Portrait: Who is Willie Walsh the new Executive Director of IATA?

Appointed last November at the 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Irish Willie Walsh officially replaced the French Alexandre de Juniac in the general management of the association on April 1. But who is the 8th IATA Director General? Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1961, Walsh joined the […]

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Read for you : Kenya’s air travel industry to take 3 years to recover to pre-COVID-19 levels

Kenya’s domestic air travel operators on Wednesday said the industry could take up to three years to recover to pre-COVID-19 levels. Eutychus Waithaka, executive secretary of Kenya Association of Air Operators told Xinhua in Nairobi that out of the more than 1,200 aircrafts registered in the country, about 80 percent are not operational due to […]

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The DRC signs with Qatar training agreements in civil aviation, modernization and development of its airport infrastructure

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Qatar signed on Monday 29 March, important cooperation agreements for the strengthening of technical capacities in civil aviation, financing and construction of 3 airports. These agreements, which occurred during the visit of DRC President Félix-Tshisekedi to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad, at the Amiri Diwan […]

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Morocco, 39 destinations now suspended due to Covid-19

With the suspension of France and Spain, the Kingdom of Morocco has just increased to 39 the number of countries with which all passenger flights are suspended. “As part of the Kingdom of Morocco’s preventive measures against the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), passenger flights to and from the French Republic and Spain […]

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New Livingstone- Johannesburg line coming soon by Proflight Zambia

The Zambian company has just announced in a press release that it has received approval for direct flights linking the country’s Livingstone tourist capital to the South African city of Johannesburg. “We are extremely proud to be the first ones in Zambia to be offering this connection after South Africa begins relaxing COVID-19 travel restrictions,” […]

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Air France will launch a new Paris-Tangier route next summer

In addition to the cities of Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, and Agadir in summer, Air France plans to strengthen its presence in Morocco by adding the city of Tangier to this list. On June 3rd, the French company will launch weekly flights by Airbus A320, between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Tangier-Ibn Battouta airports (Thursday/Sunday in June, […]

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ICAO and WCO issue joint calls on vaccine supply chain priorities, new customs and security guidelines

Montréal, 22 February 2021 – ICAO and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have published a joint statement calling on governments to demonstrate maximum flexibility with respect to border clearance and air transport supply chain operations essential to the effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and related medical supplies.  In a separate but related development, the two agencies […]

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ICAO Traveller Identification Programme Symposium (TRIP 2021) Virtual Symposium

ICAO will hold its sixteenth Traveller Identification Programme Symposium (TRIP2021) from 25 to 26 May 2021. A world-class forum for the exchange of information on all aspects of traveller identification management and the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Strategy.This year’s Symposium will focus on the need for innovative technologies in addressing border control challenges. The theme will […]

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Here is the list of African airports with ACI Airport Health Accreditation.

The ACI (Airports Council International) Airport Health Accreditation, was introduced to assess, the efforts of airports in the implementation of new health measures and procedures introduced following the COVID-19 pandemic. Mauritius International Airport was the first in Africa to receive it. Since 28 others have been added. Here is their list

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