Monthly Archives: October 2015

Brussels Airlines launches service to Accra

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Brussels Airlines commenced services between Brussels and Accra on 26 October. The 5,052-kilometre sector will operate four times weekly facing no direct competition. Cutting the cake and ribbon in Brussels are: Yaw Bimpong, Ambassador for Ghana to Belgium; Arnaud Feist, …

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Flydubai Makes Asmara Debut

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As reported earlier in the year, flydubai’s inaugural flight has arrived in the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara. Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai chief executive Officer said: “The addition of Asmara to our network reflects our commitment to enhancing air connectivity …

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Arik Air Increases Lagos Douala Flight Frequency

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Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline, has increased frequency on the Lagos to Douala via Cotonou route from four to six weekly flights. The new schedule is aimed at further enhancing connectivity in the West Coast. The flights …

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Nigerian Aviation Industry Contributes 0.4% To GDP – Phillips Consulting

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A report by Lagos based leading consulting firm, Phillips Consulting titled ‘The 2015 Domestic Aviation Survey Report’ has revealed the aviation industry contributes $940 million (N184.7 billion), which is an equivalent of 0.4% to Nigeria’s overall GDP and supports 254,500 …

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NAHCO Takes Over Management of Warri Airport

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Ground handling services provider nahco Aviance has taken over the running of Osubi Airport in Warri, Delta State. The airport is owned by Shoreline Group. The company,  according to its spokesman, Tayo Ajakaye,  is implementing the letters of a Memorandum of …

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Astral Aviation Reviews Planned Hubs in Lagos and Johannesburg

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Astral Aviation CEO Sanjeev Gadhia said the airline postponed plans to establish regional hubs in Johannesburg and Lagos due to market conditions. Mr Gadhia said the carrier will reconsider Lagos due to decreased oil prices and noted weakened imports to …

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FG To Expedite Works At New Owerri Cargo Terminal

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Ministry of Aviation permanent secretary Hajia Binta Bello said the Federal Government will expedite construction of the new cargo terminal at Owerri Sam Mbakwe Airport. Contractors for the project are currently awaiting delivery of construction materials. The terminal is designed …

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Boeing President Calls for Alliances and Mergers In Africa

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Boeing International president Marc Allen called for African carriers to rationalize operations through alliances and mergers, noting discussions on the issue in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Mr Allen said, “Africa needs to open its space for people to traverse …

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Arik Air Plans Revision of Scheduled CRJ1000 Aircraft To Angola

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Nigerian carrier Arik Air has revised planned CRJ1000 aircraft to Angola for Northern winter 2015/16 season. Planned CRJ1000 operation has been revised, which now begins from 15DEC15 to 13JAN16.   The airline previously planned to operate CRJ1000 aircraft from 25OCT15 …

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LATAM Airlines Group Plans African Market Debut In 2016

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TAM Linhas Aéreas (JJ, São Paulo Congonhas) is planning to commence scheduled passenger flights to South Africa later next year in a move that will see the LATAM Airlines Group making its African debut. The Group said in a statement …

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