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Ghana, EgyptAir Sign MoU to Establish National Aviation Company

Ghanaian government and Egyptian flag carrier EgyptAir have signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a Ghanaian national aviation company with investments from both countries. The MoU aims to enable the Ghanaian side to benefit from EgyptAir’s vast experience, as Africa’s oldest air carrier that provides its services to more than 80 destinations around the …

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Ghana: All scheduled domestic flights cancelled over GCAA strike action

All domestic flights in Ghana have been cancelled, following a strike action by workers of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) over encroachment and perforating of underground cables at its La Wireless Station near the AU Village in Accra.According to the GCAA workers union, the downing of tools, which started at 3pm local time on …

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Nigeria begins new visa policy, fees

Nigerian government has approved the implementation of a New Visa Policy (NVP) and New Visa Fees, News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr Muhammad Babandede disclosed this in a statement by the Service Spokesman, Mr Sunday James on Thursday in Abuja.Babandede said that the implementation of the new visa …

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4.5 Million African Jobs at Risk due to COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the damage being done to the African aviation industry and on economies by the shutdown of air traffic owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened.According to new data published by the Air Transport Action Group of which IATA is a member, revealed that 4.5 million African jobs …

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African Airlines’ Traffic Falls By 90% – Report

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said African air travel fell by 90 per cent in August, with a forecasted 66% drop in global travels by 2020 compared to 2019 Daily Trust reports.The previous estimate was for a 63% decline.In its report on Tuesday, it said the 90.1% drop in African air travels was …

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MMIA Receives First International Flight after Five Months

After five months of shut down due to global pandemic, Covid-19. Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Saturday at exactly 2.30 pm received first International flight. The Middle East Airline (MEA), which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, made history as the first international flight to land anywhere in the country. As reported News Agency …

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Hadi Sirika

Nigeria: List of airlines banned from country’s airspace released

The Nigerian government made real her threat to retaliate against countries with unfriendly aviation policies last Thursday, when the country released approved airlines that would be allowed into Nigeria’s airspace, as international flights resume September 5. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, revealed the details during the media briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19. …

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Nigeria: Labour Congress declares support for aviation workers opposed to airports concession.

The Nigerian Labour Congress says the body is in full support of Aviation workers protesting against the plan by the Nigerian government to lease the four major airports in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt. In Lagos, the workers shut FAAN’s offices from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and marched on the General Aviation Terminal …

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Nigeria to ban stubborn air travellers for six months

The Nigerian Government has unequivocally declared that passengers, especially international ones, who fail to comply with the Covid-19 protocol put in place to allow the safe reopening of Nigeria’s airspace for international travels will be suspended from travelling for six months. The country’s airspace and airports were shut to flight operations in March to curb …

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Nigeria: Excitement as Enugu airport comes alive after one year

It was pure excitement and joy as  Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu reopened last Sunday for commercial flight, exactly one year and six days after it was closed for runway expansion and general rehabilitation. According to reports by guardian.ng, there was  loud drumming from several musical and cultural troupes as well as the long wait for the ceremony  to …

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