Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Steady growth for airfreight in the Ivory Coast

Airfreight volumes at Abidjan’s Felix-Houphouet-Boigny International Airport have been rising at steady rates over the past few years. Figures provided to Air Cargo Week by airport operator AERIA show that freight tonnage increased from 20,774 tonnes in 2015 to 24,794 tonnes in 2018. Freight on non-freighter aircraft rose from 15,020 tonnes in 2015 to 16,559 […]

African airfreight getting ready to take off

Airfreight in Africa is on the verge of massive expansion, driven by a landmark co-operation and regulations liberalisation agreement, a diversification of routes and improvements to infrastructure, writes Stuart Flitton. These developments follow the strong and steady growth that led to the largest year-on-year increase in demand last year of nearly 18 per cent. The […]

Four dead as aircraft chartered by French army crashes in Ivory Coast

An Antonov AN-26 chartered by the French army has crashed taking off from Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, resulting in four deaths. The aircraft, which was built in 1975 and owned by Moldavian charter company, Valan International Cargo Charter, crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Abidjan Felix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport on 14 […]

Benin and Rwanda to establish joint venture airline

The governments of Benin and Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture airline owned by the two countries and based in Cotonou, Benin. Plan are for it to commence its initial operations providing air transportation for passengers and goods between and to Abidjan, Brazzaville, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar and […]