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Namibia to review Single African Air Transport Marketing agreement

Namibia’s government would be hosting a workshop to examine the Single African Air Transport Marketing (SAATM) agreement, which it had yet to sign. In spite showing interest in a unified African air transport market, Namibia has curiously not signed on its commitment to the landmark aviation initiative. To date, 23 countries have already signed and pledged their commitment. This includes the nations of Botswana, Mali, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South …

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Aviation stakeholders remain divided over Single African Skies

The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) has gained a lot of attention from stakeholders in the African aviation industry and at the world stage. The initiative has been around for a while now but only gathered steal after the regulators’ insistence to force-feed the plan to African carriers, which included that of Nigeria. In turn, the regulators along with local airlines and their respective governments are expected to get …

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Ghana Civil Aviation Authority to improve customer experience with new directive on consumer rights

Passengers that would be going through Ghana’s airports can expect improved services as the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is getting set to initiate a new directive on consumer rights by June later this year. Consumer protection has been at the center of numerous discussions especially after several instances of air travel disturbances caused by overbooking and flight cancellations to name a few reasons. The address the issue at the …

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Nigeria: House of Representatives call for audit of commercial aircrafts to bolster air safety

Nigeria’s House of Representatives made a call for the investigation and the carrying out of a critical audit of all registered aircrafts in the country. This development came off the motion for the “Establishment of Technical and Operational Status of Nigerian Registered Commercial Aircrafts to Boost the Safety, Protection as well as Confidence of Passengers Flying the Nigerian Airspace” by Abubakar Amuda-Kannike G. Amuda-Kannike let his colleagues know that fulfillment …

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Nigeria: Federal Government installs measures to enhance security of aviation industry

Nigeria’s Federal Government is ramping up its efforts to build confidence in the country’s aviation industry by implementing more measures to bolster safety and security for all stakeholders. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this clear in a statement that was issued by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, James Odaudu. Sirika made the remarks in the wake of the accident that involved …

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Nigeria: FAAN calls for synergy among security agencies across airports

The Director of Aviation Security of the Federal Airports Authority of a Nigeria (FAAN), Group Captain Usman Abubakar Sadiq (Rtd), has called for cooperation between the various security agencies across all airports in the country to tackle the numerous security breach incidents. Sadiq stressed that sharing information is a foremost priority if they are to resolve the security issues. He added that no security agency can possibly work alone or …

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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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