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FNB partners with NAS to operate new lounge at Maputo International Airport

Posted 19 June 2017

First National Bank (FNB) of South Africa has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) to operate a new departure lounge at the Maputo International Airport for the next five years. The agreement also includes an additional five year renewal option.

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Safety changes to flying drones and small unmanned aircraft implemented on St Helena

Posted 13 June 2017

A change has been implemented to where and when Small Unmanned Aircraft or SUAs (also known as Drones, UAVs, Quadcoptors, and model aircraft) can be flown on St Helena.

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Ethiopian to inaugurate its new Cargo Terminal-II

Posted 12 June 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the inauguration of its state of the art Cargo Terminal-II during the Second ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum which Ethiopian is hosting from 27th to 29th June, 2017.

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Air BP takes over the management and operation of fuel services at Cape Town International

Posted 12 June 2017

Air BP has taken over the management and operation of fuel services at Cape Town International Airport, South Africa.

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Commercial air services to St Helena

Posted 9 June 2017

SHG has announced that SA Airlink has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the provision of a scheduled commercial air service to St Helena.

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London Gatwick celebrates arrival of first RwandAir flight

Posted 31 May 2017

London Gatwick welcomed the touchdown of the first direct flight between Rwanda and the UK on May 26 with a water arch as the aircraft taxied to the gate at the airport's North Terminal.

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Revamped EgyptAir duty-free shopping zones to open at TB2

Posted 31 May 2017

Egypt Tourism (Karnak) and Duty-Free Company will open a new revamped duty-free shopping, food and beverage outlets at the New Administrative Capital and Sphinx international airports by the coming fiscal year 2017/2018.

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Cape Town's new runway is a step closer to being realised

Posted 31 May 2017

The Department of Environmental Affairs has notified Cape Town International Airport that it has authorised the proposed runway realignment and associated infrastructure planned for the airport.

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ATC towers arrive at Libya's Miitiga Airport

Posted 24 May 2017

Italian airport solutions company ENAV has delivered the first of two air traffic control towers that will be installed at the Mitiga Airport in Libya as part of an ongoing infrastructure revamp project, reports Oscar Nkala.

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Future travel is theme at SITA IT summit

Posted 24 May 2017

Aviation IT specialist, SITA, rolled out several community innovation demos with an eye toward the future at this year's Air Transport IT Summit being held in Barcelona. These forward-looking innovations are part of SITA's 2016 multi-million

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Namibia's Hosea Kutako tender is back in play

Posted 22 May 2017

The Namibian government says it has restarted a 'transparent and cost-sensitive' tendering process for the expansion of the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) which stalled in March after a Supreme Court ruling which nullified the

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Entebbe upgraded radar

Posted 20 May 2017

Entebbe Airport has seen an upgrade of its radar system to become ADS-B capable and will be able to use next generation systems including data links.

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Tanzania's Dodoma Airport to operate 24 hours

Posted 12 May 2017

Dodoma Airport has opened a 24-hour domestic and international flights operation, just months after embarking on a 12 billion/- renovation plan, reports Algeria Business Info.

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Zambia Airports Corporation records positive results

Posted 8 May 2017

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) recorded a positive growth for the first quarter of 2017; Passenger numbers increased by 5% when compared to the same period last year. A total of 351,942 general passenger movements were

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First quarter ends on strong note for passenger traffic

Posted 4 May 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a

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SITA says airport baggage handling is getting better

Posted 4 May 2017

According to the SITA Baggage Report 2017, released today, the rate of mishandled bags was 5.73 bags per thousand passengers in 2016, down 12.25% from the previous year and the lowest ever recorded.

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Airports Company South Africa sees general decline in passenger figures

Posted 2 May 2017

Airports Company South Africa has said overall passenger growth in the first quarter of 2017 was subdued, with total arrivals up by a marginal 0.8% and departures increasing by 1.3%.

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Botswana terminal takes next step towards 2020 vision

Posted 27 April 2017

The Government of Botswana says the construction of a temporary terminal building at Maun International Airport will be completed in May this year, although the rest of the infrastructure expansion project is due to be completed in

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Ethiopian to celebrate reopening of Abuja Airport with Airbus A350-900

Posted 18 April 2017

Ethiopian Airlines is to inaugurate the reopening of the Abuja Airport with its Airbus A350-900.

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George Airport gets go ahead to accommodate larger aircraft

Posted 11 April 2017

George Airport in the Western Cape has received exemption from the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACCA) to upgrade from a CAT 7 aerodrome to a CAT 8 aerodrome.

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Cologne Bonn adds third Moroccan link

Posted 10 April 2017

Cologne Bonn Airport will add Agadir to its network.

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Libya appoints ENAV for Mitiga Airport works

Posted 4 April 2017

The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) has contracted Italian company Enav to construct the control tower and technical buildings at the Mitiga International Airport (MIA) just outside the capital Tripoli, reports Oscar Nkala.

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NAS secures ISAGO certification for Abidjan

Posted 4 April 2017

National Aviation Services (NAS) has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification for its Abidjan operations. The NAS Abidjan ISAGO certification highlights the company's ongoing commitment to safety and

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Zimbabwe seeks Chinese funding for Harare Intl. Airport upgrade and expansion

Posted 23 March 2017

Zimbabwe has approached the Chinese Import Export Bank (Exim) asking for an undisclosed loan amount to fund the planned upgrading and expansion of the Harare International Airport. By Oscar Nkala

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UK government restrict electronic items on flights from Egypt and Tunisia

Posted 23 March 2017

The UK government has announced changes to aviation security measures on selected inbound flights to the UK that restrict the size of electronic items that may be carried by passengers in the cabin.

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Casablanca and Cairo hit by US portable electronics ban

Posted 21 March 2017

The US Department of Homeland Security is to implement a ban of passengers carrying personal electronic devices flying from key North African airports of Casablanca and Cairo.

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South Africa dominates Skytrax African airports listings

Posted 15 March 2017

South Africa dominated the Slkytrax awards for the best African airports at a ceremony in Amsterdam.

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Rockwell Collins introduces ARINC cMUSE

Posted 15 March 2017

Rockwell Collins has introduced ARINC cMUSETM, the company's next generation cloud-native Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS) designed to provide an affordable and flexible check-in system for airports.

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ACSA and Munich extend partnership deal

Posted 14 March 2017

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and Germany's Munich Airport have announced extensions to their sister agreement partnership which began in 2015.

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ACI World Assembly to take place in Mauritius

Posted 9 March 2017

Airports Council International (ACI) World has announced the theme, date and location of the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, It will be y hosted by Airports of Mauritius (AML) and take place from

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ACUNIS builds cargo terminal at Nairobi airport

Posted 9 March 2017

Logistics services provider Mitchell Cotts has expanded its capacity at the Nairobi airport, Kenya.

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New gateway to a world of wonder

Posted 8 March 2017

Plans are under way to diversify Zambia's economy away from copper mining by developing the aviation and tourism industries. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

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Why the remotest idea is a good one…

Posted 28 February 2017

With Africa predicted to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, the pressure on its aviation infrastructure is set to grow. Jon Lake reports.

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Airports Company South Africa sharpens focus on infrastructure for air cargo

Posted 27 February 2017

Airports Company South Africa is ramping up its efforts to support growth of air cargo traffic with initiatives that will ease congestion and expand warehouse space in the short term and infrastructure

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Istanbul New Airport set tobe huge job creator

Posted 24 February 2017

With an estimated investment of 10.25 billion euros, Istanbul New Airport is not only the largest infrastructure project in Turkey's history, it will also be a massive job creator.

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Senegal's international airport to open in December 2017

Posted 17 February 2017

Initially planned to open in December 2015, the launch of Senegal's Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) is now scheduled for Q4 2017.

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South Africa largest airports among the ten most punctual in the world

Posted 16 February 2017

Airports Company South Africa recently achieved a historic milestone where three of its international gateways have been ranked amongst the ten most punctual airports in the world.

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Nigeria suffering as Ghana gets it right

Posted 9 February 2017

Chukwu Emeke turns the spotlight on Ghana's emerging hub status.

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Ghana to open new domestic airports at Ho and Wa

Posted 23 January 2017

Two new domestic airports are set to open in Ghana, as part of the government's plan to ensure each of the country's ten regions has an airport, reports ch-aviation.

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Abuja runway closure pushed back to late 1Q17

Posted 6 January 2017

Plans to temporarily close Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport have been pushed back to March 8, 2017, reports ch-aviation.

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Malawi's Kamuzu International Airport trains police in aviation security

Posted 30 December 2016

Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) Police has trained 22 new police officers to step up aviation security at the airport in Malawi.

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Uganda to get second International Airport

Posted 21 December 2016

Uganda is set to have a second international airport, Kabaale International Airport, thanks to a joint venture between a UK based company Colas and local company SBC Uganda that are set to spear head the construction process.

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Cape Town International welcomes additional direct flights from London Gatwick

Posted 21 December 2016

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) has welcomed the arrival of Thomas Cook Airlines' inaugural flight from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cape Town.

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Security increasing priority for tech investments by World's Airports

Posted 21 December 2016

Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security with 50% rating it a high priority, up from 37% last year.

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ENGIE and Thales will link Dakar to its new airport with a new express train

Posted 15 December 2016

Works on the Regional Express Train which will link the capital of Senegal to its new international airport has officially opened in Dakar.

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Why it's new fun times at the airpark

Posted 30 November 2016

Githae Mwaniki looks at the rise and rise of Kenya's Orly Airpark.

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Upgrade on Entebbe

Posted 22 November 2016

With fast-increasing passenger and cargo traffic at Entebbe International Airport, the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has embarked on a multi-billion dollar plan to expand the country's only international airport. Muheebwa Hillary reports.

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Kufrah in Libya reopens to commercial traffic

Posted 17 November 2016

Kufrah, in south eastern Libya, has reopened to commercial traffic following almost a year-long closure, reports ch-aviation.

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Maseko: man on a mission

Posted 15 November 2016

South Africa's largest airport operator is on a mission and its CEO explains to Keith Mwanalushi the implications of doing business outside its borders and his response to how airports should deal with the growing threat of terrorism.

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O R Tambo International implements Smart Security checkpoint

Posted 9 November 2016

Johannesburg's O R Tambo International Airport has become the first African airport to implement the Smart Security checkpoint.

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Rwandair gets ISAGO certification for Kigali ground service team

Posted 8 November 2016

RwandAir, has achieved certification of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and following the IATA audit is now a certified ground service provider (GSP) under the ISAGO registry for two years until July

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Zambia airports see increase in arrivals

Posted 4 November 2016

Zambia Airports Corporation has said the country's airports have seen an increase in passenger traffic in 2016 by 1.3 per cent compared with 2015.

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Parliament of Ghana approves development of Kumasi Airport development

Posted 4 November 2016

The Parliament of Ghana has approved two financial contracts totalling 72.8 million Euros for the development of Kumasi International Airport.

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St Helena receives repeat approval

Posted 26 October 2016

Another milestone for St Helena Airport was achieved today, as Air Safety Support International (ASSI) issued a second Aerodrome Certificate to St Helena Airport - having been satisfied that the Airport infrastructure, aviation security measures and

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FAAN chief becomes new ACI Africa president

Posted 26 October 2016

Saleh Dunoma, the managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has been elected president of Airports Council International (ACI), Africa region, at the 25th ACI-Africa annual assembly in Maputo, Mozambique.

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St Helena witnesses another successful jet arrival

Posted 26 October 2016

An Avro RJ100 jet aircraft operated by Tronos Jet Maintenance and carrying two Atlantic Star Airlines personnel, successfully conducted a technical stop at St Helena Airport last Friday as part of a delivery flight to a customer in

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Real-time tracking of bags to save air transport industry $3 billion

Posted 21 October 2016

The global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which can accurately track passengers' baggage in real time across key points in the journey, can enable the air transport industry to

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Avro RJ100 jet expected to land at St Helena Airport today

Posted 21 October 2016

An Avro RJ100 jet aircraft, operated by Tronos Jet Maintenance and carrying Atlantic Star Airlines personnel, is scheduled to fly to Wideawake Airport, Ascension Island, and then to St Helena Airport today, 21 October 2016.

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Increased technology demanded to improve experience in latest passenger survey

Posted 18 October 2016

Air passengers are demanding better access to technology to improve their travel experience according to a new survey from the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

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St Helena Airport continues to work on wind shear problem

Posted 13 October 2016

Technical work is continuing at St Helena Airport to mitigate the challenges of wind shear.

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NAC to launch of new charter lounge and VIP facility at Lanseria Airport

Posted 5 October 2016

National Airways Corporation (NAC) has announced its charter facility will be launched at the end of November 2016.

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ACI supports airports stopping transportation of illegal wildlife products

Posted 29 September 2016

The Airports Council International (ACI) has expressed its commitment of airports joining the effort to stop transportation of illegal wildlife products.

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Airports looking to boost IT investment

Posted 28 September 2016

Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security with 50% rating it a high priority, up from 37% last year. This is according to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey, the extensive annual study of IT trends within

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Transparency key to any privatisation

Posted 27 September 2016

Chukwu Emeke talks to the experts to explore privatisation options for Nigeria's airports.

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Airports Company South Africa – driving new frontiers for sustainable growth

Posted 26 September 2016

Airports Company South Africa reported revenue growth of 6.8% to R8.3 billion in the year ended 31 March 2016, driven by the introduction of new routes, growth in passenger numbers and strong performance in

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Birthing pains for island's new airport

Posted 24 September 2016

The airport on St Helena – the small island in the south Atlantic around 1,200 miles off Africa's west coast – is becoming operational. But, as Samantha Wellard reports, the project has not always gone without a hitch.

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Ethiopian Airlines sign MoU with Guangdong Airport Authorities

Posted 23 September 2016

Ethiopian Airlines signed Cooperative an MoU with Guangdong Airport Authorities in areas of increasing passenger flight frequency, launching new routes and joint promotion of Ethiopia cargo for additional frequency

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Handling a new idea in Ethiopia

Posted 22 September 2016

Kaleyesus Bekele looks at the impact made at Ethiopia's Addis Ababa Bole International Airport by ICAS, the first private ground-handling company.

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As airports improve, Kenya ponders the oversight problem

Posted 18 September 2016

Airport improvements are being completed throughout Kenya. However, as Githae Mwaniki explains, there are still worries over the country's oversight regulation policy.

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South African Airways trials baggage project at O.R. Tambo International

Posted 14 September 2016

South African Airways (SAA) and the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) have started a project where passengers on domestic flights will be tagging their own baggage at the Self-Service Bag counters.

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There's no place like Lomé…

Posted 13 September 2016

Lomé aspires to become regional hub with a new state-of-the-art passenger terminal, as Kaleyesus Bekele discovers.

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Contract awarded for Rwanda's new international airport

Posted 2 September 2016

Rwanda's new international airport at Bugesera has taken a major step forward with the contract signing yesterday for the construction of the first phase.

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Workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria stage protest

Posted 24 August 2016

Workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) embarked on a peaceful protest this week across some states of the federation over the plan by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to concession the four

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Air Seychelles domestic operations resume normal schedule

Posted 22 August 2016

Air Seychelles has resumed all scheduled domestic flights between Mahé and Praslin on Saturday.

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Air Seychelles relocates sales office at Seychelles International Airport

Posted 18 August 2016

Air Seychelles has relocated its sales office at the Seychelles International Airport as part of the airport development programme underway through the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA).

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Entebbe International Airport to receive five new international airlines

Posted 16 August 2016

The Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda has said Entebbe International Airport will soon receive five new passenger international airlines.

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Tanzania's Dodoma Airport is now 80% complete

Posted 11 August 2016

Tanzania's Dodoma Airport is now 80% complete and expected to be finished by the end of August.

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Zimbabwe sees an increase in air passenger and traffic movement

Posted 10 August 2016

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has reported it expects a further increase of passenger traffic.

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Namibia Airports Company extends aerodrome licenses at two airports

Posted 5 August 2016

Namibia Airports Company has extended its aerodrome licences for Hosea Kutako International Airport and Ondangwa Airport.

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ACSA launches aviation barometer to track movements

Posted 29 July 2016

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has launched its inaugural 'Aviation Barometer', a quarterly indicator of air traffic movements through its nine airports. The barometer will provide a snapshot of the state of air traffic

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St Helena Airport continues to battle wind shear problem

Posted 28 July 2016

Technical staff are continuing to work at St Helena Airport to mitigate the challenges of wind shear.

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Calibration flight arrives at St Helena Airport

Posted 21 July 2016

A Beechcraft King Air aircraft arrived at St Helena Airport yesterday, operated by TAB Charters.

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Mandera Airport cleared to begin construction

Posted 19 July 2016

The Kenyan High Court has cleared the construction of an airport in Mandera at Sh608 million (USD5.9 million).

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Object on Julius Nyerere International Airport runway blamed for burst Oman Air tire

Posted 18 July 2016

An Oman Air aircraft suffered a burst tire when landing at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, over the weekend.

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Juba International Airport reopens for evacuation flights

Posted 18 July 2016

Juba International Airport has reopened after a two-day closure caused by violence in the city.

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Andersen appointed to key role at KAA

Posted 16 July 2016

Norwegian, Jonny Andersen has been appointed as the new chief executive of Kenya Airports Authority on a three year contract.

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Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport opens

Posted 7 July 2016

Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport has opened, with Nouakchott International Airport closing to all traffic.

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Sixth flight departs St Helena Airport

Posted 29 June 2016

The sixth flight to depart from St Helena has taken off successfully.

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Cape Town Airport wins overall at Routes African 2016 Marketing Awards

Posted 29 June 2016

Cape Town Airport has been announced as the winner of the Routes Africa edition of the Routes 2016 Marketing Awards.

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Nigerian airports will run efficiently without privatisation

Posted 15 June 2016

Nigerian airports have the potential to be self-sufficient if run properly, former director of Engineering Services, Mohammed Sadiq, has said.

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Governor addresses rumours around St Helena Airport

Posted 13 June 2016

Governor, Lisa Phillips, has spoken out to address the delayed public opening of St Helena Airport.

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Privatising Nigerian airports will lead to job loss

Posted 9 June 2016

The privatisation of four Nigerian airports will lead to job losses according to stakeholder and publisher of Aviation Safety and Security, Alhaji Abdulyakeem Umar.

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Two airlines pull flights to Nigeria over fund restrictions

Posted 9 June 2016

Two international airlines have suspended flights to Nigerian airports over governmental fund restrictions.

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FAA inspectors in Nairobi for category 1 audit

Posted 27 May 2016

FAA inspectors are in Nairobi performing a category 1 audit to determine if the can grant Kenya category 1 status.

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Emirates opens new lounge at Cape Town International Airport

Posted 23 May 2016

Emirates' premium and loyal customers can now look forward to even greater levels of comfort, hospitality and convenience with the opening of the airline's new two-level premium lounge at the Cape Town International

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Swissport International wins license for four FBOs in Morocco

Posted 23 May 2016

Swissport Executive Aviation, a business line of Swissport International has won of the ONDA (Morocco National Airport Authority) FBO tender and will launch the first FBO product at Moroccan airports.

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Jetex wins license for five FBOs in Morocco

Posted 20 May 2016

Following its award of a license in the Moroccan National Airports Authority (ONDA) FBO tender, Jetex will launch five new fixed base operator (FBO) facilities in Casablanca Mohammed V, Marrakech Menara, Rabat-Salé, Agadir-Al

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The Ghana Aviation Industry Awards to be held in July

Posted 17 May 2016

The Ghana Aviation Industry Awards will be held on July 31, with the entries extended to May 31.

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Solar power plant at Kimberley Airport is now open

Posted 17 May 2016

Airports Company South Africa has launched its second solar power plant at Kimberley Airport, demonstrating its strive towards sustainability.

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St Helena Airport achieves Aerodrome Certification

Posted 13 May 2016

St Helena Airport has been granted its Aerodrome Certificate from Air Safety Support International (ASSI).

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London Gatwick celebrates arrival of first RwandAir flight

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Botswana terminal takes next step towards 2020 vision

The Government of Botswana says the construction of a temporary terminal building at Maun International Airport will be completed in May this year, although the rest of the infrastructure expansion project is due to be completed in

Air BP takes over the management and operation of fuel services at Cape Town International

Air BP has taken over the management and operation of fuel services at Cape Town International Airport, South Africa.

Airports Company South Africa sees general decline in passenger figures

Airports Company South Africa has said overall passenger growth in the first quarter of 2017 was subdued, with total arrivals up by a marginal 0.8% and departures increasing by 1.3%.

First quarter ends on strong note for passenger traffic

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a year

ATC towers arrive at Libya's Miitiga Airport

Italian airport solutions company ENAV has delivered the first of two air traffic control towers that will be installed at the Mitiga Airport in Libya as part of an ongoing infrastructure revamp project, reports Oscar Nkala.

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