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Tanzania’s Airlines struggling Due To Financial Crunch

Tanzania Airports Authority has confirmed that air transport, both passenger and cargo traffic fell in the past two years despite an increase in aircraft movements. According to TAA, passenger traffic decreased by 1.7 per cent in 2016, falling to 3.4 million during the same year, while the total transported cargo volume declined by 18 per Read more about Tanzania’s Airlines struggling Due To Financial Crunch[…]

Almost 250 Ghanaian School Children In Road Fatalities In 2017

  Two hundred and forty-one schoolchildren were killed in road crashes from January to September 2017, the Director for Research at the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mr Martin Afram, has said. The number represents a 11.7 per cent reduction compared to the same period last year when 273 children were killed. The children, who Read more about Almost 250 Ghanaian School Children In Road Fatalities In 2017[…]

Injuries Confirmed After Train Derails in Ghana’s Capital Accra

Latest reports confirms at least three people have been injured after a train derailed near Tesano in Accra today. The cause of the accident is not yet known but rumors abound that the nature of the tracks might have played a part in the derailment. The train, which is run by the national railway company, Read more about Injuries Confirmed After Train Derails in Ghana’s Capital Accra[…]

ASKY Airlines Resume Freetown, Monrovia And Banjul Flights

West African airline, ASKY is to resume flights to  Monrovia, Freetown and Banjul from the beginning of November. Business Class passengers will be entitled to a special luggage allowance of 50kg and  Economy Class passengers will get a boost in luggage allowance of 40 kg. The Togo-based airline is a pan-African airline that was created Read more about ASKY Airlines Resume Freetown, Monrovia And Banjul Flights[…]

Ethiopian Aviation Professionals Graduation

The Ethiopian Aviation Academy, has graduated 262 aviation professionals at a graduation ceremony held at the academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training center October 7, 2017. The academy, which is the largest  in Africa has graduated 50 pilots, 66 aviation maintenance technicians, 120 cabin crew and 26 Equipment and Facility Maintenance technicians; 10 majoring in Industrial Mechanics and 16 Read more about Ethiopian Aviation Professionals Graduation[…]

Ghana’s Domestic Air Travel Up by 24% After Slashing VAT

Ghana’s domestic air passenger volume has increased by 24 percent after the government through its first budget has removed the 17.5% VAT on domestic air travel to make it affordable. The passenger volume increased from 163,322 to 201, 851 in a year since May 2016. The policy intervention and other expansion works at various airports are expected Read more about Ghana’s Domestic Air Travel Up by 24% After Slashing VAT[…]

Crisis Across Nigerian Airports As Stranded Passengers Protest

Management of Air Peace has condemned attacks on its staff by passengers at various airports in the country. The airline in a statement issued by its Corporate Communications Manager, Chris Iwarah, on Friday said it regretted that security agents had failed to halt the trend of members of the public invading airport facilities to attack airline Read more about Crisis Across Nigerian Airports As Stranded Passengers Protest[…]

Ugandan Domestic Flights Too Expensive for Local Travellers

At nearly Shs 2 million, taking a domestic flight within Uganda may cost a passenger more than purchasing an air ticket from Entebbe to New York, which is more than 11,000kms away if cost per mile is put into consideration. A return ticket from Entebbe to New York can cost as low as $900 (Shs Read more about Ugandan Domestic Flights Too Expensive for Local Travellers[…]

International passports for East African Community (EAC) commences in 2018

The East African Community (EAC) has re-scheduled Issuance of international passports to 2018, the same time the African Union also intends to release its travel document. The directive to issuing the new East African machine readable Electronic Passports is to start by January 31, 2018 after preparedness of each partner state was taken into account. Read more about International passports for East African Community (EAC) commences in 2018[…]