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Volkswagen scandal: France opens inquiry into ‘deception’

French authorities have opened an inquiry into Volkswagen over the rigging of emission tests. The Paris prosecutor said it was investigating suspicions of “aggravated deception”. Last month VW admitted that 11 million of its vehicles were fitted with devices which allowed them to cheat emissions tests. Also on Friday Swiss authorities have ordered a temporary halt to sales of vehicles ...

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Apiigy’s contract was terminated, he didn’t resign – AWA

Local airline Africa World Airlines (AWA) has clarified recent reports surrounding the exit of its former Chief Operations Officer Apiigy Afenu. Citi Business News had earlier reported that Apiigy Afenu had resigned from the local airline following a rift between one of the airline’s directors and the co-founder of AWA Togbe Afede over some financial disagreements. But a statement from ...

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Starbow receives IATA Operational Safety Audit certificate

Starbow

Starbow has received the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate after successfully completing the audit for modern operational safety requirements compliance. The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) programme is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. The IOSA audit covers all aspects of an airline`s operations affecting flight ...

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Africa World Airlines Apigy Afenu resigns

Citi Business News has gathered the Chief Operations Officer of Africa World Airlines (AWA) Apigy Afenu, has resigned. His resignation takes effect from September 30, 2015. Apigy Afenu was appointed Chief Operations Officer of AWA in 2012, and is credited with overseeing the transformation and growth of the airline over the past three years. He is also credited with attracting South Africa ...

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Volkswagen facing multiple US probes

Volkswagen is facing multiple investigations in the United States, including, reports say, a criminal probe from the Department of Justice. They follow an admission by the world’s biggest carmaker that it deceived US regulators in exhaust emissions tests. A DoJ criminal investigation would be serious, as federal authorities can bring charges with severe penalties against a firm and individuals. Late ...

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Starbow adjudged domestic airline of the year

Domestic Airliner Starbow has won again the coveted domestic airline of the year, in Ghana for the year, 2014 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) for the 2nd time in a row. The airline was awarded for its unmatched services to passengers and other clients in the year under review. This was at the 26th National Marketing Performance ...

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What you need to know about the Volkswagen scandal

What did Volkswagen do? The company is said to have been caught cheating on American air pollution tests. Volkswagen installed sophisticated software known as “defeat devices” in diesel vehicles issued between 2008 to 2015. This only allowed emissions controls to run full-tilt during official testing, but emitted 10 to 40 times the legal amount while on the road. The allegations ...

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Government to withdraw VAT on local airfares

Africa World Airlines Aircraft

The 17.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) being charged on domestic airline fares may be withdrawn in the next budget that is if cabinet yields to pressure from the transport and finance ministries to do so. According to the transport ministry the domestic aviation sector is under a lot of pressure due to lack of incentives and several tax charges. After ...

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Fly 540 to resume operations in October under new name Royal Fly-Gh

Citi Business News has gathered local airline FLY540 will resume operations in October. Citi Business News has learnt the airline upon resumption of operations will bear a new name  Royal Fly-Gh. The local airline has already begun rebranding under its new name with new colors and a fresh logo. Fly540 Ghana, one of four domestic airlines in the country, in ...

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Lufthansa pilots ordered to end strike by court

Lufthansa

A German regional court has ordered an end to the Lufthansa pilots’ strike which has affected 140,000 travellers, overturning a previous ruling by a lower court. lufthPilots began action stopping long-haul flights yesterday and extended it to medium and short-haul journeys today. Their union is in a long battle over pay and retirement benefits. The company said the judgement was ...

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