Aviation

Allen-Onyema

Boeing 737 MAX 8: Air Peace CEO, Allen Onyema frowns at attack on airline

Chairman and CEO of Air Peace airline, Barrister Allen Onyema has frowned at the behavior of some Nigerians who have been attacking the airline and “mischievously” creating the impression that the airline already had Boeing 737 MAX 800 in its fleet since the aircraft type was involved in two fatal accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia […]

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Abuja Airport

Nigerian Airports recorded 41,745 flight delays in 2018

Nigerian airports recorded 36,350 domestic and 5,395 international flight delays in 2018. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in its executive summary published on its website. The records showed that two leading domestic airlines – Air Peace and Arik Air – topped the list of domestic flight delay. In 2018, Air […]

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Ethiopian Airlines to operate daily flights to Eritrea

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of first B737 Freighter

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has taken delivery of its first B737-800 freighter, the first of its kind in the Ethiopian Cargo fleet mix, on March 01, 2019. Reacting to the delivery, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “We are excited to have taken delivery of the newest freighter a few […]

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Flags are seen at the 2016 International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Dublin, Ireland June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Air safety: IATA rates Nigerian airlines, others high

The International Air Transport Association says Nigerian carriers and others across sub-Saharan African are making progress in air safety. The data released by IATA on the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry, showed continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to 2017. The report, however, stated that […]

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Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom takes delivery of 2-aircraft in preparation for flight operations

The Akwa Ibom State Government on Wednesday took delivery of two aircraft, CRJ 900 series from Canada with registration C-FWNL and C-FWNK in preparation for flight operations. The state government said the third aircraft in the fleet would arrive on Friday, February 22, adding that the aircraft were about six years old. At the unveiling […]

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Air Peace flight

Air Peace makes first landing at Bayelsa Airport

Nigeria’s major operator, Air Peace has made a historic landing as the first commercial airline to fly into the newly-built Bayelsa International Airport, amidst euphoria and excitement of the people of the state. The flight operated by Capt. Crosby Otobo and his crew took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, at about 2.50pm and […]

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NCAA

Airworthiness of aircraft flying Nigerian routes worries NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday, dispelled fears over the poor airworthiness of aircraft flown in Nigeria. It assured that there was no way a commercial operator can fly in the country with an unsafe equipment. Spokesman for the NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, who stated this while reacting to a trending online picture of […]

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Airbus unveils A220 plane, rebranded Bombardier model

Nigerian Airports receives 227,834 Aircraft, 15.2 million Passengers in 2018

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said a total of 15.2 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 227,834 aircraft movements in 2018. This was revealed in FAAN’s 2018 Annual Report obtained yesterday by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The report posted an increase of 2.5 million passengers from 12.7 […]

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Arik Air

Arik Air Valentine Promo

Arik Air, Nigeria’s major carrier is availing customers the opportunity of celebrating this year’s Valentine with their loved ones by launching a special promotion where guests can save up to 50 per cent on companion tickets. To enjoy this promotion, a couple needs to buy one economy class ticket and get 50 per cent discount […]

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Flights scrapped as Berlin airports brace for Monday strike

Tifa Travels Launches First LCC in Nigeria

First Lufthansa City Centre (LCC) in Nigeria has recently been launched by Tifa Travels, at the Ikeja-Lagos office of the company. The LCC which is a global body for travel agencies, warehouses other service suppliers and inventories in the travel industry and exists in over 250 countries, including Kenya, Ghana and now Nigeria. Speaking at […]

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Murtala Muhammed airport Lagos Nigeria

U.S. transport security begins routine assessment of Murtala Muhammed Airport

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority says a three-man United States Transportation Security Administration team has commenced a routine assessment of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The Transportation Security Administration is an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security that has authority over the security of the travelling public in the United States. According […]

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Air Peace flight

Air Peace: Flight aborted over bomb scare

A Lagos-bound Air Peace flight was forced to return to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday, following safety concerns over an explosive on board the aircraft. The Corporate Communications Manager of the carrier, Mr Chris Iwarah, said the pilot aborted the flight after receiving information that there was an explosive on the aircraft. […]

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