Nigeria Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika has announced that contractors for the Enugu Airport construction has returned to work.
He said via his social media handle that “We announce our full remobilization to Enugu despite COVID lockdown. Even with challenges like heavy rains, opening up of quarries and bitumen sources … Read More
Ethiopia plans to commence building Africa’s largest airport at $5 billion within six months.
The new airport will be 70 kilometers from the existing Bole International Airport in the capital Addis Ababa, and can handle as many as 100 million passengers yearly. This expansion would elevate Ethiopia to compete … Read More
The new modern airport is to meet the needs of the region and encourage it’s fast going economy.
The Ministry of Aviation is requesting 3,000 acres of land for the construction of the new modern airport. The new airport will receive larger planes and serve the oil and gas community … Read More
Kenya government considering full ownership of Kenya airways to effectively ward off competition from other state-owned airlines in Africa.
According to the Transport Principal Secretary Esther Koimett; the Kenyan government is considering taking back full ownership of Kenya Airways which is its national carrier. The full ownership of Kenya Airways … Read More
Chad Republic and Ethiopian airlines recently signed an agreement to launch a new national carrier for Chad by October 1st.
Chad republic through its Chad’s Civil Aviation Authority have sign an agreement with Ethiopian airlines for a new national carrier in Chad.
International Air Transport Association ranks Ethiopian Airlines as … Read More
The Minister of State for Aviation proposed national airline for Nigeria would be unveiled before the end of the year.
Mr Sirika, a former pilot, gave the assurance while receiving the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for the establishment of the airline from Chidi Izuwah, the Director General, Infrastructure … Read More
Zanzibar government to upgrade Pemba Airport.
The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, through it’s Vice President Seif Ali Iddi, said the Pemba Airport will undergo a major upgrade to be able to accommodate bigger planes and handle international flights.
There is no information for the cost of the upgrade yet. But … Read More
Expansion works ongoing at Bole International Airport, Ethiopia.
The first phase expansion of the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is already ongoing. After completion of the phase 1 expansion work, the Airport will commence operation by June 2018. The whole expansion project will come to completion by the … Read More
Air Tanzania plans flights to Kenya and the rest of East Africa.
Mr Ladislaus Matindi, Managing director, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), have revealed the company’s plan to start flying to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Matindi said this during the company workers’ congress. He also added that all the … Read More
Afreximbank pledges to support Africa’s Aviation sector
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in partnership with the Russian Export Center (REC), embarked on a five-day roadshow. The road show took place in Nairobi, Kenya, through Kampala, Lagos, Abuja and Bamako. This event is part of efforts of the organizing bodies to … Read More
Pan-African bank Afreximbank set aside US$20bn to support Aviation in Africa
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) yesterday unveiled a special credit facility for airlines and governments seeking funds to buy Russian-made commercial aircraft.
Global head of client relations for the bank, Rene Awambeng said it struck a deal with Russian Export … Read More
Nigeria to remodel major airports in the nation.
The Federal Government said yesterday that Nigerian airports will start wearing a new look with the plans to construct five new terminal buildings across the nation’s airports to make them align with international standards.
Minister of Aviation Mrs. Fidelia Njeze said this … Read More
Dana Air named as one of the top 50 brands for 2017.
At the Brands Nigeria Leadership Forum recently held in Lagos, Dana Air was named among the top 50 brands in 2017, for its innovations, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), popularity, national spread and online engagement. This is the the … Read More
Air Côte D’Ivoire secures €98m loan and €17.06m Partial Risk Guarantee for its expansion program
The Board of Directors of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group have approved a total of €98m loan for Air Côte D’Ivoire to enable the airline expand its operations. The loan consists of a €51.16 million … Read More
Experts project US$50 billion in the next 30 years can make Nigeria the Aviation Hub for West and Central Africa.
CEO of RTC Advisory Services and expert in the aviation industry, Opeyemi Agbaje, during a presentation at the Colloquium 2017, Vision 2050 for Aviation Industry held in Lagos said, for … Read More
Kenyan airlines have just been awarded Africa’s leading airline award again
At the just concluded World travel awards held at an Africa Gala Ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda, the national carrier for Kenya, Kenya Airways was lauded as Africa’s leading airline. The flyer who is experiencing a U-turn after years of … Read More