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Daily Archives: January 16, 2018

Vietnam Airlines facing fierce competition on direct route to United States

The national carrier of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, is getting ready to launch the first direct route between Vietnam and the United States this year. Though nothing has been set in stone, reports indicate that the destination would be either Los Angeles or San Francisco. But Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), Vo Huy Cuong, says that they are facing a multitude of challenges, especially with the …

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Nigerian Airspace Management Agency vows to improve safety profile of nation’s airspace

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Fola Akinkuotu, has pledged to airlines and other users of Nigerian airspace that his agency is hard at work in developing the safety profile of Nigerian aviation. With a year of also being the agency’s Chief Executive apart from being Managing Director, under his belt, Akinkuotu said that his administration is keen on continuing to propel the agency to “provide our …

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Kenya risks getting blacklisted over blatant disregard of cargo freight regulations

With the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) set to arrive in July for an audit, Kenya runs the risk of getting placed in the blacklist for flouting cargo carriage regulations. A week after a report came out that put the spotlight on how aircraft operators at Wilson and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport flout cargo carriage rules, nothing much has really changed with business being run as usual. To make …

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China to make it easier for enterprises to invest in fast-growing aviation industry

China is going to make it easier for enterprises, either state or privately owned, to invest in its fast-rising aviation industry starting on January 19. However, it would still keep the state’s control over key airlines and airports in sensitive regions. China is considered to be the world’s fastest growing aviation market. According to the International Air Transport Association, the Asian powerhouse is expected to surpass the United States as …

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