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The Minister of Tourism and Culture of Sierra Leone Memunatu Pratt has unveiled the new brand identity of Sierra Leone Tourism at the just ended FITUR International Tourism Fair. The logo which is themed ‘’Explore Freedom’’ is part of the country’s tourism covid recovery strategy to market the country.
Speaking at a media brie… read more
An attempted coup in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has led to the cancelation of flights while the country looks to regain stability. The last flight logged as having departed was on January 24th at 17:25. This saw an Airbus A320 leave for Abidjan with Air Cote d’Ivoire. The flight cancelations appear to be continuing throu… read more
Authorities in Mali have given airlines operating in the country just 72 hours to decide if they want to keep their slots. The demand comes following the increase in political tensions in West Africa over the last week.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) last week had hit Mali with economi… read more
Despite the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, international airlines operating at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are optimistic of a rebound in their operations by the second quarter of 2022.
The aviation industry suffered from the pandemic with many countries introducing travel restrictions as part of preventive measu… read more
This paper from the World Bank estimates the welfare gains from upgrading several major regional corridors in West Africa. It uses a quantitative economic geography framework with trade within and across countries and mobility of people within countries to assess the economic impacts of the reduction in trade costs from road and border in… read more
An unprecedented Africa-France summit took place at the beginning of October in Montpellier, France.
For the first time since these summits began in 1973, no African heads of state were invited. Instead, French President Emmanuel Macron held discussions with students, entrepreneurs, artists, and athletes.
The purpose of t… read more
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released its World Economic Outlook Database for October 2021 that features the organisation’s projected gross domestic product (GDP) growth for countries across the world. Here is how African economies are expected to perform over the coming two years, ranked according to anticipated growth in 2022… read more
Brussels Airlines offers a vast leisure network for next summer, as it sees demand returning. “Due to the uncertainty the coronavirus crisis brought along, booking behaviour had changed and passengers booked their flight tickets very shortly before departure,” the airline wrote in a press release. “Since a few weeks, this trend of last-minute bo… read more
Air Senegal will begin U.S. service on Sept. 2. The carrier will fly twice weekly between Dakar and Baltimore, with a stop at New York JFK.
The state-owned airline launched operations in 2018 and has replaced the defunct Senegal Airlines.
Air Senegal will service New York and Baltimore with an Airbus A330-900neo configu… read more
Mr. Allen Onyema, Chairman of Air Peace, in this interview with OLUSEGUN KOIKI, speaks on the B737 Max aircraft the airline ordered for, the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry, and the 18 Left runway of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, among others. Excerpts:
Few years ago, you made some orders for aircraft and, j… read more