Nigeria route value worth $400 billion, operators fault multiple landing slots for int’l carriers

Nigeria route value worth $400 billion, operators fault multiple landing slots for int’l carriers

Issue 21 day reversal ultimatum     Nigerian route value is estimated to be worth over $400 billion and one that stands to be frittered away with multiple landing slots to foreign carriers. This has however pitched the carriers against the Federal Government as airline operators under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have rejected the Federal Government’s benevolence of ‘dashing’ foreign carriers multiple landing slots, saying the idea a great economic implication…

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 Activate Red Alert on Aviation infrastructure, NANTA tells FG

 Activate Red Alert on Aviation infrastructure, NANTA tells FG

 Activate Red Alert on Aviation infrastructure, NANTA tells FG President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) Mrs. Susan Akporiaye has requested the Federal Government through the aviation authorities to step up and activate proactive security measures to deter attacks on aviation infrastructure across the country. Akporiaye suggested that the process should be backed up with the best global security intelligence architecture, which would nip such negative intentions and breaches in the bud. According to…

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Emirates offers to assist Nigeria with national carrier

Emirates offers to assist Nigeria with national carrier

  Why Nigeria needs a national carrier-Minister   President of Emirates Airlines, Tim Clark has expressed the desire of his airline, Emirates to assist Nigeria with its proposed national carrier, stressing that there is an enormous Business Case for the carrier. He said the nation has got the wherewithal to clearly understand what they are doing, stressing that they are doing it and probably in the next year they will have a national airline flying…

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Kaduna airport attack: Reps summon security chiefs, Sirika, others

Kaduna airport attack: Reps summon security chiefs, Sirika, others

  Worried by the attack on Kaduna airports by bandits last weekend,  the House of Representatives has summoned the Heads of Security Agencies, Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, and the heads of aviation agencies for a meeting on Wednesday with the House leadership and the chairmen of relevant committees of the House of Representatives on the recent security breach at the Kaduna International Airport. The House has equally urged the Federal Government through the office of…

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Competition revs up as Asky begins service to lucrative Lagos-J/burg route

Competition revs up as Asky begins service to lucrative Lagos-J/burg route

Competition on the lucrative Lagos-Johannesburg route is set to have begun as Ethiopian Airlines strategic partner Asky is set to begin flight operations to the Southern African nation from May 1, 2022. The commencement of the Lagos-Johannesburg route is curious because the carrier is not a Nigerian registered carrier, and nor is it from South Africa as the granting of the flight right is curious and yet to be known under what traffic freedom. There…

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Evaluating Security At Nigerian Airports

Evaluating Security At Nigerian Airports

  Common criminals and terrorists breaching security layers at many of the airports, particularly the Kaduna airport, raises a red flag that should bother everyone, writes WOLE SHADARE   Public consciousness While flying has always been one of the safest ways to travel, thanks to its wide-ranging international regulatory frameworks, aviation incidents have an outsize impact on the public consciousness. From airport attacks in Brussels and Istanbul to the shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine,…

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First A380 powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel takes to the skies

First A380 powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel takes to the skies

  Airbus has performed its first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Airbus’ A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France at 08h43 on Friday 25 March. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% SAF. Twenty-seven tonnes of unblended SAF were provided by Total Energies for this flight. The SAF produced in Normandy, close to Le Havre, France, was made from…

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NAMA mourns guard killed at Kaduna airport by bandits

NAMA mourns guard killed at Kaduna airport by bandits

The Management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has condoled with the family of Mallam Shehu Na’Allah, a security operative (Legionnaire), for his untimely death in the hands of bandits who tried to gain access to the Kaduna on Friday. Na’Allah was shot in an attack by bandits on Friday, March 25, 2022, while on security duty at the Navigational equipment site (VOR) in the vicinity of Kaduna Airport and died on the way…

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El-Rufai Commends Military for Repelling Attackers At Kaduna Airport

El-Rufai Commends Military for Repelling Attackers At Kaduna Airport

Airport Operations Resume, Security Forces Conduct Surveillance On Aerodrome       Flight operations have fully commenced at the Kaduna International Airport after gunmen stormed the aerodrome which was repelled by the Nigerian Military. The airport authority said scheduled flights departed after the incident, saying the airport was not closed. Also, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan in an update of the event made available to Aviation Metric said…

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Gunmen attack NAMA VOR site, kill guard at Kaduna airport

Gunmen attack NAMA VOR site, kill guard at Kaduna airport

Action disrupts flight operation, Military repel attack   One year after bandits stormed the staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at Kaduna airport, bandits today again caused panic at the same airport. The action prevented smooth operations of flight operation as the Military engaged them in a fierce battle. The bandits were said to have prevented an AZMAN aircraft scheduled for Lagos from take-off owing to sporadic gun battle at the aerodrome…

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