Arik Air celebrates Nigeria’s Independence with 250 free tickets

Arik Air celebrates Nigeria’s Independence with 250 free tickets

  Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline is giving away 250 free tickets on October 1, 2018 to celebrate Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary. Customers flying Arik Air on Monday, October 1 have the opportunity of winning complimentary tickets on board as five one-way economy class tickets will be raffled on each and every flight of the day. In the course of the day’s flights, the crew will conduct a raffle using the seat numbers to draw five…

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Nigeria Air suspension, opportunity for Nigerian carriers to up their game-Onyema

Nigeria Air suspension, opportunity for Nigerian carriers to up their game-Onyema

*Air Peace loses N1B on W/Coast in six months Chairman of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema said the suspension of national carrier by the Federal Government was a huge challenge to domestic carriers or the country’s flag carriers to step up to the plate to offer Nigerians quality services. This is coming as the carrier disclosed that his airline lost over N1 billion in six months on West Coast operations because of huddles put on…

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SAHCOL chairman bags award

SAHCOL chairman bags award

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL, Dr. Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi (MON) has been honoured with the ‘NUATE Philanthropic Award’, by the Nigerian Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE. The award was presented to him at the Union Quadrennial National Delegates Conference and Awards Ceremony, held at the Grand Hotel Convention Centre and Resort, Asaba, Delta State, in the presence of eminent Nigerians, Labour and Chief Executive…

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Nigeria records 19, 000 flight delays, 348 cancellations in six

Nigeria records 19, 000 flight delays, 348 cancellations in six

Nigeria’s aviation sector recorded 16, 880 scheduled flight delays through the domestic airlines between January and June this year according to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).  This is coming as 2,443 flight delays through the international airline operations in the country within the same period.  This is just as five airlines, many flight crews and aircraft engineers were sanctioned for violating safety regulations.  The data was released at a stakeholders forum organized by the Nigerian…

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Airbus A330-900 receives EASA Type Certification

Airbus A330-900 receives EASA Type Certification

Aircraft ready for delivery to first operator TAP Air Portugal soon The A330-900 has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The Type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trevor Woods, and handed over by EASA’s Head of Large Aeroplanes Certification, Ludovic Aron, to Airbus’ Head of Engineering for Commercial Aircraft, Jean-Brice Dumont. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification is expected to…

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‘Single airspace, stimulus for Africa’s airlines’ growth’

‘Single airspace, stimulus for Africa’s airlines’ growth’

The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), an initiative of Africa Union, is the much awaited stimulus for air transport growth in Africa and ultimately socioeconomic growth of Africa, according to a former Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun. The expert said this in a paper presented to New Telegraph at a function in Lagos. He said travel between African countries over the years has proven to be…

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FG eyes N289bn for Skyway Aviation Handling Co, others for sale this year

FG eyes N289bn for Skyway Aviation Handling Co, others for sale this year

Tony Chukwunyem with agency report The Federal Government will offer 10 companies, including Nicon Insurance Ltd. and Skyway Aviation Handling Co for sale to selected investors and the public in the fourth quarter to raise N289 billion ($797 million) toward funding the 2018 budget, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has said. Bloomberg reported BPE Director, Joe Anichebe, as saying that preparations are in the final stages to begin the sale of the companies in…

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Nigeria Air: Tale of broken dream

Nigeria Air: Tale of broken dream

Nigeria Air project is put on hold. This could be all government needs to fashion out a more sustainable mode for a successful national carrier, writes, WOLE SHADARE  Shock The news last week of the suspension of Nigeria Air came to many as a rude shock. Many are yet to come to terms that an airline which many Nigerians had looked up to would not fly, albeit temporarily. No tangible reason was given by the Federal…

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Sirika, 400 delegates for NUATE confab 

Sirika, 400 delegates for NUATE confab 

Minister of State Aviation Hadi Sirika, heads of aviation agencies and over four hundred delegates will converge on Asaba, Delta state capital for the national delegates conference of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE). According to the general secretary of NUATE, Olayinka Abioye, the 10th quardrennial national delegates conference with its theme, ‘Public, private Partnership in aviation industry – Perspective from investors, labour and management’ will feature awards.  Abioye explained that past leaders…

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Navigation tools for Lagos, Abuja airports gulp $6m

Navigation tools for Lagos, Abuja airports gulp $6m

      FG to deploy equipment to 15 others There are indications that the Federal Government may have spent over $6 million in the installation of category III Instrument Landing System (ILS) for Lagos and Abuja airports, Woleshadare.net has learnt. Besides, government has also concluded plans to install the equipment in 15 other airports across the country and this is expected to cost about $51 million. A source in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)…

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