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IATA identifies four priorities that must be addressed by African aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is estimating that the African aviation market come 2035, would be composed of 350 million airline passengers, and pinpointed for priorities that need to be addressed if the continent is maximize its economic and social benefits potential. As it is, African aviation backs 6.8 million jobs and generates $72.5 billion in GDP. Over the next 20 years, passenger demand is set to rise by …

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Zimbabwe introduces Open Skies to bolster tourism efforts

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa, has vowed to boost the country’s tourism growth and reach a goal of five million arrivals and $5 billion in earnings by 2020. To achieve the said goal, Zimbabwe has opened up its skies to any carrier that wants to fly for as many times possible. The announcement was made during Chinamasa’s opening speech at the 2017 Sanganai/Hangalani in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. …

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Ghana Civil Aviation Authority finalizes directive that protects the interests of airline passengers

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority is set to wrap up a consumer protection directive that would guard the interests of airline passengers. Ghana has approved the Montreal Convention of 1999, which covers passenger rights and protection. The draft passenger rights and consumer protection directive will tackle consumer protection issues and lays down various kinds of compensation packages for overbooking, denied boarding, delays and cancellation of flights, among others. Joyce Anakwa …

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Nigeria’s Aviation Minister inaugurates task force to address airport regulatory issues

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika introduced an 11-member taskforce that would address regulatory issues at the airports. The inauguration was done compliance with the orders of Professor Yemi Osinbajo when he was the Acting President – that a committee should be put in place to focus on issues raised by the Airlines Operators of Nigeria (AON). Sirika said at the event that the taskforce’s mandates were: …

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ICAO to conduct a third security audit on Kenya airport

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be conducting a security audit on Kenya’s primary airport, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to determine its safety standards. The said audit will be happening during the last week of November, to determine the airport’s capability in safety oversight. The evaluation comes at a time when flagship carrier Kenya Airways is only a couple of steps away from accomplishing direct flight standards of …

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Aviation Round Table asks Nigerian Federal Government to halt foreign airlines from having multiple entry points

Aviation Round Table (ART) President, Gbenga Olowo, has urged the Nigerian Federal Government to stop foreign carriers from having numerous entry points. Speaking from the Nigerian city of Lagos, Olowo appealed to the government to examine Nigeria’s Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) with other countries He said the agreements, which had stimulated foreign airlines, to fly into Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu International airports, respectively, were not extended …

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Nigerian CAA certifies Murtala Muahmmed International Airport

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has certified Nigeria’s busiest airport – the Murtala Muahmmed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos – after it found that it met global safety and security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). MMIA however, won’t be the last as three more are the follow in the coming weeks. These are the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Mallam Aminu Kano International …

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Ghana Civil Aviation Authority to create a directive that would protect airline passengers

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is on the verge of creating a consumer protection directive that would protect the interests and welfare of airline passengers. The move would complement the Montreal Convention of 1999, which dealt with passenger rights and protection. The convention, which had been adapted into the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 906), is being applied to domestic operation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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European Aviation Safety Agency bans 83 airlines due to safety shortcomings

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has barred 83 airlines from five different African nations from flying to Europe because of weak control and oversight capacity. Blacklisted are carriers from Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Another nine companies from Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Rwanda and Korea were also prohibited from flying to Europe for severe shortcomings in safety regulations. Although not many of the …

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Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority grants seven carriers domestic route rights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Mozambique has granted domestic passenger traffic rights to seven airlines after a tender that was staged earlier in the year. At a press conference held at the capital city of Maputo, the regulator gave Ethiopian Airlines and its Southern African unit, Malawian Airlines, cabotage rights, while local operators including CFM – Transportes e Trabalhos Aéreos, TTA – Sociedade de Transporte e Trabalho Aéreo, and Solenta …

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