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Pendjari National Park in Benin Republic has best safari in West Africa

If someone says they’re going on a safari holiday, you are likely to assume that the person is going to East or Southern Africa. One, because both regions have the leading safari destinations in the world. Two, the word safari means ‘journey’ and is derived from Swahili, a language spoken very much from the heart of East Africa to the sho… read more

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IATA Revises 2020 Passenger Traffic Forecast Down For Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has downgraded its traffic forecast for Africa for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery.  IATA said it expects full-year 2020 passenger numbers in Africa to reach only 30% of 2019 levels, down significantly from the 45% that was projected in July.

According to… read more

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Nigeria: Airlines resume, seek release of N27 billion bailout

Local airlines, yesterday, resumed skeletal services following last week’s disruption by the EndSARS protests and the attendant curfew imposed by the Lagos State government. The demonstrations, which had forced some foreign operators to suspend flights, resulted in grounding of operations by indigenous carriers amid absence of trav… read more

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Burkina Faso: the government again privatizes Air Burkina

Burkina Faso has opened up Air Burkina's capital to the private American group AGD, which will inject $ 452 million. Its business plan includes, among other things, increasing the fleet to 12 aircraft, serving Europe and opening an MRO center. Air Burkina had been partially privatized between 2001 and 2017.

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Four African airlines have already ceased operations

Four airlines across Africa have ceased operations due to the impact of Covid-19 and two are in voluntary administration, with many more in serious financial distress expected to fold without committed relief.

This is according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which said in a statement on Wednesda… read more

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Burkina Faso intends to cut airline ticket tax by up to 95%

As of January 1, 2021, Burkina Faso plans to drastically reduce the tax on airline tickets. The budget bill provides for a drop in levies of up to 95%. These reductions are intended to support the revival of the airline industry. If the budget bill for the execution of the state budget in 2021 is adopted as is, Burkina Faso will ma… read more

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Work begins on the 83.5-kilometer Kumasi-Obuasi standard gauge railway

The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an 83.5-kilometer-long first section of the new standard gauge western railway from Kumasi to Obuasi was carried out by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020. The project is part of a plan to develop standard gauge railroad lines that will be built by t… read more

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Brazilian manufacturer Embraer to support Camair-Co's rescue plan

Camair-Co, in cessation of activities since March 2020, could be assisted in its relaunch by Embraer, which has strong experience in Africa. The Brazilian manufacturer sent a letter to this effect on October 2 to the Cameroonian authorities. Embraer has the second largest aircraft fleet on the continent with more than 200 aircraft operated i… read more

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Air Burkina Sep/Oct 2020 operations

Air Burkina earlier this month updated its operation for the remainder of Northern summer 2020 season. For the period of 14SEP20 – 31OCT20, planned operation includes the following.

Ouagadougou – Abidjan 2 weekly E175
Ouagadougou – Bamako – Dakar
3 weekly E195
Ouagadougou – Bobo read more

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