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Ethiopian Airlines commits ongoing lead support of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

Ethiopian Airlines commits ongoing lead support of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

Aviation, Business, Economy
Ethiopian Airlines is the sole airline connecting Canada directly to the African continent, and onward to over 120 destinations from the dynamic capital of Addis Ababa. The global leader in aviation renewed its support for The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, following the 3-day Africa Accelerating conference, addressed by its Managing Director for Canada, Mr. Samson Arega. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the former President of South Africa, Hon. Kgalema Motlanthe, were among the nearly 50 speakers and 1500 virtual and in-person delegates at the event. ‘’Africa’s trade and supply chains are enabled by Ethiopian’s cargo capacity,’’ explained Samson Arega during his recent keynote address. Arega detailed the incredible case for Africa’s positioning as the world’s next global grow...
Ethiopian Airlines Offers Exclusive Discount for Delegates going to African Energy Week in Cape Town in November 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Offers Exclusive Discount for Delegates going to African Energy Week in Cape Town in November 2021

Aviation, Business, Corporate Stories, Energy
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading commercial airline and Ethiopia’s flag carrier, has partnered with African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 for its highly anticipated conference in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November. By offering discounts for passengers travelling to AEW 2021 in November, Ethiopian Airlines will not only provide world-class transportation for regional and international delegates, but reaffirms the airline’s commitment to African destinations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the terms of the partnership, Ethiopian Airlines will offer a 12% discount on both business and economy class fares. The discount can be attained by using the exclusive discount code – available at https://aew2021.com/travel/ – when purchasing flight tickets through the airlin...
U.S. Travel Restrictions Lifted; Move Welcomed by Energy Industry

U.S. Travel Restrictions Lifted; Move Welcomed by Energy Industry

Aviation, Business, Economy, Travel
Milky Way with Wing of an airplane. Photo applied to tourism operators. Landscape with passenger airplane is flying in the starry sky at night. Space background. Traveling concept. The United States will lift restrictions on air travelers from 33 countries from November, the White House announced on Monday. Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com), organizer of the U.S.-Africa Energy Forum (USAEF), and the African Energy Chamber, host of the African Energy Week in Cape Town, welcome the news. Current bans on travel from South Africa, the UK, Ireland, the EU Schengen zone, Iran, China, Brazil and India for non-US citizens will be replaced with a new policy requiring vaccination for non-citizens. Testing requirements for unvaccinated Americans will also be introdu...
Foreign airlines jostle for Nigerian market ahead of summer travels

Foreign airlines jostle for Nigerian market ahead of summer travels

Aviation, Business, Economy
At least seven major international carriers are jostling for a pie of the Nigerian market ahead of this year’s summer travels. The airlines, some of which are making a return to the Nigerian routes since the beginning of the pandemic, have lined up multiple frequencies in and out of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, beginning from July 12. The Guardian learnt that the trio of Emirates, Lufthansa, and Air France are also angling for a return in July.Aviation stakeholders said holidaymakers and summer travellers may be in for competitive fares from the foreign airlines that are pushing for survival via available traffic across popular routes. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic over a year ago, air travel has been disrupted with grounded airlines recording huge losses. Sa...
No airport in Nigeria has up to 80% functioning equipment – NATCA

No airport in Nigeria has up to 80% functioning equipment – NATCA

Aviation, Business
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has revealed that that no airport in the country has up to 80% functioning equipment. This was disclosed by the group’s President, Abayomi Agoro, in an exclusive interview. He explained that the deplorable conditions in airport control towers around the nation’s airports, including Katsina, Kano, Sokoto and Calabar, among other aerodromes, had been of great concern to his group. He said, “No airport in the country has up to 80% functioning equipment. These shocking realities, from the lack of a control tower at the Kaduna Airport, to lack of a urinary system at the Katsina control tower, and failed equipment in Kano… ATCs bear the brunt of the dilapidated system. The working environment is becoming deplorable, as som...
Travellers to face longer processing time over protocols, traffic

Travellers to face longer processing time over protocols, traffic

Aviation, Business
• Aero Contractors opens Bauchi, Maiduguri routesAhead of summer travels and imminent boom in international traffic, airlines have warned that chaotic scenes await passengers at airports over COVID-19 travel protocols. The airlines said compliance with mandatory tests and vaccine certificates at departure and arrival terminals may cost passengers between three to eight hours of delay, “which will be discouraging for customers and an industry in recovery phase”. In a related development, Aero Contractors airline has disclosed plans to reopen Bauchi and Maiduguri operations as part of its route expansion programme. Deploying its Boeing 737-400 aircraft just back from C-checks, the airline will open Abuja-Bauchi route tomorrow, and subsequently follow with the Maiduguri operations....
Aviation Act to check illegal operators, breaches in industry

Aviation Act to check illegal operators, breaches in industry

Aviation
72 out of 95 private aircraft in Nigeria registered overseas Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured aviation practitioners that the pending Civil Aviation Act will address irregularities in the sector, especially sharp practices by private jet operators. Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, said they were aware of irregularities and complaints about the general aviation, and were making moves to check all excesses. Nuhu, who was the guest at African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) Speaker Webinar series on Wednesday, said business aircraft in the country are 95, out of which 72 are still not registered in Nigeria, in violation of the extant rules. Recall that the illegal incursion of private jet operators into commercial scheduled services and...
Air cargo business surges as African airlines record 24.6% demand spike

Air cargo business surges as African airlines record 24.6% demand spike

Aviation
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels with demand up by 4.4 per cent. African airlines’ cargo demand in March increased 24.6 per cent compared to the same month in 2019, the strongest of all regions. Robust expansion on the Asia-Africa trade lanes contributed to the strong growth. March international capacity decreased by 2.1 per cent compared to March 2019. March demand reached the highest level recorded since the series began in 1990. Month-on-month demand also increased, albeit at a slower pace than the previous month, with volumes up 0.4 per cent in March over February 2021 levels.x Global demand was up 4.4 per cent compared to March 20...
Airlines record 73% traffic slump amid restrictions, quarantine

Airlines record 73% traffic slump amid restrictions, quarantine

Aviation
Airlines in Nigeria and other African countries have recorded 73.7 per cent slump in passenger traffic for the month of March 2021. The downturn, though a global trend, is not unconnected with travel restrictions and quarantine in many countries. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in the March passenger traffic survey released yesterday, showed that African airlines’ traffic sank by 73.7 per cent in March versus March two years ago, marking a deterioration compared to a 72.3 per cent decline recorded in February compared to February 2019. Globally, total demand for air travel was down 67.2 per cent compared to March 2019. That was an improvement over the 74.9 per cent decline recorded in February 2021 versus February 2019. The better performance was driven by gains in...
Aviation workers flay minister for ‘poor handling’ of sector, failed promises

Aviation workers flay minister for ‘poor handling’ of sector, failed promises

Aviation
Aviation workers, yesterday, flayed their Minister, Hadi Sirika, for alleged poor handling of the sector and failure to deliver on the promises made since inception of office about six years ago. The workers were miffed by the one-man show posture of the minister in running the sector, manifesting in absence of statutory governing boards of aviation agencies. The workers, in commemoration of 2021 Workers’ Day said the untidy arrangement robbed them of better welfare, conditions of service and general wellbeing of the industry as earlier pledged by the minister. Sirika had on assumption of office rolled out an aviation development masterplan, which has the launch of a new national carrier, concession of the airports, aircraft leasing company and maintenance repair and overhaul...