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)


Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator, Steve Dickson, on Tuesday signed an order that paves the way for the Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service. Mr. Dickson’s action followed a "comprehensive and methodical safety review process" that took 20 months to complete, a statement on [...]
©- - 18 november 2020 - 15:55:41 - thread Economy (323 words)


Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The Libyan air transport company made its first flight on Monday from Tripoli International Airport, Maatig, to Tunis Carthage International Airport, after a break of several months due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The Libyan air transport company has scheduled three weekly flights, sources in Tunis said. The [...]
©- - 17 november 2020 - 05:36:55 - thread Economy (171 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The World Bank has approved funding of US$150 million under the Morocco Urban Transport Programme launched in 2015. This funding "aims to improve the capacity of the authorities to provide quality public transport and to support investments in local urban transport infrastructure," according to informed sources here. With [...]
©- - 05 november 2020 - 16:00:19 - thread Economy (203 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Switzerland and Togo are looking into the possibility of establishing a direct air link between their two countries, the new Swiss ambassador accredited to Togo, Philipp Stalder, told the press here this week.  Presenting his letters of credential to the Togolese authorities this week, the ambassador said [...]
©- - 22 october 2020 - 22:55:16 - thread Economy (173 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkinabe government and an American Group, African Global Development, are putting final touches to a final agreement under which the American firm, specialized in aeronautics, will acquire the Burkinabe national airline, Air Burkina. Following this development, the Burkinabe Prime Minister, Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré, on [...]
©- - 21 october 2020 - 17:25:02 - thread Economy (438 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Emirates has resumed weekly flights to Entebbe and Muscat, the airline announced on Friday. In a press statement in Nairobi the airline said the weekly flights to Muscat resumed on 2 October, while services to Entebbe, Uganda, resumed on 1 October. Emirates, whose hub is in Dubai, says [...]
©- - 02 october 2020 - 11:16:20 - thread Economy (108 words)


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania has lifted the suspension of all Kenyan flights into the country with immediate effect. The move follows Kenya’s decision to remove the requirement of 14 days mandatory quarantine for all arriving passengers from Tanzania. “In view of that, on a reciprocal basis, the United Republic [...]
©- - 16 september 2020 - 14:52:59 - thread Economy (337 words)


Botswana, Gaborone (PANA) - Botswana data authority’s latest report on transport and infrastructure has indicated that aircraft movements in the first quarter recorded a declined compared to the last quarter of 2019. Statistics Botswana (SB) on Thursday said aircraft movements went down by 38.9 percent when compared to the last quarter [...]
©- - 10 september 2020 - 12:19:23 - thread Economy (355 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - ,Kenya Airways Friday reported a $13.6 million loss in the first half of 2020, the airline said while releasing its half-year results. The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Hellen Mwariri, pegged the losses on reduced passenger traffic the airline had witnessed since the outbreak of the coronaviru s [...]
©- - 28 august 2020 - 20:56:53 - thread Economy (375 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt's Public Transport Authority has announced the installation of tracking devices, called "Global Positioning System (GPS)", on 1,000 buses, with the intention of equipping 1,000 more buses with the system. In a statement posted on Cairo governorate’s official Facebook page on Thursday, the head of the Public [...]
©- - 23 august 2020 - 06:22:56 - thread Economy (474 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways will go ahead with its plans to lay off 590 employees in the second phase of the exercise to downsize, Group Managing Director CEO Allan Kilavuka has said. The loss-making airline, in which the government has majority shares, plans the layoff despite questions over its [...]
©- - 21 august 2020 - 09:21:08 - thread Economy (333 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - An inquiry has been launched into last week's plane crash that left four people dead in South Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to official reports from Congolese aviation authorities obtained on Monday by PANA in Kigali. According to details, the plane belonging [...]
©- - 17 august 2020 - 14:23:21 - thread Economy (167 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The CEO of the Tunisian Railway Company, Chehab Ben Ahmed, has described the situation facing the company as critical and in need of urgent state intervention. At a press conference on Wednesday, Mr Ahmed warned that "the company will not be able to continue operating for more [...]
©- - 13 august 2020 - 15:05:49 - thread Economy (272 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togolese will reopen Lomé International Airport on Saturday, official sources in Lomé told PANA on Friday. The opening, which follows several airport and health security measures as well as discussions with the actors in the air transport sector, will still be under several precautions due to the coronavirus [...]
©- - 31 july 2020 - 16:07:43 - thread Economy (327 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national carrier RwandAir is set to resume its international commercial flights on Saturday to seven African destinations and Dubai, UAE the airline said in a report obtained on Wednesday by PANA in Kigali Rwanda closed its borders on 20 March due to the coronavirus. The African cities [...]
©- - 29 july 2020 - 13:50:51 - thread Economy (187 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Passenger trains of the Congo-Ocean Railway (CFCO), which had been stopped for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, resumed services on Tuesday, PANA reported. The first passenger train, consisting of seven 80-seater wagons, left Pointe-Noire Central Station for Mbinda, in the Niari Department (South). According to the [...]
©- - 15 july 2020 - 16:41:22 - thread Economy (179 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo is preparing to reopen its air space to traffic, suspended for more than three months due to coronavirus, PANA learned in Lomé following several consultations between stakeholders in the aviation sector. Since last week, the authorities in charge of air transportation as well as the supervisory [...]
©- - 02 july 2020 - 14:59:28 - thread Economy (333 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Air traffic has fallen by 98 percent in Congo due to the health crisis and border closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Congolese public radio reported on Monday. The announcement was made by the Director-General of the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Florent Serge Ndzota, following a [...]
©- - 29 june 2020 - 17:28:01 - thread Economy (110 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese Senators gathered in a plenary session on Friday in Brazzaville, adopted four bills relating to air transport between Congo, Belgium, Gabon, China and Niger. The law authorizes ratification of the agreements between the governments of Congo, Belgium, Gabon, China and Niger signed respectively, on June 9 [...]
©- - 27 june 2020 - 16:29:12 - thread Economy (198 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian flag carrier, Air Mauritius, plans to resume its flights, which were suspended on 29 March due to the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions imposed around the world, on 1 September. In a statement Air Mauritius said flights to repatriate citizens stranded abroad and commercial cargo flights [...]
©- - 18 june 2020 - 09:11:38 - thread Economy (96 words)


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA)  – The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have called on governments to work together to facilitate crew changeover and remove unnecessary regulatory obstacles to maritime transport during and after the COVID-19 crisis. The world’s reliance on maritime transport [...]
©- - 10 june 2020 - 12:31:35 - thread Economy (620 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt is considering a ‘gradual resumption’ of international flights in the second half of June or first half of July, Cabinet spokesman Nader Saad said. Saad said in a press statement in Cairo, Egypt, that the Cabinet’s coronavirus crisis committee will hold a meeting next week on [...]
©- - 31 may 2020 - 17:56:00 - thread Economy (495 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - River transport on the Brazzaville corridor in Congo and Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR), vital for trade between countries, is expected to resume from 10 June, the coordinator of the Economic Interest Group and the Joint Waterway Maintenance Service (GIE-SCEVN), Alexis Dekoïsset, announced in the [...]
©- - 27 may 2020 - 11:45:35 - thread Economy (489 words)


Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic cannot be a return to business as usual. It must be an opportunity to push the advancement of the sustainable development agenda, says a new report released on Tuesday by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The study suggests that a [...]
©- - 19 may 2020 - 12:59:37 - thread Economy (565 words)