Africa’s cargo volume decreases 8.3% -IATA

Africa’s cargo volume decreases 8.3% -IATA

African airlines saw cargo volumes decrease by 8.3% in October 2022 compared to October 2021. This was a significant decrease in the growth recorded the previous month (0.1%). Capacity was 7.4% below October 2021 levels. This was revealed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its released data for October 2022 global air cargo markets showing that headwinds continue to affect air cargo demand. According to the clearing house for global airlines, Global demand, measured…

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Former SAA airplanes find ‘sanctuary’ in Nigeria, others under lease pact

Former SAA airplanes find ‘sanctuary’ in Nigeria, others under lease pact

Rush for aircraft for Yuletide heightens   Several planes hitherto used by South African Airways have ended up in Nigeria and other places and other places with Air Peace leasing one of the Airbus aircraft recently as part of the two aircraft leased for a short period as a result of the dearth of airplanes in its fleet. Airlines in various parts of the world are resuming an ever-growing number of routes that were suspended…

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Nigerian Airlines: Evaluating Cost Effectiveness Of Lease Rentals

Nigerian Airlines: Evaluating Cost Effectiveness Of Lease Rentals

The rush Every year, and most especially as the year begins to come to an end, many airline operators are in frenzy about how to cater to their travelers. During this period, many operators engage in the acquisition of aircraft either by outright purchase, which is rare at this clime or through the lease. The popular mode of acquisition, which is popular amongst airline operators in Nigeria, is either through wet lease or dry lease…

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Aging Workforce Threatens Aviation Sector–DG, NCAA

Aging Workforce Threatens Aviation Sector–DG, NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has highlighted the high rate of aging professionals in the aviation industry and called for the quick implementation of succession plans by young professionals in all areas of the aviation value chain. A new army of expatriates has swarmed the industry like locusts, with the attendant huge personnel costs to airlines and effects on the economy through capital flight. Unless urgent steps are taken, experts posit, the industry will…

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Kenya Airways: Cash rich foreign investor wanted

Kenya Airways: Cash rich foreign investor wanted

The principal secretary nominee of the National treasury has proposed the sale of the national airline Kenya Airways to a ‘cash-rich foreign investor’ in a bid to return the carrier to profitability. Speaking at a Departmental Committee on Finance and Planning on November 14, 2022, Kiptoo said that a strategic investor with a solid financial position would inject capital and offer management expertise in the next step of restructuring for Kenya Airways. “It is time…

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Kenya Airways Capitalises on SAATM, AfCFTA, Introduces New Services Between Ghana, Senegal

Kenya Airways Capitalises on SAATM, AfCFTA, Introduces New Services Between Ghana, Senegal

National carrier Kenya Airways has announced the introduction of a new service between Accra and Dakar effective December 11, 2022. Kenya Airways will become the only carrier to offer this connection and is expected to tap into the travel demand from corporate travelers, traders as well as leisure travelers between Ghana and Senegal. According to the East African carrier, the bigger picture was to support the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) and the African…

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BA loyalty members to get Avios on any ride

BA loyalty members to get Avios on any ride

Uber users will soon be able to collect Avios on every journey they take by car, coach, or train booked via the Uber app, by simply linking their British Airways Executive Club and Uber accounts. From later this month, members of the airline’s loyalty programme will be eligible to collect one Avios for every £1 spent on any ride, whether that be by car, coach or train, booked on the Uber app in the UK….

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Imperative of proposed aerotropolis for Lagos airport

Imperative of proposed aerotropolis for Lagos airport

Whatever the argument is, the truth is that Lagos airport as it is today cannot be ranked favourably with some of its peers in many parts of the world. Successive governments have promised to deliver on how to make Lagos airport rank alongside OR Tambo, Bole International Airport, Mohammed V Airport, and Casablanca but that has not come to fruition. Many hope that the planned aerotropolis of Lagos airport whether now or in the future…

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How critical stakeholders’ partnership paves way for safety, quality accident investigations-Olateru

How critical stakeholders’ partnership paves way for safety, quality accident investigations-Olateru

Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru said its partnership with various industry stakeholders has continued to play a critical role in promoting aviation safety through quality investigations and timely publication of reports. Olateru, an aircraft engineer equally assured of the agency’s resolve to double efforts towards enhancing aviation safety in Africa and beyond through quality investigations of air mishaps. He made the disclosure on Monday at the conclusion of the week-long workshops organised by…

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NAMA to train airspace managers on global air navigation plan

NAMA to train airspace managers on global air navigation plan

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has concluded arrangements to train Airspace Managers across all airports in Nigeria on Global Air Navigation Plan. This, according to the agency is targeted at equipping them with global trends in strategic air traffic management and also building their capacity for seamless airspace operations in their various domains. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Global Air Navigation Plan (Doc 9750) is ICAO’s highest-level air navigation strategic document. It also serves…

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