAir will operate five [...]
©- - 27 april 2021 - 11:45:33 - thread Economy (106 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -  Kenya's Air Force has launched its fleet of newly acquired C-145 Skytruck aircraft, supplied in a purchase deal entered with the US, the Kenya Defence Forces said on Tuesday. The C-145 Skytruck Aircraft is a new version of the M28 aircraft with a capacity of nineteen. The C-145 [...]
©- - 21 april 2021 - 11:40:05 - thread Economy (311 words)


Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America and Republic of the Congo entered into force on Monday, the US State Department has said. It said in statement that the agreement establishes a modern civil aviation relationship with Congo consistent with the U.S. Open [...]
©- - 20 april 2021 - 07:13:33 - thread Economy (180 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to pilot a global vaccines travel verification pass introduced by the International Air Transport Association (AITA), according to the airline and the Association. The IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile application, which is designed to assist air passengers to manage the [...]
©- - 26 march 2021 - 15:06:38 - thread Economy (396 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A US company on Thursday presented a business plan to revive Burkina Faso's national carrier, Air Burkina, to Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré. Mr. P.K. Smartt, Director of the African Global Development (AGD), called on the Prime Minister with whom he discussed the five-year business [...]
©- - 26 march 2021 - 09:22:26 - thread Economy (187 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Transport costs hinder the growth of isolated African countries, according to the report on the evaluation of progress for regional integration in Africa made by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). ‘’The 16 African countries without coastline, considered countries with weak revenues, present intrinsic disadvantages that contribute [...]
©- - 18 march 2021 - 00:02:06 - thread Economy (406 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – German airline Lufthansa on Wednesday confirmed that it plans re-introduce its direct flights to Cape Town. The route was suspended at the beginning of February when COVID-19 lockdowns in both Germany and South Africa made it not feasible. The reinstated Lufthansa flight between Cape Town and [...]
©- - 17 march 2021 - 15:14:22 - thread Economy (144 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways has partnered with the African Union and the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to implement the Trusted Travel Pass, a digital platform to help passengers manage their international travel. The platform assists airline passengers to comply with any government requirements for [...]
©- - 08 march 2021 - 12:32:57 - thread Economy (389 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Airports Council International (ACI), a global trade representative of the world's airport authorities, has awarded two Kenyan airports the Best Airport by Size and Region Award. ACI describes itself as the global voice of airports. The airports were recognised for their excellence in customer service, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) [...]
©- - 04 march 2021 - 13:04:34 - thread Economy (301 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Qatar Airways has announced plans to expand its flight operations in South Africa. Beginning in March, it plans to operate 28 weekly flights, 18 to Johannesburg, seven to Cape Town and three to Durban. CEO Akbar Al Baker said South Africa remains an important market “and [...]
©- - 18 february 2021 - 15:13:59 - thread Economy (124 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A new airline in Mali, Sky Mali, made its maiden commercial flight on Monday on the Bamako-Timbuktu route. The airline, which will fly the route twice a week, -- Mondays and Fridays -- has for the past three months been flying from Bamako to Kayes in the [...]
©- - 03 february 2021 - 10:37:31 - thread Economy (236 words)


Montreal, Canada (PANA) - A new report from the UN’s air transportation agency confirms there was a “dramatic” fall in international air travel due to coronavirus (COVID-19) of around 60 per cent over the course of last year to levels last seen in 2003. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said on [...]
©- - 16 january 2021 - 08:55:37 - thread Economy (437 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia and Egypt agreed on Friday to inaugurate a shipping line to strengthen their trade relations, as well as their presence in African markets. This agreement was announced during a meeting between the Tunisian Prime Minister, Hichem Mechichi, and the Egyptian ambassador in Tunis, Iheb Fahmi, according [...]
©- - 08 january 2021 - 17:16:28 - thread Economy (102 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Moroccan Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Social Economy, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, has announced the commencement of regular  flights between Morocco and Israel within the next two to three months. In a statement reported by the official MAP press agency, Ms. Fettah Aloui said that "the [...]
©- - 25 december 2020 - 15:59:00 - thread Economy (166 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has suspended air links with the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia from Monday until further notice, the Ministry of Transport and Logistics announced in a press release. According to the statement, the measure was taken following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus suspected [...]
©- - 21 december 2020 - 13:54:13 - thread Economy (104 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has resumed flights to Mekelle, the capital of the troubled Tigray state, following the reopening of the airspace in the area. The disruption of flights to the city followed fighting between the National Defence Force and soldiers loyal to the former state [...]
©- - 16 december 2020 - 10:22:12 - thread Economy (234 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Flights from Libya's Tripoli-Maatiga International Airport to the Tunisian city of Sfax resumed on Tuesday after a stoppage that lasted nearly 10 years, a source close to the management of the airport in the Tunisian city announced. Two weekly flights, Tuesdays and Saturdays, will be operated from [...]
©- - 16 december 2020 - 08:55:11 - thread Economy (144 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General has called for critical support for the aviation sector, badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, to allow it to weather the global crisis.  “Aviation is an important engine of our world, and will play a critical role in lifting the world to [...]
©- - 07 december 2020 - 12:30:28 - thread Economy (559 words)