Dana offers seamless booking for passengers, partners Travelstart

Dana offers seamless booking for passengers, partners Travelstart

  Nigerian carrier Dana Air has announced that it will partner with Travelstart, Africa’s largest online travel agency, on seamless booking and exciting deals to provide customers with smart fares as soon as the ongoing systems integration is concluded. This was made known during a courtesy visit by the Global Chief Operating Officer of Travelstart, Amanpreet Singh from South Africa, and the Country Manager Travelstart Nigeria, Bukky Akomolafe to Dana Air recently. Speaking during the…

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Green Africa to expand fleet, scales operations, secures new deal with Leadway

Green Africa to expand fleet, scales operations, secures new deal with Leadway

Green Africa, Nigeria’s Lagos-based value airline, has secured new investment from Leadway Assurance Company Limited as the airline makes plans to increase fleet size and scale operations in the region. Since entry-into-service on August 12th, 2021, Green Africa has connected over 150,000 customers across eight airport stations in Nigeria while delivering on the promise of offering the best air travel fares in the market. This has placed the new carrier among the top three carriers…

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Fuel shortage, crew error, others caused Quorum helicopter crash as AIB releases more reports

Fuel shortage, crew error, others caused Quorum helicopter crash as AIB releases more reports

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Thursday released four final accident and serious incident reports and one safety bulletin to the public. The reports are those involving Quorum Aviation Limited’s Bell 206B3 Helicopter with registration 5N-BQW which occurred at Opebi, Lagos State on 28th August 2020, the accident involving Skypower Express Airways Nigeria Limited Air Tractor AT-401B Aircraft with registration 5N-BTV which occurred at Rukubi Village 90 NM South-East of Abuja on the 4th October…

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159 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

159 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

Their search for the proverbial golden fleece in faraway Libya turned sour as one hundred and fifty-nine Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned to Nigeria. The returnees who were assisted back to Nigeria arrived at Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja at about aboard Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A-DMG at about 1910 hours  The Director-General of the Agency, Alh Mustapha Habib Ahmed while receiving the Voluntary returnees on arrival admonished…

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Airlines bleed, overwhelmed, lost $60M to bird strikes, N20B to flight delay

Airlines bleed, overwhelmed, lost $60M to bird strikes, N20B to flight delay

Extinction fears grip carriers,  seek help Deny fare collusion Want end to multiple designations to foreign carriers Nigerian airlines are in dire straits. They are seeking help to make them remain afloat as they hinted that they are overwhelmed with issues that threatened their existence. Rising from a meeting, the airlines said they lost $60 million to bird strikes in 2021 with Air Peace recording 14 bird strikes in 2021 and four this year already….

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Nigeria’s low-level demand for air travel 

Nigeria’s low-level demand for air travel 

Nigeria boasts of a population many say is almost 200 million. This, however, does not translate to huge traffic due more to the prevailing economic situation. WOLE SHADARE writes Paradox Despite a significant increase in domestic passenger traffic in 2019 by almost 30 percent, there is still a huge gap in travel demand by Nigerians. This huge gap is further made worse by the recent hike in fares by airlines who themselves are battling to stay…

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N25 billion investments at risk as FAAN issues relocation notices to hangar operators, others

N25 billion investments at risk as FAAN issues relocation notices to hangar operators, others

It is now imminent that the multimillion-dollar aircraft hangars belonging to Evergreen Apple Nigeria, Caverton and ExecuJet Dominion, the Lagos office of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), and the Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) would come under demolition as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued relocation notices to the affected companies.  The reason for the pulling down of the four gigantic edifices is to make room for the new Lagos international airport…

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Du Preez: We Need Safety Conscious, Visionary Airline To Partner With In Nigeria

Du Preez: We Need Safety Conscious, Visionary Airline To Partner With In Nigeria

Qatar Airways is one of the biggest Gulf airlines that has shown massive investment in route expansion, not only in Nigeria but in Africa. In this interview with WOLE SHADARE, Qatar Airways Vice President for Africa, Hendrik du Preez, speaks on how Africa can be the biggest aviation market in the very near future, challenges facing aviation in the continent, and the incredible story of Qatar Airways in Nigeria, among others How has it been…

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NASS empathizes with crash victims’ families

NASS empathizes with crash victims’ families

  The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji on Sunday joined other members of the Aviation Community in empathising with the families of air accident victims as Nigeria marks, ” Air Accidents Victims Day”., Statistics released by Air Accident Investigation Bureau, (AIB) to mark the International Day for air crash victims and their families as recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization, (AIB)showed that Nigeria lost about 2,036 lives to…

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How high fares ‘kill’ Nigerians’ desire to travel by air

How high fares ‘kill’ Nigerians’ desire to travel by air

   Air travel is one of the barometers to gauge the health of a nation. Whenever a country is doing well, it will reflect on the number of people that travel by air. Nigerian aviation is not a stand-alone, it is part of the bigger economy of Nigeria and contributes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). To this end, it is obvious that aviation is the quickest barometer to check any economy.   A frequent…

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