Aviators Africa to hold leadership symposium Oct 27

Aviators Africa to hold leadership symposium Oct 27

Aviation policy makers, various aviation agency chieftains, private sector participants and the media would on October 27 and 28, 2021 converge in Lagos to brainstorm on problems that are bedeviling the aviation in Africa with a view to proffering solutions to them. All these views would be laid bare at the 3rd Leadership CEO’s Forum organized by Aviator’s Africa. Aside that, the firm has also announced that it would be giving out three awards on the…

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Kenya Airways Wins Award at the Kenya E-commerce Awards

Kenya Airways Wins Award at the Kenya E-commerce Awards

National carrier Kenya Airways has been named best in E-commerce Travel and Tourism category at this year’s Kenya E-commerce Awards.  The Kenya E-commerce Awards, an annual awards ceremony first launched in 2019, celebrates the best brands in Kenya’s digital commerce and marketplaces space. These awards aim to maximize marketing efforts for companies through advocating for their e-commerce platforms, engaging companies’ audiences through nomination, voting and recognition, and offering a networking opportunity for companies by meeting…

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Jet2.com orders 36 A321neos, becomes new Airbus customer

Jet2.com orders 36 A321neos, becomes new Airbus customer

Jet2.com has placed an initial order for 36 A321neos making the airline based in Leeds, United Kingdom, a new Airbus customer and a new Airbus A320neo Family operator. The order reflects Jet2.com’s ambitious fleet expansion and renewal plans. Engine selection will be made at a later date. Philip Meeson, Jet2.com Executive Chairman said, “Jet2.com will be proud to  operate the Airbus A321neo in the years ahead.  This aircraft  is, in our opinion,  the most efficient and…

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Ethiopian Airlines incredible success story, inks MoU with Boeing

Ethiopian Airlines incredible success story, inks MoU with Boeing

Africa’s most successful airline, Ethiopian Airlines is building on the legacy of success by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as it positions Ethiopia as an aviation hub for Africa.  Building on the two parties’ seventy years of shared history in aviation, the MoU with aircraft maker Boeing aims at positioning Ethiopia as Africa’s aviation hub – “Ethiopia for Africa”. The airline grew extremely quickly between 2011 and 2019, with the full-service carrier more than doubling…

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Nigeria’s Aviation Roadmap: Long In Promise, Short In Delivery?

Nigeria’s Aviation Roadmap: Long In Promise, Short In Delivery?

In Nigeria, the needed executive capacity to implement aviation roadmap programmes is lacking on an international scale. WOLE SHADARE highlights the impediments to this policy adopted by successive governments. Sing songs? The ‘mantra’, aviation road-map seems to have been the sing-song for any new administration saddled with the responsibility of leaving the sector when they met it. The airports’ infrastructural report of Nigeria unlike South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, Rwanda and Kenya is nothing to write home about as…

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Concession: Stakeholders Worry Over Fate Of 18 Airports

Concession: Stakeholders Worry Over Fate Of 18 Airports

Aerodromes record losses   As the Federal Government pushes through its airport concession agenda, stakeholders have raised concerns over the fate of over 18 other airports. The airports slated for concession are the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and the Port-Harcourt International Airport, Port- Harcourt. These aerodromes generate over 80 per cent of the total annual earnings of all the airports in the country. Although stakeholders…

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Arik Air returns to Sokoto, Kano

Arik Air returns to Sokoto, Kano

Arik Air has concluded plans to resume flight operations from Abuja to Sokoto and Kano effective September 3, 2021. Flights from Abuja to Sokoto and Abuja to Kano will operate weekly every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Lagos passengers can also connect seamlessly to either of the two destinations via Abuja. The decision to reinstate flights to Sokoto and Kano was informed by the yearnings of customers in those areas for the real Arik Air experience….

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Tukur Condemns Murder Of Pilot, Urges Police To Track Killers

Tukur Condemns Murder Of Pilot, Urges Police To Track Killers

    The former Deputy General Secretary of the Airline Operators of Nigeria, (AON) Alhaji Mohammed Tukur has condemned the brutal murder of Abdulkkarim N’Allah, the son of Senator Bala N’Allah of Kebbi State last Sunday. Tukur who described the death of the young pilot as a big blow to the aviation industry however urged the security agencies to ensure that the culprits are apprehended to answer for their heinous crime. He noted that the…

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Infrastructure decay skyrockets aviation insurance premium

Infrastructure decay skyrockets aviation insurance premium

Nigeria inches towards cheaper insurance premium South Africa tops Nigeria as largest aviation operative in Africa     Infrastructure decay that dotted many of Nigeria’s airports, categorization of airports in the country and particularly African nations as ‘unsafe’ and the perceived high rate of air accidents has continuously seen aircraft insurance premiums skyrocket. However the relative improvement in airport infrastructure, air traffic control management and the strict regulation by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)…

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FAAN contractors panic over N40 billion loan default

FAAN contractors panic over N40 billion loan default

Contractors who have engaged in the delivery of jobs to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) since 2018 are facing trouble with many of their bankers over funds totaling N40 billion. The contractors who spoke to journalists under condition of anonymity because of the fear of victimization said funds used for the execution of jobs such as supply of diesel to many of the country’s airports, supply of office equipment, engineering works, maintenance of…

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