Drone threat a steep learning curve for airport chiefs

NCAA issue circular on drones usage to avoid threat

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said it has concluded plan to issue advisory circulation on the use of drones in Nigeria in order to ensure it does not interfere with civil aviation. This was disclosed by the Director General of the agency, Captain Muhtar Usman, who told THISDAY that there was need to prevent […]

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Air France, Lufthansa, Chronos Air From Malabo Moved Their Operations Into The Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa (phia)

3 foreign airlines commence operations into new PH terminal

Three foreign airlines have commenced flight services into the recently inaugurated Port Harcourt International Airport. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, on Monday, announced that Air France, Lufthansa and Cronos Airlines from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea had commenced operations into the airport. FAAN, through its Twitter handle, said, “Air France, Lufthansa, Cronos Airlines from Malabo moved […]

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Air Peace bags Airline of the year awards 2018

Major Nigerian carrier, Air Peace has pledged to sustain its high safety standards and would continue to bring Nigeria honour in the global aviation industry. The airline made the promise after emerging as the airline of the year at Independent Awards 2018, held in Lagos. Organisers of the awards, Independent Newspapers Limited said the airline […]

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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

IATA unveils data sharing tool to tackle turbulence

The International Air Transport Association, the global body for airlines, has launched a data tool that will help airlines collaborate in real-time during flights to avoid turbulence. The association said the tool, Turbulence Aware, would augment an airline’s ability to forecast and avoid turbulence by pooling and sharing turbulence data generated by participating airlines as […]

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New Zealand to buy new Boeing maritime patrol planes

African airlines carried 3 pct share of international passengers in 2018

African airlines got a share of three per cent from the 4.3 billion passengers carried by air transport on scheduled services in 2018. The International Civil Aviation Organisation said international scheduled passenger traffic expressed in terms of revenue passenger-kilometres grew by 6.4 per cent in 2018, down from the strong 8.4 per cent recorded in […]

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NCAA to withdraw AOCs of unauthorised charter flight operators

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has threatened to sanction airline operators who engage in charter operations with unauthorised permits. “By this, any operator caught engaging in such unauthorised services will have its Air Operator Certificate suspended or revoked,” the NCAA said in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, on Sunday. […]

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Dana Air Introduces ‘Mega Miles’ Promo

Nigeria’s domestic operator, Dana Air has launched a ‘Mega Miles’ promo to encourage its customers to book a return ticket and get miles good enough to get an upgrade from economy class to business class at no cost or pay for excess luggage using miles. According to statement by the airline’s Media and Communications Manager, […]

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Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

Emirates introduces discounted fares for Nigerians

Middle East major carrier, Emirates has introduced discounted fares for its Nigeria customers. The campaign commenced on January 7 and will last till January 21, 2019, while travel period is scheduled for January 13th to June 30th 2019. The airline said Nigerian travellers planning to travel to various destinations in Europe from Lagos would pay […]

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Abuja Airport

Flight operations officially begin at Abuja airport’s new terminal

The newly inaugurated international terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has officially been opened for operations as Asky Airlines began operations at the terminal on Sunday. Asky Airlines’ B737-700 aircraft with flight number ET-AVP, which landed at the airport at 3:30 pm from Lome in Togo, had 91 persons on board comprising 85 […]

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Air Peace flight

Panic at NAIA as Air Peace aircraft tyre bursts during take-off

There was panic at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday evening when the tyre of an Air Peace aircraft blew off and made a loud sound while it was already taxiing for take-off on the runway. It was gathered that passengers on the aircraft, who were heading to Benin from Abuja, were terrified […]

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Airlines to spend $200 billion on fuel in 2019: report

The International Air Transport Association, IATA, in its Economic Report for 2019 said airlines fuel bill will rise to $200 billion in 2019. According to the report, the number of new destinations will increase and number of aircraft fleet worldwide will equally increase by over 1000 aircraft as there will be around 4.8 million available […]

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Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom acquires three aircraft for Ibom Airline

Akwa Ibom State Government said on Thursday that it had acquired three aircraft to its fleets of Ibom Airline Company. The State Commissioner for Special Duties and Aviation Development, Mr Akan Okon, who disclosed this at the New Year chat with newsmen in Uyo, said the airline would be run as a limited liability company. […]

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