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Nigeria to close capital’s airport for six weeks from 8 March

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Nigeria plans to close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from 8 March to repair its runway, the aviation...

World airlines expected to be profitable in 2017, except for Africa

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion while...

Nigerian aviation authority says domestic airlines not set to close

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Nigeria's aviation authority on Thursday rejected suggestions that some of the country's airlines were set to close after two carriers suspended flights...

Domestic flights in Nigeria disrupted by fuel shortage

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Fuel shortages have caused an increase in cancellations and delays to internal flights in Nigeria over the last few days, a spokesman...

Southern African airline industry facing crisis – AASA

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Southern African airlines are battling slackening demand and the evaporation of already slender profit margins in a reflection of lacklustre economic growth...

Low-cost airlines confront national carriers in Africa

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Before Fastjet launched low-cost flights between Harare and Dar es Salaam last year, Zimbabwean businessman Jonathan Jabangwe had to brave a hair-raising,...

New U.N. site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on...

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A new United Nations website distributing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones issued its first advisories on Wednesday, for countries...

Regional airlines suspend Baghdad flights after airplane shooting

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Airlines from at least three countries suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane operated by budget carrier Dubai...

Airlines body calls for U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry

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Global airlines body IATA has called on the U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry in a similar way to chemical weapons following the...

UN agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in...

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The United Nations' civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects designed to help airlines and states better share information about risks...

Airlines to push for independent guidance on airspace safety after Ukraine...

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Global airlines will push to get "neutral information" on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday's meeting of...

Airlines turning to Iris recognition technology

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Iris recognition systems have seen an increased usage in many industries and have been used with many new applications. One such application...

Airlines brace for heavy Europe crisis impact

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Airlines worldwide face over US$8 billion in losses next year if Europe's politicians fail to get to grips with the region's debt...

IATA urges cooperation on the use of aviation biofuel

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A third of the airline industry's operating costs go to fuel, making the use of environmentally friendly, safe aviation biofuel a priority,...

Rwanda tourism revenues climb, eyed by airlines

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Rwanda's tourism revenues in the eight months to August rose 32 percent against the previous year to $173 million and a growing...

Airlines warn of trade row over EU carbon plan

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The European Union faces a trade clash over its plans to curb emissions from aviation, European airlines said. The latest flare-up in rhetoric...

Aviation bearing the brunt of carbon taxes

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The aviation sector is facing difficult times ahead as certain countries, including South Africa, push to implement carbon taxes on aircraft. From...

Airline shares fall as investors expect fall slowdown

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Shares of major U.S. airlines fell to one-year lows on uncertainty over the economy and expectations that travel will slow down in...

Airlines won’t gouge passengers during World Cup: Motlanthe (updated)

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Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has sought to assure visitors that they will not be ripped off by airline companies during the World...

ACSA not yet considering full-body scanners

South Africans travelling through local airports are not likely to be subjected to "virtual strip searches" using full-body scanners any time soon,...

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