Aviation

‘Closure of Abuja airport led to 983,705 decrease in travellers’

The six-week closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja has resulted into the decline in the number of air travellers by 983,705 or 28.2 per cent, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics. The Abuja airport was closed by the Federal Government on March 8 in order to carry out repairs […]

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NCAA

NCAA call Ethiopian Airlines to cease taking deportation charges

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has ordered Ethiopian Airlines to stop taking deportation charges from Nigerians travelling to South Africa. According to the NCAA, the refundable deportation fee that the airline charges passengers without valid South African visa or a return ticket is illegal and unauthorised. The NCAA said it had received complaints that all South […]

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Nigerian airports secured against Ebola virus

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Monday declared that all measures adopted in 2014 to curtail the spread of the dreaded Ebola virus at airports across the country had been adequately fortified. It also assured passengers and other users of their safety at the nation’s airports following the World Health Organisation’s recent announcement on the […]

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Arik Air

Arik payback to dissatisfied customers on weekly basis hit ₦75 million

The Asset Management Company of Nigeria-appointed management of Arik Air has said that as a result of the rot in the airline, it is being forced to make refunds of between N60m and N75m to dissatisfied customers on a weekly basis. According to the Chief Executive Officer, Arik Air, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, the new management […]

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FG plans fresh upgrade of 22 airport terminals

With the failure of the airports remodelling project of the former administration, there are indications that the government intends to replicate the facelift currently ongoing at the Lagos airport terminal in other airports across the country, MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI of Punchng writes Following the completion of the repairs of the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International […]

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Delta’s Q1 profit falls, but airline forecasts rising prices

Rising labor and fuel costs cut into Delta’s first-quarter profit, but the airline expects help this spring from higher average prices. Delta said Wednesday that it expects a key revenue measure to rise by between 1 and 3 percent in the second quarter compared with a year earlier. That is a sign that after falling […]

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Murtala Muhammed airport Lagos Nigeria

Lagos international airport terminal undergo renovation

Nigeria Federal Government through its agency, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has commenced the renovation of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The development is coming after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo visited the airport some weeks ago as acting president and complained about the state of its facilities. FAAN, however, said prior to the […]

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Group wants prosecution of airline operators over N15B debt

Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals want the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arrest and prosecute airline operators over the N15bn ticket and cargo sales charge they owe the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. The NCAA had said that airlines owed it about N15bn from the five per cent ticket and cargo sales charge. The Secretary General, […]

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