Tag: aviation sector
It is now five days since Nigeria reopened its air borders to commercial international flights after over five months of COVID-19 shutdown. President of the Nigeria Aviation Roundtable, Gbenga Olowo joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss the resumption protocols and expected impact on the aviation sector.
East Africa Community member states, Rwanda and Kenya on the 1st of this month opened up their airspaces to commercial flights after more than four months of lock-downs. So what kind of impact will this have on the struggling aviation sector? Derek Nseko, Aviation Industry Expert and Managing Director iFly Aviation spoke to CNBC Africa for more.
Kenya's parliament voted to nationalise the country's main airline Kenya Airways to save it from mounting debts. The loss-making airline, which is 48.9 per cent government-owned and 7.8 per cent held by Air France-KLM, has been struggling to return to profitability and growth but is this the best long term solution for the struggling carrier? Tony Payne, Partner at DLA Piper joins CNBC Africa for more.
South Africa’s aviation sector partially reopened from Covid-19 lock-down’s this week, with the resumption of domestic business travel being allowed to take off. To understand what steps have been taken to maximise passenger safety at the country’s airports we speak with Refentse Shinners, Group Executive of Corporate affairs at the Airports Company of South Africa.
Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair spoke to CNBC Africa about its business position amid the Covid-19 crisis on the travel industry and how they are faring in the aviation sector as its counterparts are facing liquidations and business rescue procedures.
In a move to promote growth in the Aviation sector, Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation picked a consortium including Egypt Air to set up an aviation leasing company.
Africa's aviation sector has been attributed as one of the sectors to look out for in this decade with the year beginning with lots of developments. Managing Director of Ifly Aviation, Derek Nseko joins CNBC Africa for more.
Allen Onyema, CEO of Nigerian indigenous airline, Air Peace says the government has supported local airlines through tax waivers and more but there is a need for a review of the country’s Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements (BASA) in other to foster the growth of local players. To examine the state of Nigeria’s aviation sector at the ongoing 59th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, Allen Onyema joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.
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