Debt recovery: NCAA adopts pays as you go, puts defunct airlines on notice

Debt recovery: NCAA adopts pays as you go, puts defunct airlines on notice

Carriers to do on-the-spot payment before clearance to fly Operators’ body ask charges carriers to liquidate debts, chides agency     Many aviation agencies are in a serious dilemma over how to recoup the several billion of debts owed by defunct airlines. Many of the nation’s defunct carriers like Chanchangi, Bellview, Sahara Airlines, ADC, Afrijet, Air Mid West, Air Nigeria, Albarka, and Associated among others are said to be owing the various agencies including other…

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Capacity shrinks over low travel demand, trapped funds

Capacity shrinks over low travel demand, trapped funds

The low demand for air travel on the Nigerian route and the near apathy for air travel is beginning to lead to a sharp cut in capacity by foreign carrier occasioned by low season and the long time it took the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to release $265 million out of the $464 million airlines’ funds trapped in Nigeria. The CBN had last week after a month of intense pressure by the affected airlines…

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Domestic airlines’ debts hit N19 billion, $7.8 million, NCAA DG warns of sector collapse

Domestic airlines’ debts hit N19 billion, $7.8 million, NCAA DG warns of sector collapse

Carriers get one month ultimatum to pay Aviation agencies subsidising airlines     Nigerian airlines’ debts have risen to N19 billion and $.7.8 million. These are debts owed to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Aside from debts owed to NCAA, the carriers are also said to owe the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to the tune of N18 billion and N5 billion, respectively. These are debts…

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New Threats Amid Evolving Aviation Security Measures

New Threats Amid Evolving Aviation Security Measures

Aviation security risks and threats evolve rapidly and manifest themselves in different forms. Recently, there has been a significant shift in the types of risks impacting civil aviation across the globe, prompting aviation experts to brainstorm on the application of multilayer security measures to nip the threats to aviation in the bud, writes WOLE SHADARE Security takes cenre-stage The issue of security has taken center stage in the contemporary international system. Continents, regions, and countries…

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Delta airline suspends New York to Lagos flights over low demand

Delta airline suspends New York to Lagos flights over low demand

Effective October 4, 2022, Delta Air Lines will suspend its flights between New York JFK airport and Lagos. The airline disclosed this via a statement, stating that the route suspension was to fit into “the current demand environment.” The statement read, “Delta is suspending its nonstop service between New York-JFK and Lagos to fit the current demand environment. “The airline continues to operate service between Lagos and Atlanta and offers onward connections to New York…

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Kenya Airways appoints LLC as GSA in Oman

Kenya Airways appoints LLC as GSA in Oman

  Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ) has appointed Travel Point LLC as its General Sales Agent (GSA) for Oman. Travel Point LLC takes full responsibility for selling airline products in Oman, handling the needs of the travel trade and KQ customers, hence growing KQ’s market share in the Oman market. The General Sales Agent will represent the interests of KQ in the Oman market including communication with all relevant stakeholders and customers, reservations, and…

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Buhari signs Civil Aviation, Metrological Agency, six other bills into law

Buhari signs Civil Aviation, Metrological Agency, six other bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Civil Aviation Act, the Nigerian Metrological Agency, and six other bills recently passed by the National Assembly into law. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (House of Representatives, Bashir Babale Illah, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Monday listed the other bills signed by the President as the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria establishment bill and the Nigeria Council for Management Development…

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Ugorji emerges 2022 Landover Aviation Business School IATA Best Performer In Nigeria

Ugorji emerges 2022 Landover Aviation Business School IATA Best Performer In Nigeria

LABS produces IATA Best Performers for 9th Time Since 2012   Landover Aviation Business School (LABS) has again produced the Best Performer in Nigeria in the July 2022 Diet of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Foundation in the Travel and Tourism Course. Mr. Eze Victor Ugorji, the best performing graduate, achieved a distinction in the July 2022 Diet of IATA Foundation in the Travel and Tourism Course and was crowned IATA’s Overall Best Performer…

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Trapped funds: Follow Nigeria’s example, IATA tells Ethiopia, Algeria, others, lauds FG

Trapped funds: Follow Nigeria’s example, IATA tells Ethiopia, Algeria, others, lauds FG

Wants $200 million balance trapped funds   The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the clearing house for over 200 international airlines said it would continue to engage the Nigerian government with a view to expediting the release of the remaining amount so that airlines can afford to serve Nigeria and other African countries where their funds are trapped. Nigeria is among countries in Africa that are keeping airlines’ funds. Other countries keeping airlines’ funds are…

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Merger panic grips aviation as SGF receives Oronsanye report

Merger panic grips aviation as SGF receives Oronsanye report

May fuse NCAA, NAMA, NiMet, stakeholders kick Recommends FAAN’s privatisation   The submission of the Steve Oronsaye report to the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha last week Friday is beginning to unsettle nerves in the nation’s aviation industry. Not a few thought that the Federal Government had jettisoned the controversial decision to merge many of the Ministry, Department, or Agency (MDAs) to save costs. The Oronsaye committee last year made recommendations in its…

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