IATA URGES AFRICAN STATES TO IMPLEMENT SAATM

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged African countries to embrace and implement the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). The African Union Agenda 2063 flagship project, SAATM is designed to create a single unified market for air transport in Africa. Once fully implemented SAATM aims to allow significant freedom and access to air transport in Africa. As African states prepare to resume scheduled commercial passenger services, the IATA has called for the accelerated

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FASTJET PERFORMS GROUNDBREAKING REPATRIATION FLIGHT

Fastjet Zimbabwe, on Friday 28 August 2020 performed a unique repatriation flight ferrying students and medical cases between Harare, Zimbabwe and Johannesburg, South Africa.  The border between the two Southern African countries remains closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The flight left Harare at 10:30am arriving in Johannesburg at 12:15pm. The return leg left Johannesburg at 14:00pm and arrived in Harare at 15:40pm. In a statement the airline said it transported SA citizens,

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SOUTH AFRICA CALIBRATES “EXPIRED” ILS

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has completed the instrument landing system calibration on three of its airports. SACAA said in a statement, “With two of the key South African airports’ navigational instruments successfully calibrated to date, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is pleased with the progress achieved thus far.” The ILS certificates had expired at four of the country`s airports and as a result had been downgraded to a lower meteorological

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TANZANIA BANS MORE KENYAN AIRLINES

The air border impasse between Kenya and Tanzania has escalated following the banning of three more Kenyan airlines from flying to Tanzania. The two East African powerhouses are at cross roads over the management of the coronavirus. Kenya released an initial list excluding Tanzania from countries whose nationals are exempted from mandatory 14-day quarantine. The list has since been revised to 100 countries still excluding neighbours, Tanzania. Tanzania in response quoted the Bilateral Air Service

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NIGERIA PUSHES RESUMPTION OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO SEPTEMBER

Nigeria has rescheduled the resumption of international flights originally scheduled for the 29th of August to allow the country`s Civil Aviation Authority to complete Covid 19 protocols, tests and online platforms.  The flights will now commence on the 5th of September, 2020. Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Director General, Captain Musa Nuhu made the announcement on Thursday 27 August 2020 during the national briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid19. “The aviation industry including the airports

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