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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KENYA AIRWAYS PILOTS WIN COURT CASE ON SACKINGS

Kenya Airways (KQ) has been ordered to stop a plan to make some pilots redundant after the move was challenged by Pilots Union in a Nairobi Court. Over the past few years Kenya Airways has been experiencing some financial turbulence and the matter has been made worse by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. According to local media reports, KQ is seeking to lay off half of its pilots in a bid to lessen the

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NEW SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS GENERATES PRIVATE FUNDING INTEREST, GOVERNMENT

The South African government has received more unsolicited interests from private sector funders, private equity investors and partners for a future restructured South African Airways (SAA) and its subsidiaries. In a statement released by the Department of Public Enterprises, “As at the beginning of August the government – through the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), had received more than 10 unsolicited interests for SAA and its subsidiaries Air Chefs, South African Airways Technical and Mango

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AFRAA LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE CAPACITY-SHARING PORTAL

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has launched an industry first, Interactive Capacity sharing portal aimed at providing African airlines access to market-leading services to support the development of Africa’s aviation industry. AFRAA released the statement below. As part of initiatives and efforts for the industry restart and recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has launched an interactive capacity-sharing portal for African airlines. The portal, which has been created under

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SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT WORKING ON IMPLEMENTING SAA BUSINESS RESCUE PLAN

The South African Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has announced that it is now working hard to implement the success of the South African Airways Business Rescue Plan. Department of Public Enterprises said in a statement: “Now that all the conditions for the implementation of South African Airways Business Rescue Plan were met last week, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) and stakeholders have been working around the clock to bring the process closer to

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