Aviation

Arik Air

Arik Air resumes Abuja-Accra flights July 17

Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier said on Friday it would resume daily flight operations between Abuja and Accra, Ghana on July 17. The airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, disclosed this on Friday in Lagos that the resumption of flights between the two countries was part of efforts to satisfy the company’s customers. Ilegbodu […]

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NCAA

Aviation industries may attain highest safety rating by 2017 ending

Stakeholders have said that the country’s aviation industry may attain the highest global safety rating by the end of 2017, going by current developments. In January, the country rose to Level 3 of the State Safety Programme implementation process, a categorisation of the International Civil Aviation Organisation that tracks the SSP implementation process of member-states […]

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Osinbajo to get involve in domestic airlines’ instability

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has waded into the crisis plaguing the domestic airlines with a firm commitment to resuscitate the industry and position it as a hub for the African continent. Osibanjo had over the weekend called for a close door meeting in his office at the Presidential Villa with CEOs of the […]

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China aviation fines Emirates airline for violating safety rules

China’s civil aviation authority has fined Dubai-based Emirates airline for violating safety rules and banned it from adding new routes in the country for six months. On April 17, an Emirates plane flew at the wrong height over the city of Urumqi in far-western Xinjiang, causing “serious flight conflict,” the Civil Aviation Administration of China […]

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Air Peace, FAAN duel over ₦7 million debt claim

Air Peace and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN) have disagreed over a ₦7 million debt accruing as landing, parking and electricity charges at Enugu Airport. While the airline said it has paid over ₦5 million through the Remita platform, the authority said the amount was yet to reflect in its system. Consequently, […]

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FAAN suspends luggage checking at Murtala Muhammed Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria says checking of travellers luggage will no longer be done at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The Managing Director, FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, said this was part of the plan to ensure the implementation of the Executive Order recently issued by the Acting President […]

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‘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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