Why Air Peace foray into Intl routes is delayed – COO

Why Air Peace foray into Intl routes is delayed – COO

Air Peace’s foray into international routes may be a mirage except government’s policies in aviation are relaxed for the carrier to compete with their foreign counterparts, the Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Mrs. Obligation Olajide, has said. The airline was designated on long haul flights to Houston, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai, Johannesburg, Dubai and Sharjah but yet to operate any of the routes. She said this on the sideline of the just concluded 5th…

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Dana Air Bags Two Crew Proficiency Awards

Dana Air Bags Two Crew Proficiency Awards

 Dana Air has shown clear leadership in crew professionalism among domestic airlines in Nigeria as it crew clinched the Excellent Crew Professionalism Award, and Cabin Crew Excellent Award at the Nigerian Aviation Business Exhibition 2018 and Cabin Crew fair 2018 held in Lagos recently. The Aviation Business and Exhibition 2018 and the Cabin Crew Fair 2018 organised by Mamanaviworld and Mama J Aviation Consult respectively, are platforms designed for stakeholders to deliberate on industry best…

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Flight shortage: Air Peace pledges to rescue travellers with more flights

Flight shortage: Air Peace pledges to rescue travellers with more flights

Air Peace on Thursday urged members of the flying public not to panic over the shortage of scheduled flights on domestic routes, assuring that it would soon deploy more aircraft to service destinations currently experiencing air travel difficulties. A statement issued by Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the carrier was concerned about reports of shortage of scheduled flights across the country and was ready to do everything within its capacity to…

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OPINION: Evaluating aviation’s modest successes

OPINION: Evaluating aviation’s modest successes

  By Abdullahi Aminu In a 2016 interview, the Managing Director of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Kuru, captured what the fate of air travellers in the country would be were Arik and Aero Contractors allowed to go under, when he said: “We cannot afford for the two airlines to go under, the effect will be devastating for our aviation industry.” Arguably, the two leading airlines in the country were almost…

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Abuja: Building airport of the future?

Abuja: Building airport of the future?

With massive infrastructural development in Abuja, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport may well be regarded as Nigeria’s modern and best aerodromes with the most modern light rail system and other facilities, writes, WOLE SHADARE Nauseating experience As a widely travelled person within and outside the shores of Nigeria, the differences between aviation infrastructure (and by implication, airport experience) in the Western world, and even in some African countries, including South Africa, Ethiopia and even nearby Ghana…

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Airbus delivers first A330-900 to launch operator TAP Air Portugal

Airbus delivers first A330-900 to launch operator TAP Air Portugal

 TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of the world’s first new generation wide-body A330neo and, as the launch airline, will be the first to benefit from the aircraft’s unbeatable operating economics, increased range, and Airbus’ new Airspace cabin offering passengers the best in class comfort. The Portuguese carrier will take delivery of a further 20 A330-900s in the coming years.  TAP Air Portugal’s first A330-900 is leased from Avolon. It features 298 seats in a…

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IATA to assist Africa to maximize 55.8 billion aviation gains

IATA to assist Africa to maximize 55.8 billion aviation gains

 Sector’s taxes, charges, fuel highest in the world Continent, expensive place for business To enable aviation to be an even bigger driver of prosperity across the African continent, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it is working closely with governments to realise $55.8 billion of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs in Nigeria and the continent as a whole.   The group carpeted the continent’s operating environment, saying, “Africa is an expensive place for airlines to do business….

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NAMA DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING CONFERRED WITH NSE FELLOWSHIP

NAMA DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING CONFERRED WITH NSE FELLOWSHIP

The Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Ahmed Umar Farouk at the weekend made the list of 32 eminent Nigerians inducted into the prestigious Fellowship of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).  The event which took place at the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) Conference Centre, Abuja was part of activities marking the 60th anniversary of the society.  Speaking at the induction ceremony, the President of the Nigerian…

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NCAA warns pilots over adverse weather conditions

NCAA warns pilots over adverse weather conditions

Lagos, Abuja airports may not be affected The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned pilots and airline operators to observe safety precautions in line with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) during flight operations in adverse weather conditions. This warning was contained in an Advisory Circular with reference no. AC: NCAA-AEROMET- 26: to all pilots and airline operators signed by the Director General of the Authority, Capt Muhtar Usman. This warning is coming amid acquisition…

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More Nigerians Turning To Digital Solutions To Manage Their Travel – Travelport Research

More Nigerians Turning To Digital Solutions To Manage Their Travel – Travelport Research

    Nigeria Ranks 5th Overall in Global Survey of 25 Countries   Travellers Embrace a Total Digital Travel Experience   Nigerian travellers are forward-thinking and ready to embrace new technologies more readily than their counterparts from Europe and other parts of the world. This was a major finding of the 2018 Global Digital Traveller Research, an independent global travel study conducted by Travelport, the world’s leading global commerce platform. The 2018 survey, which covered 16,200 respondents…

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