Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nigeria: NCAA Certifies Genesis Global Aviation for Commercial Helicopter Flights

Genesis Global Aviation Limited (GGAL) has received official clearance from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to become a formal player in the commercial helicopter space. Director of Operations, NCAA, Captain Abdullahi Sidi presented the...

Air Seychelles Receives New Aircraft

Air Seychelles has welcomed the first of two new Twin Otter DHC-6 400 aircraft into its domestic fleet. In late 2016, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles announced plans to undergo a major...

Oman Air Launches Nairobi Route

The national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, Oman Air is set to launch a new four times weekly flight from Muscat to Nairobi, Kenya starting March 27, 2017. “This new Oman Air route to...

Nigerian Court Issues Bench Warrant to Turkish Airline

A federal high Court in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, has issued a bench warrant against Turkish Airline for their refusal to appear before the court for the third time. The prosecution came as a...

Ethiopian Airline Wins African Cargo Airline of the Year Award

Ethiopian Airline, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has won the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award during the 2017 Air Cargo Africa Conference held in Johannesburg.  Air Cargo Africa 2017 has been organized...

Air France launches direct flights to Paris from Accra

Air France has launched direct flights from Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris to the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, as part of its efforts to increase services between Europe and Africa. Mr Jean-Marc Janaillac,...

Cross-border E-Commerce a Growth Rocket for Sub Saharan Africa Retailers – DHL Report

Cross-border online retail predicted to grow at twice the rate of domestic e-commerce (CAGR: 25%) until 2020 Retailers can grow 60% faster with a premium service offering DHL Express, the world’s leading international express...
Arik

Arik Gradually Stabilizes Operations, Commences Debt Repayment

Arik Airlines, Nigeria’s largest local carrier, recently taken over by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has within two weeks of the take-over commenced efforts to stabilise operations and repay outstanding debts which affected...
CBN

Nigeria: CBN Directs Banks to Retail Forex at Major Airports

Manufacturing sector retains priority status Deposits money banks in Nigeria have been directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to commence the sale of foreign exchange at major airports across the country, in...
Caterpillar

High Taxes Undermining Profitability of Nigerian Airlines – Operators

Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has disclosed that Nigerian airlines pay over N10 billion on taxes annually, according to recent estimates, lamenting that the huge taxes undermine profitability and threaten their ability to maintain...