Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

ICD provides USD 50 million financing to ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company K.S.C.P., Kuwait

ICD’s financing will strengthen the operations of ALAFCO and help it to be well prepared as economic activities and travel picks up

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (https://ICD-PS.org) and ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company K.S.C.P.(“ALAFCO”) signed a four-year syndicated secured financing agreement for USD 75 million with a USD 50 million participation from ICD making it the lead financier in the transaction. While the aviation sector…

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Ethiopian Airlines Offers Exclusive Discount for Delegates going to African Energy Week in Cape Town in November 2021

Offering discounts for African Energy Week 2021 delegates, Ethiopian Airlines is demonstrating a commitment to African destinations, African people, and African energy events

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading commercial airline and Ethiopia’s flag carrier, has partnered with African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 for its highly anticipated conference in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November. By offering discounts for passengers travelling to AEW 2021 in November, Ethiopian Airlines will not only provide world-class transportation…

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The Minister of Civil Aviation of the Arab Republic of Egypt meets the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Cairo

They reviewed the advanced path that characterizes the well-established brotherly relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the brotherly Arab Republic of Egypt

His Excellency Pilot Muhammad Manar, Minister of Civil Aviation of the Arab Republic of Egypt, met today, Monday, with His Excellency Hisham bin Muhammad Al-Jowder, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Permanent Representative to the League of Arab States, to discuss means of…

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Dubai Based Emirates to Fly Both Regional and International Delegates to African Energy Week in Cape Town

With the airline increasing flights to South Africa and adding three linked flights to Cape Town, Emirates will be a top mode of transport for delegates travelling to African Energy Week in Cape Town.

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest airline, Emirates, has announced that it will resume its flights to South Africa after several months of inactivity due to travel restrictions. The move comes in accordance with the UAE’s easing of travel regarding 12 countries and is expected to accelerate travel and tourism…

National Aviation Services (NAS)
Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

National Aviation Services (NAS) Partners with Abbott to Facilitate Cross-Border Travel

NAS will work with local authorities to deploy Abbott’s Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device and the ID NOW™ molecular point-of-care test system

Leading airport services provider, National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero) signed an agreement to partner with global healthcare company, Abbott, to drive the implementation of Covid-19 rapid testing solutions at major airports and trans border lounges across the African continent and the Middle East. This partnership aims to aid the recovery of…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Statement on Crash Landing by UNHAS Flight in Ethiopia

The aircraft was carrying four people in total: two humanitarian staff and two crew members

A United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) flight managed by WFP and operated by our longstanding aviation services partner – Abyssinia Flight Services - was forced to make a crash landing on the afternoon of Tuesday July 27, whilst transporting passengers between Jigjiga and Dire Dawa. The aircraft was carrying…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

Overseas Criminal Investigation (OCI) Provides Training in Visa Security and Imposter Detection to Airline Workers in Dar Es Salaam

NAS and Swissport are contractors who provide frontline security/ticketing agents to assist various airlines at the Julius Nyerere International Airport

Over 75 airline workers from National Aviation Services (NAS), Swissport, and multiple airlines received training in U.S. visa security features and impostor detection in Dar es Salaam.  The training was provided by the office of overseas criminal investigation at the U.S. Embassy. NAS and Swissport are contractors who provide frontline…

Source: Embassy of India, Cairo, Egypt |

Advisory for Indian arrivals in Egypt (26 July 2021)

Passengers bound to Egypt and transit passengers will be allowed entry only when the test reports are negative

All Indian arrivals to Egypt are advised to note the following: Indian arrivals are subject to rapid DNA (ID NOW) test irrespective of valid Vaccination Certificate and RT-PCR negative test report that they carry with them. If tested positive, another RT-PCR test would be done by airport quarantine authorities. If…

Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

National Aviation Services (NAS) and Colossal Africa Close on Acquisition of BidAir Services

Following the acquisition, BidAir Services becomes NAS Colossal Aviation Services and is part of NAS, the largest airport services network in Africa

The acquisition of BidAir Services, South Africa’s largest ground handling company from the BidVest Group was closed on 14 June 2021. National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), Colossal Africa and a consortium of current executive management from BidAir Services announced the closing after the fulfillment of all final requirements from the…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE suspends flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Namibia

The travel suspension includes inbound transit passengers with the exception of transit flights coming to the UAE and heading to these countries

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced the suspension of all inbound flights for national and international carriers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leon, and Namibia, effective 23:59 on Monday, June 21st. The travel suspension includes inbound transit passengers…