Airlink acquires 40% of FlyNamibia In Franchise Agreement

Airlink acquires 40% of FlyNamibia In Franchise Agreement

Southern Africa’s largest airline, SA-based Airlink has acquired an equity stake in FlyNamibia via a Franchise agreement. The airline in a statement, said, “We are acquiring a 40 percent strategic equity holding in privately-owned Windhoek-based FlyNamibia in an investment which will accelerate Namibia’s post-pandemic recovery and drive the expansion of efficient scheduled airline services to, from, and within Namibia. Through this venture, Airlink and FlyNamibia will support Namibia’s National Transport Policy vision by providing safe,…

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Controllers laud Pwajok over navaids infrastructure, want NAMA boss confirmed as substantive MD

Controllers laud Pwajok over navaids infrastructure, want NAMA boss confirmed as substantive MD

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has called on the Minster of Aviation, Hadi Sirika to accelerate the confirmation of the Acting Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Mr. Matthew Lawrence Pwajok as the substantive Managing Director/Chief executive of the agency. Speaking during his welcome address at the association’s 51st annual general meeting/conference which was held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the President of NATCA, Abayomi Agoro said his association was…

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Amid acute shortage, NAMA to employ 100 controllers

Amid acute shortage, NAMA to employ 100 controllers

Airports proliferation, others cause controllers’ shortage     Nigeria’s air traffic shortage may be a thing of the past as more than 100 controllers are to be engaged, this is coming as the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has concluded plans to arrest the dearth of air traffic controllers as the agency is set to recruit additional controllers. According to the agency, about 40 controller cadets are undergoing training at the Nigerian College of Aviation…

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Aviation Minister Shines, Bags ICAO ‘No Country Left Behind Initiative Award

Aviation Minister Shines, Bags ICAO ‘No Country Left Behind Initiative Award

Sirika Reiterates Nigeria’s Commitment To Aviation Development   By demonstrating the strong links between ICAO’s Strategic Objectives and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has successfully advocated for aviation to be viewed as a strategic tool in the economic development of States. Consequently, for championing the ‘No Country Left Behind’ which the UN introduced in 2014, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika has been recognised and honoured by…

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Aviation must meet ‘ambitious’ carbon targets: IATA

Aviation must meet ‘ambitious’ carbon targets: IATA

The aviation sector must meet “ambitious” goals enshrined in the Paris Climate Accords to reduce its carbon footprint, the head of an international air transport body said Tuesday. Delegates of the 193 member countries of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convene from Tuesday until October 7 at the Montreal headquarters of the UN agency for its 41st triennial assembly With air transport in the spotlight for its outsized role in the climate crisis, the…

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World Tourism Day: Tourism plays key role in economic dev’t, says Skal President, Olotu

World Tourism Day: Tourism plays key role in economic dev’t, says Skal President, Olotu

President, Skal International (Nigeria) Mr. Daisi Olotu has re-emphasised the importance of tourism as an effective tool for socio-economic development, adding that the tourism sector plays a key role as a driving force of economic development with a huge impact the industry can have in the different stages of economic development depends on the specific characteristics of each country. Olotu spoke at an occasion to mark this year’s 42nd World Tourism Day with the theme,…

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Taxes, Fees, Charges Hamper Africa’s Air Travel

Taxes, Fees, Charges Hamper Africa’s Air Travel

Astronomical airport charges, taxes, and all other sundry fees are hampering air travel in Africa, according to Asky Airlines Commercial Director, Mr. Nowel Ngala. He stated this in Lagos over the weekend, noting that those charges and others had led to the high cost of air travel in the region. He urged African governments to come together with a view to harmonising fares and charges. His words: “This issue of fees and charges keep on…

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Nigeria Air: Taking Shape After An Endless Wait

Nigeria Air: Taking Shape After An Endless Wait

Nigeria has tried unsuccessfully to set up a national airline. At a point, it looked like another exercise in futility, but the Nigeria Air project is presently sounding realistic and sets to launch in the next few weeks, writes WOLE SHADARE Huge fillip The Nigeria Air project is gaining currency and the detailed progression of the exercise by the Federal Government through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika to birth a new national carrier that…

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Qatar Airways Wins Skytrax“Airline of the Year” Award For Unprecedented Seventh Time

Qatar Airways Wins Skytrax“Airline of the Year” Award For Unprecedented Seventh Time

BagsThree Other Major Awards As the airline proudly celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022, Qatar Airways has been named “Airline of the Year” by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax, for an unprecedented seventh time.  At a glittering event in London earlier today, the leading global airline also took home three additional awards including World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining, and Best Airline in the Middle East. Qatar Airways has…

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NiMet’s assented bill to reposition agency for more efficiency, says Prof. Matazu

NiMet’s assented bill to reposition agency for more efficiency, says Prof. Matazu

The Director General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof Mansur Bako Matazu has said that the NiMet bill that was recently assented to by President Mohammadu Buhari will reposition NiMet and make the Agency effective and efficient. Matazu said this in his opening remarks at the beginning of a two-day training programme for Senior Management staff of NiMet organized in collaboration with the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria. “I am happy also to mention…

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