Sabre Powers ATCT’s Online Travel Agency, EaziTravels

Sabre Powers ATCT’s Online Travel Agency, EaziTravels

Sabre CWA, a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, and African Tourism Corporate Travels (ATCT), a giant travel management company in Nigeria, have signed a  technology agreement, providing consumers in the Nigerian market with real-time online access to the broadest and most competitively-priced travel options. Launched on October 21, 2022, EaziTravels, ATCT’s online booking engine taps into a wide range of technology services from Sabre, including its leading online fare…

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Aviation agencies offices, others to give way for planned aerotropolis for Lagos airport

Aviation agencies offices, others to give way for planned aerotropolis for Lagos airport

New rail system to link terminal for Lagos airport city underway Airlines’ concern over Nigeria Air unfounded-Minister   As part of the Ministry of Aviation’s road map for the aviation industry and particularly for Lagos, the office spaces occupied by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) are to be demolished to give room to the ambition of turning the Murtala Muhammed…

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We ‘ill continue to support airlines to ensure they are profitable-Sirika

We ‘ill continue to support airlines to ensure they are profitable-Sirika

Text of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika’s presentation at the Aviation Breakfast Meeting Thursday last week, with the theme, “Aviation in Nigeria: What Next? held at the Eko Hotels organized by Phillips Consulting Limited (PSL) where experts in the industry like the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. George Uriesi, and a former Secretary-General of African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), Ms. Iyabo Sosina kept the audience spellbound with presentations on the state of the aviation…

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Security heightens at Abuja over terror alert

Security heightens at Abuja over terror alert

Airlines operate schedules     The Federal Government on Friday heightened security at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. This is not unconnected with an intelligence report from the United States of plans by terrorists to attack the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Security operatives were yesterday thrown around important public places like the airport, government facilities, and important places of gathering. Many parts of the roads to the airport were seen manned by fierce-looking…

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IAG confirms order for additional 37 A320neo Family aircraft

IAG confirms order for additional 37 A320neo Family aircraft

International Airlines Group (IAG) has confirmed an order for 37 additional A320neo aircraft, following shareholder approval. The latest order follows earlier agreements for 22 A320neo Family (17 A320neos, 5 A321neos) announced in March and June 2022, taking the total for the year to 59 single-aisle aircraft. “IAG operates Airbus aircraft extensively in its fleet making it one of the largest Airbus customers globally. These latest generation aircraft will be key in IAG’s stated environmental mission…

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Trapped funds: CBN to release another $150 million to international airlines

Trapped funds: CBN to release another $150 million to international airlines

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has concluded plans to release another tranche of $120 million to international airlines whose stuck funds are yet to be cleared. While the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele said on Monday that the bank will release $120 million of trapped funds owed to international airlines operating in the country, another source with one of the international carriers told Aviation Metric under a condition of anonymity said the country’s…

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Airlines rebuff overtures to invest in Nigeria Air-Minister

Airlines rebuff overtures to invest in Nigeria Air-Minister

Failure of indigenous airlines, others, reasons for national carrier Uriesi, Sosina lament airline sector woes       Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika has again defended the choice of Ethiopian Airlines as a strategic investor to the soon-to-come Nigeria Air which holds 49 percent equity in the national airline, carpeting Nigerian carriers which have been vociferous in their condemnation of the new project which they said would erode the market of the country’s airlines. The Minister…

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Aviation Metric’s Wole Shadare Wins Prestigious Aviators Africa Change Maker Award

Aviation Metric’s Wole Shadare Wins Prestigious Aviators Africa Change Maker Award

Publisher of Aviation Metric, an online aviation and travel platform, and Aviation Editor of New Telegraph Newspapers, Wole Shadare, has won the Aviators Africa Change Maker Award at the just concluded fourth Aviators Africa Conference and Tower Awards held at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers in South Africa. The event took place from October 20 to 22. Shadare emerged winner in a tough contest that included four other aviation and travel journalists drawn…

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Air Côte d’Ivoire expands fleet, network with A330neo aircraft

Air Côte d’Ivoire expands fleet,  network with A330neo aircraft

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the national airline of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, has signed a firm order for two A330neo aircraft to support its growth strategy. The agreement was announced at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, in the presence of Amadou Koné, Minister of Transport of Côte d’Ivoire, Laurent Loukou, CEO of Air Côte d’Ivoire, General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, President of Air Côte d’Ivoire Board and Philippe Mhun, Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes and Services. The airline…

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Ethiopian Airlines ‘burden’ for Nigeria Air

Ethiopian Airlines ‘burden’ for Nigeria Air

Ethiopian Airlines is in the eyes of the storm. The carrier is so successful that its success is becoming a huge problem for many airlines and other stakeholders who likened its role in many parts of Africa as predatory, writes, WOLE SHADARE Burden of success Never has success become a huge burden than what the best airline in Africa is going through at the moment. Is Ethiopian Airlines a victim of its own success? The…

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