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Nigeria: House of Representatives asks NCAA to make sure passenger rights are respected by airlines

The House of Representatives has tasked the House Committee on Aviation to work with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to make sure that passengers’ rights were respected by airlines operating in the country. The resolution came right after a motion that was filed by Tajudeen Yusuf called “Flagrant abuse of passengers’ rights by Nigerian Airline operators.” The motion talked about the consistent disregard and violation of passengers’ rights by …

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Africa’s Debate over a Single Air Transport Market: Why It Matters

By Parker Davis – airlinegeeks.com For years, authorities in government and aviation across Africa have been engrossed in a debate that could alter the course of the continent’s aviation market: the debate over whether to create a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). It would, if created, represent a major step for the continent toward free and open skies for airlines. The issue, some say, is that it could allow a few big …

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Africans remain divided on issue of Single African Air Transport Market

The African Union (AU) launched the much talked about Single African Air Transport Market in spite of harsh criticism from member states and African airlines. The AU officially launched SAATM at the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union that was held at its headquarters in Addis Ababa late last month. The new Chairman of the AU and President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, remarked that the …

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Nigeria: Airline operators call for level playing field in Single African Air Transport Market

Airline operators have requested the Federal Government to produce a level playing field for airlines that would allow the full benefits of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) Executive Chairman, Captain Nogie Meggison, remarked that Nigerian airlines could only take full advantage of the said policy if the government placed the onus on the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) to see to it that …

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Liberalizing African skies for African airlines

Aviation is an engine for economic development; and in the case of Africa, it supports 7 million jobs whilst contributing more than 70 billion to GDP. However, compared to the rest of the world, the numbers are very low. Aviation in Africa is an essential and irreplaceable transport service. This though is well identified by the African government African airlines are shrinking and non African airlines are growing.

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IATA Welcomes Single African Air Transport Market but Says Effective Implementation is Key

Source: IATA.org (Press release) Addis Ababa – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies and improve intra-African air connectivity. Enhanced connectivity will stimulate demand, improve the competitiveness of the African airline industry, and make air travel more accessible. In turn, this will enable higher volumes of trade, expanded tourism and growing …

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African states launch Single Aviation Market

Twenty-three African states have launched a single aviation market in an effort to improve connectivity, lessen fares and fuel economic growth on a continent that has earned the notoriety as being one of the most expensive and tedious to fly around. Some of the more prominent African nations that signed on to join the initiative are South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Thirty years after the idea was first broached, the …

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