Airline, others want special funding window for operators

Airline, others want special funding window for operators

Worried by some of the difficulties faced by airlines in the country, the Chairman, of United Nigeria Airlines (UNA) Prof. Obiora Okonkwo has urged the Federal Government to leave a legacy by providing a “Special Funding “window for the aviation sector operators. Okonkwo made the call in Abuja on Thursday while speaking at a retreat organized by the management of United Nigeria Airlines to mark its two-year operation in the aviation industry. The retreat, which has…

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IATA welcomes Somalia, Oceanic’s airspace ‘Class A’ ranking

IATA welcomes Somalia, Oceanic’s airspace ‘Class A’ ranking

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the reclassification of airspace over Somalia and the surrounding region to Class A. This will take place one-minute past midnight on 26 January 2023 when air traffic control services will be operationally restored after a 30-year disruption. Some of the region’s busiest airways – linking the African subcontinent south of Ethiopia with the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent as well as Western Europe with the Indian subcontinent…

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FG Moves To Stop Aviation Workers From Strikes, Enforces Civil Aviation Act

FG Moves To Stop Aviation Workers From Strikes, Enforces Civil Aviation Act

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said the Federal Government has decided to enforce the section of the Civil Aviation Act (2022), Act prohibiting “strikes and riots around our airports”. According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Act. He also said the Federal Government had approved N10.08 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of projects in the aviation sector. The minister confirmed these to newsmen ahead of the weekly Federal Executive…

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Early warnings, effective ways to mitigate disaster, flood impact, Perm Sec, Meribole

Early warnings, effective ways to mitigate disaster, flood impact, Perm Sec, Meribole

The Ministry of Aviation has said that one of the effective ways of mitigating the negative impact of flood events is the availability of early warnings. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole at the public presentation of the 2023 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) lamented that the 2012 flood was considered unprecedented in Nigeria, adding that in 2022 a new record of the worst flood in Nigeria’s history was experienced which destroyed over…

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Our expansion is gradual but effective-ValueJet MD

Our expansion is gradual but effective-ValueJet MD

ValueJet Airline recently marked its 100 days fare cut promo and planned the introduction of the Jos route. In this interview with WOLE SHADARE, the Managing Director of ValueJet, Capt. Dapo Majekodunmi unfolds the airline’s plans to offer quality services to its customers and plans for the future ValueJet is a new airline, what are the unique things that you are bringing to your customers and the travelling public? As much as we are a…

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Qatar Executive Announces Record Year with massive fleet growth

Qatar Executive Announces Record Year with massive fleet growth

QE becomes world’s largest Gulfstream 650 operator   Qatar Executive (QE), the private jet charter division of the Qatar Airways Group, experienced significant year-over-year (YOY) growth in flight arrivals and departures at their exclusive Premium Terminal FBO during the completion of a historic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Qatar Executive’s FBO, located at Doha International Airport (DIA), saw a record-first YOY increase of 595 percent for arrivals and 574 percent for departures between November and…

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Air Cargo: A Peep Into Nigeria’s Huge Aviation Potential

Air Cargo: A Peep Into Nigeria’s Huge Aviation Potential

There has been a huge increase in the number of air freight throughputs in Nigeria despite the increasing fare on freight shipment and some associated challenges. WOLE SHADARE, examines the econometric analysis of air cargo freight in Nigeria Back seat Nigeria seems to be lagging behind in the air cargo business, with a high population of goods imported from other parts of the world despite all kinds of agricultural produce with ready markets both local and international….

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Updated: Chaos at Lagos airport, Qatar, RwandAir divert flights, passengers stranded over NAHCo workers’ strike

Updated: Chaos at Lagos airport, Qatar, RwandAir divert flights, passengers stranded over NAHCo workers’ strike

· Air Peace counts over N500 million loss Firm, unions reach agreement, call off strike ·Passengers in frenzy Scores of international passengers were left stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as workers of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCo Plc) down tools over alleged salary issues. Delta, Turkish Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar, and Air France-KLM are some of the airlines the company handles. It handles check-in, boarding, and ramp services for…

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Workers violated court order on strike, NAHCo apologises, engages unions

Workers violated court order on strike, NAHCo apologises, engages unions

Aviation ground handling company, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc said it was engaging the unions and bringing to an end the disruption in flight services occasioned by the industrial action embarked upon by a section of its staff. In a statement in Lagos Monday, NAHCO acknowledged that some of its clients were being put through a difficult situation by the insistence of some staff to embark on strike action despite a subsisting order of…

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Reps seek truce as NAHCo workers’ strike takes toll on sector

Reps seek truce as NAHCo workers’ strike takes toll on sector

 Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji has called for restraints over the ongoing industrial dispute between the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, (NAHCO) and its workers. Nnaji also urged the management of the ground handling company to immediately enter into dialogue with the leadership of the union to avert further disruption of flight operations across the country. He equally appealed to the union to douse its agitation and show concern for…

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