Just In: Competition revs up as United begins nonstop Washington-Lagos flight

Just In: Competition revs up as United begins nonstop Washington-Lagos flight

  Competition on the lucrative United States-Lagos route is set to have begun as United Airlines yesterday resumed flight services to Lagos, Nigeria. The airline would battle Delta Airlines for a huge market share on the route and may look to expand services to other cities in the future under the ‘Open Skies’ policy between Nigeria and the US. The carrier operated its new nonstop service between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and…

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Airbus Makes Inroad Into Nigerian Market

Airbus Makes Inroad Into Nigerian Market

The Nigerian aviation market is seeing a remarkable shift to other aircraft types. Airbus’ aggressive marketing strategy in Nigeria and Africa seems to be tilting the balance as innovation by Boeing and Airbus amid stiff rivalry is helping to reshape the travel industry. WOLE SHADARE writes A look in Aircraft maker, Airbus is making a significant inroad into Nigeria’s aviation market with some Nigerian operators looking at the direction of the European airplane maker for…

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NAHCO appoints Gupta as new GMD, acquires ground support equipment

NAHCO appoints Gupta as new GMD, acquires ground support equipment

  Fagbemi bows out     Nigeria’s foremost aviation ground handling company, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, (NAHCO) has taken delivery of additional Ground Support Equipment. The new delivery is made up of seven units of Goldhofer, Sherpa tractors, noted for its rigidity, and stability. The German-made equipment comes in six tons capacity and is built with a new generation engine and transmission, designed for all-weather and climate. Meanwhile, the Board has approved the…

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Heatwaves to sweep across Northern Nigeria

Heatwaves to sweep across Northern Nigeria

  The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) said from today and December 1, 2021, the northern, eastern parts of the country including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja would experience increased heatwaves. According to the NiMET forecast issued today, most parts of the northern region are to experience temperatures greater than 35°c and less than 40°C. North East Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Eastern part of Jigawa, northern Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to have temperatures in the…

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Omicron: WHO, IATA back Africa, call for borders to remain open

Omicron: WHO, IATA back Africa, call for borders to remain open

As a growing number of countries impose flight bans on Southern African nations due to concerns over the new Omicron variant, World Health Organisation (WHO) urges countries to follow science and the International Health Organisation Health Regulations (2015). Also, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it stands with the position of WHO on the virus, just as the clearinghouse for over 290 international airlines and African nations in calling for borders to remain open….

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Arik pilots foil robbery attempt on aircraft

Arik pilots foil robbery attempt on aircraft

Rather than abate, the robbery of aircraft on hold at the holding point of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos has continued as airlines and their aircraft are at the mercy of robbers. Just last week Thursday, an Arik aircraft suffered a similar fate putting passenger an aircraft in danger. An air traffic controller who spoke to Aviation Metric under strict condition of anonymity disclosed that an Arik aircraft landed at the Lagos international airport runway…

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No cracks in MMA2 parking lot pillars – BASL

No cracks in MMA2 parking lot pillars – BASL

  Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two, Lagos (MMA2) has assured stakeholders of safety at the parking lot and other facilities at the Terminal. BASL gave the assurance in response to the picture of supposedly cracked pillars at the parking lot trending on social media. Group Corporate Affairs Manager of BASL, Mikail Mumuni, in a statement on Sunday said “there are no cracked pillars at the parking lot.” He…

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Red List: South Africa disappointed by UK’s decision

Red List: South Africa disappointed by UK’s decision

Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is disappointed following announcements by the UK to place South Africa back on the red list together with five neighbouring African countries following the announcement by the country’s health department. Japan, Israel, and the European Union have all moved to place stricter measures against South African traveling to their part of the world. This follows an announcement by the Department of Health that a new variant of the coronavirus has been…

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AASA urges UK to reconsider decision to ‘Red List’ Southern African nations

AASA urges UK to reconsider decision to ‘Red List’ Southern African nations

The decision to add South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, and Namibia to the United Kingdom’s rest following the outbreak of a new COVID-19 variant is not going unchallenged. The travel restrictions placed on the Souther African nations take effect from today. To this end, the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) noted with distress the UK Government’s announcement that it will place South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Eswatini back onto its “Red…

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Nigeria Air: FG to float IPO, begins operations with three aircraft

Nigeria Air: FG to float IPO, begins operations with three aircraft

  The Federal Government on Thursday announced that beginning from next week it would start sending out Request for Proposals to investors interested in owning shares in the proposed national carrier. It also expressed hope that the carrier, Nigeria Air, would be quoted on the stock exchange, adding that Nigerians would be allowed to buy shares in the airline that was being planned to commence operations with three leased aircraft. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi…

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