Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe

Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing program that will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be issued soon by the government of Italy. “Carefully designed COVID-19 testing protocols are the best path for resuming international travel safely and without quarantine until vaccinations are widely in place,” said Steve Sear, Delta President – International and Executive…

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Timely release of accident reports crucial, says AIB boss

Timely release of accident reports crucial, says AIB boss

  Why Kabo, Aero, Skybird incidents occurred   Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru has re-emphasized the timeliness of aircraft accident reports, saying that timely release of occurrence reports is very crucial to the delivery of the agency’s mandate of investigating air accident and serious incidents with the aim of forestalling such occurrence from reoccurring. The aircraft engineer at a briefing in Abuja on Thursday while releasing three serious incident reports and two safety bulletin…

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Bibi’s Appointment Set To Galvanise Bauchi Tourism

Bibi’s Appointment Set To Galvanise Bauchi Tourism

The Bauchi State Government has named Alhaji Abubakar Bibi as the Executive Secretary of Bauchi State Tourism Board (BSTB). The appointment, which has been approved by the State Governor Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has elicited excitement and anticipation among tourism stakeholders. The appointment of Bibi, an experienced aviation and travel Professional, is widely seen as a major step by Gov Mohammed to reposition the tourism sector to generate revenue and jobs for Bauchi State, which…

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Qantas To Demand Passengers Are Vaccinated Before Int’l Travel

Qantas To Demand Passengers Are Vaccinated Before Int’l Travel

Qantas’ CEO has said that its passengers in the future must provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus before they fly internationally. Alan Joyce told CNN’s Nine News that requiring proof from travellers would be a “necessity” once Covid-19 vaccines become readily available. “Whether you need that domestically, we will have to see what happens with Covid-19 in the market. But certainly, for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity,”…

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Foreign Airlines’ Multiple Designation Policy Under Scrutiny

Foreign Airlines’ Multiple Designation Policy Under Scrutiny

How easy is it reviewing policies that have hindered the growth of Nigerian carriers? Time will tell if plans by the National Assembly to review multiple designations to foreign airlines won’t go the way of others, writes, WOLE SHADARE Strong battle ahead Aviation is not a stand-alone in any country. Aviation is a reflection of the policies and the financial health of any country. So, when aviation is taken and the country is not doing…

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Unsafe Airspace: Aircraft Lease Rental, Access To Int’l Funds Could Be Tough-NCAA

Unsafe Airspace: Aircraft Lease Rental, Access To Int’l Funds Could Be Tough-NCAA

Insurance Premium May Skyrocket, Operators Flay Lawmakers The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has come to the defence of the industry and airlines, saying the statement credited to the National Assembly that Nigerian airlines are not safe had the potentials of doing incalculable damage to an already distressed aviation industry. The Director-General of NCAA, Capt Musa Nuhu frowned at the statement, saying it will cast doubt in Nigeria civil aviation with international community and would…

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FG Seeks Single Digit Interest Loans, Aviation Revival Plans To Gulp N27b

FG Seeks Single Digit Interest Loans, Aviation Revival Plans To Gulp N27b

The Federal Government has put in a process to ensure the revival of the aviation industry. To achieve this, government is providing N27 billion financial support for the sector in its economic plan christened ‘Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan.’ Following the health and economic emergencies caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, President Muhammadu Buhari established the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) on March 30, 2020. Members of the committee include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers of finance, budget and…

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Emirates Offers First Ever Expanded $500,000 Multi-Risk Travel Coverage

Emirates Offers First Ever Expanded $500,000 Multi-Risk Travel Coverage

Emirates customers can now plan their travels and fly with even greater assurance and peace of mind, with the airline’s latest industry-first initiative to provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current COVID-19 cover. Provided by Emirates at no additional cost to its customers, and provided by AIG Travel, this cover is the first of its kind in the airline and travel insurance industry. It is designed to provide all Emirates passengers a…

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NAHCo Partners Skyward Aviation, Inks Additional Contract With Qatar

NAHCo Partners Skyward Aviation, Inks Additional Contract With Qatar

The recent partnership between NAHCO Plc and Skyward Aviation is set to significantly improve trade relations between Nigeria and China, as the airline begins its direct cargo flights from Urumqi, China to Lagos. And to cement the partnership, the handling agreement has been signed between the two parties, signaling the beginning of a rewarding relationship. NAHCO Plc’s Executive Director, Commercial & Business Development, Prince Saheed Lasisi, said, at the contract signing ceremony, held at the…

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Reps Flay Customs Disregard For FG’s Waiver On Aircraft Duty

Reps Flay Customs Disregard For FG’s Waiver On Aircraft Duty

Propose N50b bailout for airlines The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has kicked against the continued collection of import duties on imported commercial aircraft and spare parts despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s executive order exempting them. The committee led by its chairman,  Nnolim Nnaji during a press conference on Monday also frowned at the persistence imposition of value added tax, (VAT) on importation of aircraft and spares by Federal Inland Revenue, (FIRS). Nnaji disclosed that …

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