New directorates I’ll bring fresh innovations-Orah

New directorates I’ll bring fresh innovations-Orah

The Director, of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs Obiageli Orah has said the newly created directorates in the agency are aimed at bringing fresh ideas and innovations into the country’s airport operations and their management. She said FAAN has gone through tremendous changes with the upgrade of the former corporate affairs department into the Directorate of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, the creation of a Special…

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Delta Air Lines earmarks $1.4 profit sharing, $13.7b operating revenue in Q1 2024

Delta Air Lines earmarks $1.4 profit sharing, $13.7b operating revenue in Q1 2024

…Announces March quarter 2024 financial results   Delta Air Lines has reported financial results for the March quarter and provided its outlook for June. Highlights of the March quarter, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, are on page five and incorporated here “Thanks to the extraordinary work of our 100,000 people, Delta is delivering the best operational reliability in our history, and we have widened the gap to our competitors. We were thrilled to recognize…

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Boeing’s unending crises may force shift to other aircraft types by airlines

Boeing’s unending crises may force shift to other aircraft types by airlines

This is not the best of times for aircraft giant, Boeing as the company is faced with many problems that threaten its existence. The latest problem results from whistleblower claims that its B787 Dreamliner planes have structural failings that could eventually cause them to break apart, adding to the unprecedented crisis facing the aviation giant. But the new allegations come at a bruising time for the Virginia-based company, two weeks after CEO Dave Calhoun and other…

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Why NANTA Act was not my administration’s priority-Akporiaye

Why NANTA Act was not my administration’s priority-Akporiaye

The outgoing national president of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA), Mrs Susan Akporiaye has explained the reason for the inability of the group to get an Act that regulates the agency’s operations many years after it embarked on the journey. She however said she was more concerned about the survival of members’ businesses and how to help them recover from the devastating effects of COVID that did incalculable damage to travel trade…

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Nigeria-UAE stand-off ‘ends’ as Emirates to resume flights to Nigeria June, says Minister

Nigeria-UAE stand-off ‘ends’ as Emirates to resume flights to Nigeria June, says Minister

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s decision to douse the tension and resolve the frosty relations between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may have yielded some fruits as Emirates has concluded plans to resume flight operations to Nigeria 36 months after the carrier exited Nigeria. The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo disclosed while appearing on a national television, stating that he had received a letter from the airline on the return…

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ICAO projects 2% traffic increase for Q1 2024

ICAO projects 2% traffic increase for Q1 2024

The global aviation regulatory body, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has projected a 2 per cent increase in passenger traffic in the first quarter of 2024 compared to 2019, nothing that carriers would maintain profitability. The group noted that demand this year is expected to rise by 3-4%, reflecting a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 0.5% since 2019. ICAO credits Member States’ alignment with its pandemic guidance for air service recovery, nothing that…

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FAAN Shuts KFC MMIA Outlet Over Rights Violation

FAAN Shuts KFC MMIA Outlet Over Rights Violation

In line with  Lagos  State law on People with Special Needs, Part C, section 55 of  General Provisions on Discrimination which states that” A person shall not deprive another person of access to any place, vehicle or facility that members of the public are entitled to enter or use based on the disability of that person”, the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed the KFC facility at the Murtala Muhammed…

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Airbus to facilitate access to aircraft financing for Nigerian carriers

Airbus to facilitate access to aircraft financing for Nigerian carriers

Tells operators to cater for local market   Aircraft maker, Airbus said it is committed to working closely with Nigeria to explore innovative solutions, seize opportunities, and capitalise on the potential of Nigeria. Airbus’ Vice-President of Sales, Africa, Hadi Akoum in an appreciation letter to the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo dated March 20, 2023, stated that in the upcoming weeks, the company will diligently follow up on the pivotal topics…

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Nigeria’s airport security policies robust as country scales ICAO audit

Nigeria’s airport security policies robust as country scales ICAO audit

A team from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has confirmed that Nigeria was successful in the just concluded security audit of the country’s aviation industry. The Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Obiageli Orah in a statement pointed out that the objective of the USAP-CMA is to promote global aviation security through continuous auditing and monitoring of Member States’ aviation security performance, to enhance…

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‘Inadequate skilled workers in aviation poses serious challenge’

‘Inadequate skilled workers in aviation poses serious challenge’

Aviation expert and a member of the Agency for the Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) Kamata Joel, has said that having the appropriate number of skilled workers in the aviation industry in Africa still poses a serious challenge. He stated at the weekend in his presentation to Aviation and Allied Publication that in the fields of air navigation services and air transport, there was still a remarkable gap between the staff in…

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