Dana Offers Silver Card, 9,000 Miles to Business Class Customers

Dana Offers Silver Card, 9,000 Miles to Business Class Customers

 Introduces N23,400 flash sale on Enugu, Owerri Dana Air has concluded plans to offer an automatic Silver Card membership and 9000 executive miles to all its Business Class customers all through the first quarter of 2022. In addition to this offer, the airline also introduced a flash fare of N23,400 strictly for customers travelling from Lagos to Owerri and Enugu. According to the Chief Operating Officer of Dana Air, Obi Mbanuzuo; ”this promo is to encourage and appreciate…

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Boeing beats Airbus on orders but loses out on deliveries

Boeing beats Airbus on orders but loses out on deliveries

Boeing outperformed Airbus on orders in 2021, reporting net sales of 535 aircraft compared to 507 for its European competitor. With almost no deliveries of the 787, it was already clear Boeing would lose out on deliveries. The US airframer said on January 11 that it delivered 340 airliners compared to 611 for Airbus. Boeing beats Airbus on orders but loses out on deliveries. Looking at the orders, Boeing had 909 gross orders last year,…

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Gale of appointments, redeployment in aviation as Akinkuotu bows out

Gale of appointments, redeployment in aviation as Akinkuotu bows out

Directors appointed, redeployed A gale of deployments appointments has swept through all the aviation agencies. While some directors were reappointed, some were eased out of the system while others got redeployed to other departments. Also affected are aides to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika. In a related development, the Federal Government has replaced the Managing Director of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu with a former Director of Operations in the…

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Systemic Abuse Of Due Process To Beat Aircraft Importation Processes

Systemic Abuse Of Due Process To Beat Aircraft Importation Processes

After the spate of air crashes of 2005 and 2006, several high-net-worth Individuals, banking institutions, and some multinational corporations sought a safer and more convenient alternative to commercial airline services within the domestic aviation market in Nigeria. This desire, coupled with the established class system within the country, fuelled by an inferiority complex has resulted in an insatiable appetite for acquisition, ownership, and operation of personal business and corporate jets. By 2008, the acquisition of…

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No damage to Air Peace aircraft as plane blows away catering truck at Lagos airport

No damage to Air Peace aircraft as plane blows away catering truck at Lagos airport

An Air Peace B777 went unscathed as no damage was done to the wide-body aircraft when a catering truck was overturned and blown away by the thrust of an aircraft at the apron of the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru, an aircraft engineer simply told Aviation Metric that there was, “ No damage to the airplane. The airplane is flying at the moment”. The catering…

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Preview: Investment In Aircraft, Concession, Others’ll Shape Aviation In 2022

Preview: Investment In Aircraft, Concession, Others’ll Shape Aviation In 2022

 The year 2022 would be very exciting for aviation in Nigeria with expected massive investments in airlines, aerodromes, and other critical areas. It is a defining year for aviation in the country, writes, WOLE SHADARE Turbulence The year 2021 came with a lot of troubles for the airlines and they would likely encounter more turbulence in 2022 as international travel restrictions and the ongoing pandemic continue to impact demand. For the aviation industry in Nigeria,…

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‘How African Carriers Can Tap Into SAATM, ACfTA’

‘How African Carriers Can Tap Into SAATM, ACfTA’

For Africa to reap abundantly from the gains of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, the continent should be seen as a single market with free movement of persons and business with free movement of goods and services across the region. A former Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Richard Aisuebeogun, expressed this view to Aviation Metric at the weekend. He noted that it would pave the way for the…

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New Charges: Aviation Ground Handlers Ink Deal To Avert Sabotage

New Charges: Aviation Ground Handlers Ink Deal To Avert Sabotage

Chief Executives of five ground handling companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to guard against economic sabotage amongst its ranks The joint communiqué was signed by Olumuyiwa Olumekun; the Ag. CEO, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc; Mr. Basil Agboarumi, CEO, Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc, Mr. Samuel Oluwole, Director Aviation Handling Service (AHS), Alhaji Bello Salihu; CEO, Butake Resources Ltd (BRL) and Mr. John Adebanjo, the CEO, Swissport Nigeria, dated December…

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Kenya Airways, ITA partner for greater market access

Kenya Airways, ITA partner for greater market access

Kenya Airways and ITA Airways, Italy’s new flag carrier, have announced a codeshare agreement providing passengers with seamless connections from the Kenya Airways network to destinations across Europe. Travellers will be able to connect on the Kenya Airways’ network to ITA Airwaysnetwork across Europe and reach some of Italy’s most picturesque cities and towns.   Customers flying from Nairobi with Kenya Airways will be able to conveniently connect to 13 destinations in Italy: Brindisi, Bologna,…

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Chaos At Airports As Airlines’ Capacities Overstretched

Chaos At Airports As Airlines’ Capacities Overstretched

Carriers lack critical mass to cope with Yuletide passenger surge Operators’ planes flown out for repairs   Airlines to Owerri, Anambra, Port-Harcourt, Asaba, Uyo, Calabar, and Enugu are operating at full capacity as many of the airlines find it extremely difficult to cope with bookings. Air Peace, Aero, United Nigeria, and some other carriers sensed the predicament their passengers would be subjected to during the Yuletide season. The carriers laid a great plan by acquiring…

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