Source: International Air Transport Association (IATA) |

Coronavirus: Deep losses continue into 2021

The COVID-19 crisis challenged the industry for its very survival in 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a revised outlook for airline industry performance in 2020 and 2021. Deep industry losses will continue into 2021, even though performance is expected to improve over the period of the forecast. A net loss of $118.5 billion is expected for 2020 (deeper than…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) Day 2020 Celebration

The event was marked by the Signing of agreements for the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) activities

The 29th Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) designated 14th November of every year as the Yamoussoukro Decision day (YD Day) to be celebrated at National, Regional and Continental levels. Against this backdrop, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Civil Aviation…

Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

National Aviation Services (NAS) Wins New Ground Handling License in Democratic Republic of Congo

Under the terms of the COEA, NAS will offer comprehensive ground and cargo handling services at Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Goma international airports in DRC

National Aviation Services (NAS) (, a leading airport services provider has been awarded a new ground handling license - Certificat d’Operateur d’Assistance en Escale (COEA) by the Civil Aviation Authority (Autorité de l’Aviation Civile - AAC) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Under the terms of the COEA,…

Source: Huawei |

How Huawei is accelerating digital transformation to support today’s smart airports

Huawei offers a comprehensive transportation solution, which leverages ICT technologies to digitize all transportation elements

In this special interview, DeeDee Doke, head of content production at Airlines. magazine interviews Mr. Wang Guoyu, Vice President of the Global Transportation Business Unit, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, about some of the developments underway at Huawei ( aiming to create a seamless passenger experience for all. DeeDee Doke: Do…

Source: International Air Transport Association (IATA) |

Coronavirus: International Air Transport Association (IATA) revises 2020 Passenger Traffic Forecast Down for Africa

Four airlines across Africa have ceased operations due to the impact of COVID-19 and two are in voluntary administration, with many more in serious financial distress

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its traffic forecast for Africa for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery. IATA now expects full-year 2020 passenger numbers in Africa (to/from/within) to reach only 30% of 2019 levels, down significantly from the 45% that was projected in July In absolute numbers, the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus: List of countries from which visitors are permitted to enter Seychelles

Changes to the list: Botswana, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe has been added

List of countries from which visitors are permitted to enter Seychelles – changes to current list are effective from Monday 19th October 2020. Australia Egypt Liechtenstein Portugal Vietnam Austria Estonia Lithuania Qatar Zimbabwe Botswana Finland Malawi Rwanda Burundi Germany Malaysia Singapore Cambodia Ghana Mauritius South Africa Canada Iceland Monaco South…

Source: International Air Transport Association (IATA) |

Coronavirus: International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes US Military Report on Low Risk of Catching COVID-19 on a Flight

The US Transcom testing showed that the aerosol was “rapidly diluted by the high air exchange rates” of a typical aircraft cabin

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release of the results of testing by the United States Transportation Command (US Transcom) confirming the low risk of COVID-19 transmission onboard an aircraft.The US Transcom testing, which was conducted in August, found that “the overall exposure risk from aerosolized pathogens, like…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

New USAID-Ethiopian Airlines Partnership to Source Food from Local Farmers for In-Flight Meals

These new business linkages will help farmers and local agribusinesses reach a prominent new market and increase their revenue streams

Today, Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor signed a memorandum of understanding…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR’s life-saving flights from Libya resume after seven-month suspension

UNHCR warns of mounting needs in Sahel as forced displacement intensifies

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency evacuated last night a group of 153 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers out…

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Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) Entrusts National Aviation Services (NAS) with Comprehensive Passenger Handling Services at Baghdad International Airport

NAS will extend its expertise and resources at the Babylon and Samara passenger terminals as well as the international transit halls

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has entrusted National Aviation Services (NAS) (, a leading aviation services provider across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, to upgrade and operate passenger-handling services and processes at the Baghdad International Airport. NAS will extend its expertise and resources at the Babylon and…