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Civil Aviation

Tripoli airport closed

Tripoli airport closedLibya closed the only functioning airport in Tripoli after rockets were fired in its direction, the airport said, five days after flights resumed following a previous shutdown forced by fighting among rival armed groups.
 

South Sudan plane crash claims at least 19 lives

South Sudan plane crashAt least 19 people died in South Sudan when a small aircraft carrying passengers from Juba to Yirol crashed, an official said.
   

Ethiopian Airlines, Chad sign deal for national carrier

Chad, Ethiopian airlines dealEthiopian Airlines and the government of Chad signed an agreement to launch Chad’s new national carrier on October 1, officials said.

   

Shake up in African aviation stresses profitability

An Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner.Economic liberalisation, giving African consumers wider choices and cheaper goods and services through greater competition, is taking its time in the commercial aviation sector.
   

Tunisair plans to lay off 1 200 workers

Tunisia plans to lay off workersTunisia’s state airline wants to lay off 1 200 workers to ease financial difficulties which led to flight delays and aircraft grounding due to lack of spare parts, its chief executive told Reuters.
   

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