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New Airport Lounge Opened In SA

New Airport Lounge Opened In SA

According to a latest report, the British Airways has recently opened a new lounge in Cape Town International Airport.

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SAA Announced Air Transport Services for Mourners to Eastern Cape

SAA Announced Air Transport Services for Mourners to Eastern Cape

On Thursday night, Jacob Zuma, South Africa President, announced that the first president of the country, Nelson Mandela, has died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg. The Zuma declared on Friday that the South African hero will be laid to rest at Qunu on 15 December.

According to a new report, South African Airways (SAA) has recently announced that they will offer air transport services to ferry mourners. The Airways officials said that they will provide special flights to Eastern Cape for mourners, who were being invited to the funeral of Nelson Mandela.

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Minister of FCTA Revealed that N288 Billion Spent on Abuja Airport

Minister of FCTA Revealed that N288 Billion Spent on Abuja Airport

It has been recently announced that a sum total of N288 billion has been spent on the rehabilitation and expansion of the Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Murtala Muhammed Expressways. Senator Bala Mohammed, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has announced this on 28, November.

He said the Debt Management Office (DMO) has signed a bond, which has become an aid to fund this project.

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Zimbabwe Airlines in Deep Debt

Zimbabwe Airlines in Deep Debt

It has been recently revealed that Air Zimbabwe has cancelled its flights to neighboring places in South Africa. This has come as a move t be able to stay clear from the outstanding debts, that they running deep in.

They owe as much as $500,000 to a local supplier and this is something that is getting them worried. It was only recently that an Air Zimbabwe plane was grounded till it had cleared all debts, in London.

The airline firm is going through a really rough phase and is in a $140 m debt on the verge of collapsing.

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Good News for Passengers of Lagos

Arik Air

It has been informed by Nigeria's Arik Air that in the month of November, air services from Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) to UAE will begin. The flights will run from the airports on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday only.

It has been informed that for the very first time that Arik Air will take place from to Abu Dhabi International. At present the airport is working in collaboration with many other flights. Besides, Arik Air is providing air services to as many as 25 destination of Nigeria and it is planning to widen its scope.

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Emirates A830 Service Kick-Starts In Johannesburg

Emirates A830 Service Kick-Starts In Johannesburg

Strengthening twin bond, tourism and trade is not the sole motive behind the start of extra spacious Emirates A380 service in Johannesburg, for UAE and South Africa. There are many other factors as well in the minds of different people concerned with the matter.

Emirates A380 service started on Saturday in Johannesburg at their O R Tambo International Airport from Dubai. Relationship of both the countries has always been on prosperous side and this initiation would take it a step further, when already there is growth of passengers by 27%.

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Air Nigeria Reveals ‘My Easipay’ For Its Loyal Customers

Air Nigeria Reveals ‘My Easipay’ For Its Loyal Customers

In a commendable step, Air Nigeria has come up with all in a new product, `My Easipay', which is reported to have been targeted to offer its customers the best possible services.

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Quadriplegic Refused on Flight Home

Quadriplegic Refused on Flight Home

Frontier Airlines recently apologized for refusing a quadriplegic passenger to fly from Dallas to Denver because of safety concerns. John Morris is a 24-year-old quadriplegic college student who was involved in a life changing snowboard accident nearly 5 years ago.

Traveling from Dallas back home, John was asked to be removed from the flight because the pilot was concerned with his safety. However, he has flown with the airlines before, always having to use seatbelt extensions.

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Aviation Statistics are Unreliable

Aviation Statistics are Unreliable

The Nigerian Civil Authority (NCAA) has stated that their statistics received from their aviation industry are not reliable.

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SAA Order 25 Aircrafts

SAA Order 25 Aircrafts

An order for 25 new aircrafts has been made by South African Airways (SAA) in hopes to increase the penetration in the African market. Over the next four years, Africa will expect the various ranges of aircrafts.

The SAA also plans to include addition routes to make operations more broad. This is in part to improve Africa’s footprint. This new increase in aircrafts means an increase in job opportunities. There will be at least 13, 000 new jobs created as well as 40, 414 jobs in their associate supply chains.

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