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Will Arik Air merge to survive?

Posted 4 December 2020

Arik Air and Aero Contractors may partner as stakeholders consider a merger with airlines under the management of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

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Embraer's 10-Year Market Outlook identifies trends influencing the industry

Posted 3 December 2020

Embraer has released its newly published 2020 Commercial Market Outlook which examines passenger demand for air travel and new aircraft deliveries over the next 10 years.

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Posted 1 December 2020

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Africa prepares for second wave of Covid - Osprey

Posted 28 November 2020

Africa is now steeling itself for a second wave of Covid-19 while it is still responding to the first wave. Aviation advisory service Osprey monitors the effect on different countries and today issue a stark analysis of the current

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Aviation industry agrees vital slot use relief

Posted 27 November 2020

The Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), comprising Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) released a joint

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IATA calls on governments to support industry move to SAF

Posted 25 November 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as a critical step to achieving its target to cut net emissions to half 2005

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ICAO SG cites key factors for aviation recovery in Africa

Posted 24 November 2020

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IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine

Posted 24 November 2020

IATA has welcomed the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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How commercial aviation can navigate the recovery phase after Covid-19

Posted 24 November 2020

COVID-19 has been a tough and testing time for the commercial aviation industry. Over eight months down the line and embattled airlines in South Africa have only recently received news that international

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Cam and buy me...!

Posted 23 November 2020

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Still no economic visibility for Air Mauritius

Posted 20 November 2020

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FAA approve resumption of 737 MAX operations

Posted 18 November 2020

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Safomar signs cyber-security agreement with CCX Technologies

Posted 18 November 2020

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New IATA guidance prepares for global vaccine distribution

Posted 17 November 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released guidance to ensure that the air cargo industry is ready to support the large-scale handling, transport and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Carreira's path...

Posted 17 November 2020

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Airlinks new tailfeathers revealed

Posted 13 November 2020

Airlink, the privately-owned Southern African airline, has revealed its new tailfeathers, distinguishing itself as a completely independent carrier.

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AFCAC, IATA and AFRAA join forces to promote aviation safety in Africa

Posted 13 November 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have joined forces with the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) on a three-year safety project.

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AFRAA assembly upbeat about resilience and rebuilding

Posted 12 November 2020

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) 52nd Annual General Assembly ended on an upbeat note with a rallying call for airlines to take specific measures to build resilience and emerge stronger after the crisis.

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Airlines Association: We are not out of the woods yet

Posted 12 November 2020

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ICAO Council endorses new updates to COVID-19 global aviation recovery guidelines

Posted 11 November 2020

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Call for urgent government assistance to prevent job losses

Posted 10 November 2020

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Comair re-opens bookings ahead of December 1 take-off

Posted 9 November 2020

Comair has begun taking new bookings for kulula ahead of its planned take off again on 1 December.

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ACI-ICAO qualification to enhance aviation safety and COVID-19 response

Posted 5 November 2020

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have developed a new Global Airport Safety Professional (ASP) qualification programme to help airports

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Ethiopian ready for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Posted 3 November 2020

The multi-award winning and largest cargo network operator in Africa, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, has today announced it is ready, with all the required capabilities, for the distribution of potential COVID-19 vaccine

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IAG partners with IATA's Net Rates platform

Posted 3 November 2020

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Ethiopian Airlines receives two Dash-400 aircraft

Posted 28 October 2020

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada has delivered two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines.

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Airlink formalises name change

Posted 26 October 2020

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EgyptAir signs MoU with Ghana to establish a new airline in Africa

Posted 22 October 2020

The Egyptian government has signed an MoU with Ghana to become a strategic partner in establishing a new airline affiliated with the Ghanaian government.

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Airlink enters interline agreement with Emirates

Posted 20 October 2020

Airlink and Emirates have announced an interline agreement, widening Emirates' reach into Southern Africa as countries begin opening their borders for travellers.

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ACI and IATA reinforce the urgent call for governments to use testing

Posted 19 October 2020

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and

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Ethiopian Airlines and USAID partner to source local farm food for in-flight meals

Posted 19 October 2020

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IATA: Covid-19 is threatening some 4.8 million aviation jobs

Posted 14 October 2020

Alexander de Junaic, CEO of IATA said in his weekly briefing this week that the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening some 4.8 million aviation jobs and more needs to be done.

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Nigeria signs BASA with Morocco and Rwanda

Posted 12 October 2020

The government of Nigeria has announced that it has signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) with Morocco and Rwanda.

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Research points to low Risk for COVID-19 transmission inflight

Posted 9 October 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases.

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Posted 8 October 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) outlined the key priorities to ensure the long-term sustainability of aviation in Southern Africa as the industry continues to suffer from the devastating effects of

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Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER achieves FAA type certification

Posted 7 October 2020

Textron Aviation has achieved Type Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its newest flagship twin turboprop Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER aircraft, paving the way for customer deliveries to

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Ethiopian Airlines introduces COVID-19 global insurance cover

Posted 2 October 2020

The largest aviation group in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines Group, has announced that it will cover the medical insurance costs - including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine - related to COVID-19, as of 1st of October

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Qatar steps up its African route revival

Posted 1 October 2020

Qatar Airways is to resume three key destinations in South Africa; Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

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New analysis details aviation climate pathways

Posted 30 September 2020

In new analysis released this week, the aviation sector details how it can meet its climate goal of cutting CO2 emissions in half by 2050, compared with 2005. It also highlights that net-zero emissions from air transport across the global

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Posted 29 September 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery, as evidenced by a dismal end to the summer travel season in the Northern Hemisphere.

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IATA and UNOCT sign MoU for countering terrorist travel programme

Posted 25 September 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) have signed MoU to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel

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Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft

Posted 21 September 2020

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South Africans to name new carrier being launched later this year

Posted 21 September 2020

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IATA: Quarantine measures hampering the restart of aviation

Posted 17 September 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments in Africa and Middle East (AME) to implement testing as an alternative to quarantine measures when re-opening their economies.

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RwandAir cancels A330neo and B737 MAX leases

Posted 15 September 2020

RwandAir has said it is no longer taking its order of new aircraft after the airline had ordered two Boeing 737 MAX and two A330neos in 2018 due to be delivered from leasing companies in 2019.

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Flight of the Navigator

Posted 14 September 2020

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DHC Dash 8 has world first for noise emission standards

Posted 14 September 2020

The environmental credentials of the major regional turboprop airliner have been given a boost thanks to a recertification by De Havilland Canada (DHC).

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Arik Air appeals to government to halt strike threats by staff

Posted 14 September 2020

Arik Air has appealed to the Nigerian government to intervene in the dispute with its workforce.

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Novick's plan for new South African carrier boosted by Global deal

Posted 14 September 2020

ACMI Charter specialist Global Aviation has teamed up with former Kulula Air boss Gidon Novick to help bring his plan for a new domestic airline to the South African market.

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Dana patches up its strategy

Posted 11 September 2020

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IATA urges governments to prepare for transporting Covid-19 vaccines by air

Posted 10 September 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and

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ICAO sees digital innovations helping aviation rebuild and aid sustainability

Posted 8 September 2020

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Mendis confident in the post-virus World

Posted 7 September 2020

Ghanaian carrier, Africa World Airlines, is looking to consolidate Accra as a regional hub for west Africa once the Covid-19 crisis has abated.

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Comair confirms publication of business rescue plan

Posted 4 September 2020

South Africa's Comair has said it will hopefully begin flying again in December if the business rescue plan is accepted. Creditors and shareholders now have until 18 September to consider and adopt the plan.

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Posted 2 September 2020

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Nile's tide is on the turn

Posted 2 September 2020

Even before the current Covid-19 crisis, which has seen airlines all over the world seriously affected, Egyptian airline, Nile Air, had paused its expansion. Managing director, Yossrey Abdel Wahab, explained why to Martin Rivers.

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IATA calls for borders to open and continued relief measures

Posted 2 September 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on governments to work together to urgently find ways to re-establish global connectivity by re-opening borders and to continue with relief measures to

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Posted 2 September 2020

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EgyptAir and Air Cairo sign codeshare agreement

Posted 1 September 2020

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AFRAA chief recognised for pioneering work

Posted 29 August 2020

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Safe restart of aviation and improved connectivity crucial for Africa

Posted 26 August 2020

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Kenya Airways to half its pilot workforce

Posted 26 August 2020

Kenya Airways has said it is to remove half of its pilots following the toll of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Posted 25 August 2020

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Travellers risk penalties for refusing to wear face covering

Posted 25 August 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is appealing to all travellers to wear face covering during the travel journey for the safety of all passengers and crew during COVID-19.

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Air Austral updates its flights programme

Posted 24 August 2020

Air Austral is extending the suspension of its flights to Asia and its regional network until at least September 30, 2020

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Nico Bezuidenhout quits Mango for European role

Posted 20 August 2020

The driving force behind South Africa's Mango Airlines, CEO Nico Bezuidenhout, has resigned. He is to join a European airline with an announcement expected later today.

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L-410 crash in DRC surrounded by mystery

Posted 19 August 2020

Mystery surrounds the crash of a Let L4-10 in the Democratic Repulic of Congo (DRC) this week. The aircraft is believed to have been operated by Doren Air Congo carrying humanitarian and medical equipment to fight Covid-19 on a domestic flight from

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Fastjet to go private to survive crisis.

Posted 19 August 2020

Low-cost carrier Fastjet is to de-list from the AIM market and will re-register as a private company in a last-ditch bid to survive.

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Collins Aerospace achieves Iridium Certus milestone

Posted 19 August 2020

Collins Aerospace Systems has reached a milestone in the development of its higher bandwidth Iridium Certus airborne satellite communications (SATCOM) system.

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ICAO CART supported by IATA and ACI

Posted 19 August 2020

The implementation of globally harmonised recommendations developed by the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce (CART) took a step forward this week through the launch of supporting initiatives for airlines and airports by the International Air

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IATA issues airline health checklist to support ICAO Covid-19 guidance

Posted 18 August 2020

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Blow by blow - Comair in crisis

Posted 17 August 2020

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Impact of COVID-19 on African Aviation is worsening

Posted 13 August 2020

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ICAO helps align national and regional Covid-19 response

Posted 12 August 2020

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Introducing the Beechcraft King Air 360

Posted 5 August 2020

Textron Aviation has ushered in the next generation of its King Air turboprop family, popular in Africa, with the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.

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Star Alliance enhances Travel Information Hub

Posted 5 August 2020

Building upon the successful launch of its Travel Information Hub at the end of June, global airline network Star Alliance - which includes Ethiopan Airlines, South African Airways and EgyptAir - has unveiled a series of useful upgrades to

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Kenya Airways resumes international passenger flights

Posted 30 July 2020

Kenya Airways will be resuming its international passenger services on Saturday 1 August 2020 following the easing of movement restrictions as directed by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Unblocking bottlenecks in financial relief is critical

Posted 29 July 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging African governments to Take-Off guidance to ensure a safe restart to aviation.

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Resilience and recovery: Aviation in Africa

Posted 27 July 2020

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Africa could rise stronger from the Covid crisis

Posted 24 July 2020

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RwandAir returns to service

Posted 23 July 2020

RwandAir will resume commercial passenger services from 1 August 2020.

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Air Austral confirms its exit from Air Madagascar's capital

Posted 22 July 2020

Air Austral and Air Madagascar have signed a MOU confirming the exit of Air Austral from the capital of Air Madagascar.

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Ethiopian freighter ablaze in Shanghai

Posted 22 July 2020

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Aviation recovery may take three years

Posted 15 July 2020

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Dash 8-400 cargo flight crashes in Somalia

Posted 15 July 2020

A de Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 belonging to Nairobi-based regional airline Bluebird Aviation crash-landed yesterday in Beledweyne in Somalia while carrying humanitarian aid to the city following recent floods.

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Posted 13 July 2020

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Green recovery must embrace sustainable aviation fuels

Posted 10 July 2020

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Iraq repatriation flight returns South Africans home

Posted 9 July 2020

CemAir has welcomed 80 South Africans home from Iraq and Jordan on a special repatriation flight which touched down at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday morning.

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IATA: Travellers are taking precautions

Posted 7 July 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing a willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air travel.

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Get online and grab yourself an African airline

Posted 6 July 2020

Aircraft, spares and even an entire South African regional airline are up for grabs on the online auction site Go-Dove.

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IATA: Get the aviation industry moving again

Posted 6 July 2020

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by

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Posted 3 July 2020

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Quarantine measures threaten aviation restart in Africa

Posted 2 July 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa and the Middle East (AME) to implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival that would allow economies to re-start while avoiding the importation

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Ethiopian welcomes back business and leisure customers

Posted 30 June 2020

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IATA: Urgent need for governments to address the quarantine issue

Posted 25 June 2020

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Air Mauritius - Understanding the MK crisis

Posted 22 June 2020

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Morocco to restart domestic flights this week

Posted 22 June 2020

Domestic flights in Morocco are set to resume on 25 June, in line with the partial easing of lockdown restrictions in parts of the country.

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Nigeria puts block on domestic flight restart

Posted 20 June 2020

Nigeria's regulator (NCAA) has said that the proposed opening of domestic flights in the West African country on tomorrow has been stopped.

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