Arumemi floors AMCON: Arik assets to Nigerian Eagle in ‘bad faith’, court halts move

Arumemi floors AMCON: Arik assets to Nigerian Eagle in ‘bad faith’, court halts move

Orders AMCON to render accounts of take-over since 2017 in 14 days   The Federal High Court, Lagos on Friday made a declaration and ruled that the attempt to transfer Arik Air Limited Assets to NG Eagle Airlines (third defendant); an airline that the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria tried to transmute Arik to, and Super Bravo Limited is not in the best interest of Arik Air as a whole. In a certified true copy…

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Green Africa Launches Zero Naira Fare Campaign

Green Africa Launches Zero Naira Fare Campaign

Green Africa, Nigeria’s value airline, has launched a Zero Naira Fare Campaign on all its routes. Customers will have the opportunity to fly for free to any of the eight destinations Green Africa currently serves while only paying airport taxes and other applicable charges estimated to be about N5,150. To participate, customers should log on to Green Africa’s website, greenafrica.com, and search for travel dates. The sales period for the Zero Naira Fare Campaign is from March…

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Commercial, private airlines compete for dwindling pool of pilots

Commercial, private airlines compete for dwindling pool of pilots

Discussion of the looming pilot crisis is not new, but we are beginning to see just how damaging it will be for all sectors of aviation around the globe. Higher standards pit private and business aviation against commercial airlines, all competing for a dwindling pool of qualified pilots, writes, WOLE SHADARE Danger foretold The pilot shortage has its roots long before COVID-19. Industry leaders saw it coming more than three years ago — before the pandemic…

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Nigerian airlines await ruling on Nigeria Air April 25

Nigerian airlines await ruling on Nigeria Air April 25

…Fault suit transfer to Abuja   The decision to transfer the suit filed by Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), the apex body of airlines operating in Nigeria challenging the process of the appointment of Ethiopian Airlines as the core investor will come up on April 25th, 2023 at the Federal High Court Abuja. The operators had approached the court seeking to interpret the law as it affects the process of procuring the services of Ethiopian…

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Aviation professional flays airport proliferation, canvasses hub development

Aviation professional flays airport proliferation, canvasses hub development

President of Aviation Safety Round Table and President Sabre West Africa, Dr Gabriel Olowo has faulted the rush for the establishment of airports by state governments. The expert claimed that most of the existing aerodromes are not commercially viable to attract flights to the facilities. Rather, Olowo advised that efforts should be geared towards developing hubs at the major airports in the country, especially at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with so many terminals…

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Kenya Airways records improved revenue, forecasts sustainable recovery in 2024

Kenya Airways records improved revenue, forecasts sustainable recovery in 2024

The Group’s total revenue in 2022 increased 66% to KES 117 billion  3.7 million passengers airlifted in 2022 registers 68% increase compared to 2021   Direct operating costs up by 93%       Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways Plc (KQ), has released its Full Year financial results for the year ending December 31st, 2022 at a virtual investor briefing. The Group’s revenue stood at KES 117 billion, a 66% increase from the previous year….

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NiMET warns of high temperature rising above 40 degrees

NiMET warns of high temperature rising above 40 degrees

Kebbi, Zamfara, Sokoto, others to witness higher temperatures Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, Yola at risk of high thermal discomfort   The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has warned that weather temperatures across some cities in Nigeria will rise above normal in the coming days. NiMET in a statement released on Sunday noted that temperature is expected to rise above 40 degrees in the next 48 hours where parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected…

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Destructive passenger barred from flying

Destructive passenger barred from flying

A joint team of security personnel and Crime Intelligence and Investigative Unit (CIIU) have arrested and barred an aggrieved passenger, Oghenemini Oyibo Great from flying through the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja after he forced the boarding gate door at Module D and damaged the lock at the terminal. He was arrested last week Friday. The passenger intending on flying from Abuja to Benin had also been declared persona non-grata by the Federal Airports Authority of…

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Delta Cargo unveils largest cooler facility at New York-JFK

Delta Cargo unveils largest cooler facility at New York-JFK

From pharmaceuticals to flowers, perishable goods flying in and out of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will now receive even higher-touch handling with the unveiling of Delta Cargo’s newest cooler.  The new, state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind at JFK and offers an upgraded experience for customers with cargo that requires specialized handling for temperature-sensitive goods being shipped around the globe.  “This is just one of the significant investments Delta is…

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Airbus Final Assembly Line in China delivers its first A321neo

Airbus Final Assembly Line in China delivers its first A321neo

Airbus has delivered the first A321neo aircraft assembled at its Final Assembly Line Asia (FAL Tianjin) to China’s Juneyao Air in Tianjin, China. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and features 207 comfortable seats, 8 in Business and 199 in Economy class. Its delivery flight is to use a ten percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel blend in support of the green aviation strategy in China. “Since we announced the commissioning of the first A321 aircraft…

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