Air Côte d’Ivoire to replace A319s with A320neo

Air Côte d'Ivoire to replace A319s with A320neo

Air Côte d’Ivoire Airbus A320-200 Nigeria has granted daily traffic rights to British Airways , Virgin Atlantic , and Turkish Airlines , while continuing to ban other European carriers over reciprocal visa issues.

From October 2, British Airways and Turkish Airlines, along with Ethiopian Airlines , RwandAir , ASKY Airlines , and Air Côte d’Ivoire have approval to operate daily flights to Lagos and Abuja , according to the latest flight schedule update from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Africa World Airlines has approval to operate twice-daily flights to Lagos and daily ones to Abuja; while Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways , Delta Air Lines , and Kenya Airways may now fly daily to Lagos, according to the approval signed by NCAA Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Captain Musa Nuhu.

Meanwhile, the West African country continues to blacklist Lufthansa , Air France , and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines over travel restrictions imposed on Nigerian tourist visa holders by the European Union. This despite a meeting between Nigeria’s Aviation Ministry and EU ministers last month when…

The Government of Liberia has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ghanaian start-up Goldstar Airlines ( Accra ) over the proposed establishment of a new Liberian national airline.

An official statement did not reveal the exact shareholder breakdown of Lone Star Air ( Monrovia Roberts ) let alone a potential launch date. However, it did confirm that Lone Star Air would serve 11 West African cities from its Monrovia Roberts base namely Accra , Abuja , Lagos , Abidjan , Freetown , Banjul , Conakry , Dakar Blaise Diagne Int’l , Ouagadougou , Bissau , and São Tome . Eric Bannerman, the Chairman/CEO of Goldstar Air, has confirmed to ch-aviation that operations will be onboard EMB-145LR s.

Liberian transport minister, Samuel Wlue, signed the memorandum of understanding on behalf of the Government of Liberia with Bannerman signing for the Ghanaian start-up.

Liberia does currently have any scheduled airlines of its own with all of its regional international connectivity provided by the likes of ASKY Airlines , Royal Air Maroc , Air Côte d’Ivoire ,…

Emirates (EK, Dubai Int’l ) is the latest airline to be banned from Nigeria, according to the country’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika.

The ban takes effect today (September 21, 2020), Sirika said on Twitter. The Middle East carrier was previously excluded from a list of blacklisted airlines published by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Aviation ahead of the […]

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