Emirates Appoints New Regional Manager for West Africa


Dubai based Gulf Carrier, Emirates has appointed Afzal Parambil as regional manager for West Africa, effective immediately. Emirates SVP commercial operations for Africa Orhan Abbas said Nigeria is an important market for Emirates. Mr Parambil will oversee cargo and airport …

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Iberia Airlines Announces Johannesburg Route, Suspends Lagos, Accra and Istanbul Routes


Iberia Airlines, Spanish flag carrier, has suspended its flights to Istanbul, a major city in Turkey, owing to low demand. Reputed as Spain’s largest airline, Iberia also plans to suspend flights to Nigeria from May 12, 2016 and Ghana from May 17, …

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Air Maroc Set To Commence Intra-West Africa Flights In March


Royal Air Maroc will begin Fifth Freedom flights in West Africa later next month with the launch of a 3x weekly Accra-Monrovia Roberts-Freetown return service. Operations commence from March 15 and are on-board a B737-700 based out of the Ghanaian …

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Arik Air Reshuffles Its West African Flight Services


Nigerian carrier Arik Air is adjusting operations in West Africa, which will commence in late-February 2016 and mid-March 2016. Planned changes are as below: Dakar effective 22FEB16 Lagos – Abidjan – Dakar 4 weekly service, replacing 3 weekly Lagos – …

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Arik Air Increases Accra and Monrovia Flight Service


Nigerian carrier Arik Air starting yesterday (13DEC15) will increase operations on Lagos – Accra – Monrovia route, where it’ll place a 4th weekly frequency, on board Boeing 737 aircraft. Planned schedule as follow: W3302 LOS0720 – 0720ACC0805 – 1005ROB 737 x246 …

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Brussels Airlines launches service to Accra


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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South African Airways To Commence Abuja Johannesburg Route In January 2016


SAA is to commence flights to a second entry point in Nigeria in January 2016, namely the capital of Abuja. Adding a second gateway to the existing daily service to Lagos materially strengthens SAA’s position in West Africa, and follows …

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Ghanaian President Stresses Importance of Tourism in Africa


Ghana’s President Dramani Mahama emphasized the importance Africa places on the potential of tourism to accelerate the development of its economies. According to Mr Mahama, tourism in Ghana is a major foreign exchange earner, contributing 4.7% of GDP. Through a number …

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GACL: Airline Partnerships Will Help Development of Ghana As West African Preferred Aviation Hub


Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) CEO Charles Asare stated the company’s partnership with South African Airways and Africa World Airlines will help the development of Ghana as preferred aviation hub for the West African region. South African Airways launched four …

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Lufthansa Plans Frankfurt-Accra Service Suspension


German Airlines Lufthansa says it will end its operations in Ghana by the end of this month. The German carrier is expected to undertake its last flight out of Accra on October 24. The Airline’s sister firm, Brussels Airlines, is …

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