Experts to speak at summit on fraud detection, prevention in the Nigerian airline industry

Experts to speak at summit on fraud detection, prevention in the Nigerian airline industry

  Nigeria Aviation Forum (NAF) holds its inaugural summit with the theme: “Fraud Trigger, Detection, and Prevention: An experience from Nigerian Airline Industry”. The online summit will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 11 am via Zoom with speakers from Aero, Dana, Arik, Peace, NCAA, AMOs, among others. Other speakers lined up are Chief Executive Officer at West Link Airlines ·Capt. Ibrahim Mshella, former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Benedict…

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Green Africa recounts not too pleasant experience one year after operations

Green Africa recounts not too pleasant experience one year after operations

Lists high jet fuel, forex fluctuation, others as sector’s problem Gives 365 free tickets to customers     Green Africa has relived its experience in the tough aviation industry one year after starting scheduled passenger operations, attributing its survival and success to the support and patronage it has enjoyed in the past 365 days from its loyal clientele and other stakeholders. The carrier in a statement said it had weathered many challenges in the difficult…

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Airbus delivered 46 jets in July, books big China order

Airbus delivered 46 jets in July, books big China order

Aircraft giant, Airbus delivered 46 jets in July, bringing physical deliveries so far this year to 343 aircraft – just under halfway towards the planemaker’s revised full-year target of 700. Airbus also said in a monthly update that it had formally booked a major order for almost 300 jets from the main airlines in China, announced last month. [L1N2YI0M4] However, it canceled orders for four A350s from Aeroflot, representing 30% of the outstanding orders for…

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Air Peace quits Jo’burg over worsening forex scarcity, visa hiccups

Air Peace quits Jo’burg over worsening forex scarcity, visa hiccups

SAA sole operator on lucrative route  That all is not well with the country’s aviation sector is manifesting as Nigeria’s flag carrier, Air Peace has stopped flight services to Johannesburg, South Africa. The airline’s Johannesburg operations will be suspended till October 8, 2022. The carrier in a statement on Monday said the development was regretted but has become inevitable due to the delayed issuance of South African visas to travellers, worsening forex crunch and the…

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IATA: Africa represents 1.9% of global passenger traffic

IATA: Africa represents 1.9% of global passenger traffic

Continent’s traffic close to pre-pandemic level       The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced passenger data for June 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel remains strong. In June, African airlines experienced a 103.6% rise in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) versus June 2021  RPKs is the standard measure of demand for air travel, with a 61.9% increase in capacity. The continent airlines’ load factor climbed 15.2 percentage points to 74.2%, the lowest…

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Nigerian airports have landing aids, NAMA MD affirms

Nigerian airports have landing aids,  NAMA MD affirms

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has affirmed that all Federal and State Government owned airports in the country have approach and landing navigational aids, as well as Satellite Based Performance Based Navigation procedures that can enable aircraft to operate at any time of the day in these airports. Making this revelation in Lagos at the 26th annual conference of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), which was held at the Sheraton Hotels…

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Nigeria’s system threatens airlines’ survival-Ibom Air’s COO

Nigeria’s system threatens airlines’ survival-Ibom Air’s COO

The Chief Operating Officer, Ibom Air, George Uriesi said the operational environment in Nigeria would make airlines not survive, adding that the system makes it impracticable for the survival of carriers. Uriesi made the disclosure amid the precarious situation airlines in Nigeria are going through just as global carriers are reeling under difficulty in sourcing jet fuel including the economic recession that has hit the airline industry. He made this statement while presenting a paper…

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Aero Contractors never diverted $3 million-Management

Aero Contractors never diverted $3 million-Management

Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors has described as preposterous, claims that the carrier diverted $3 million meant for the acquisition of a Bombardier aircraft. The management of the airline in a statement described as lies, report of diversion, or a refund by Bombardier. The management further faulted the spurious claim by one Femi Adeniji who was reported to have granted an interview to Daily Independent Newspaper, noting that the allegations he spewed in the interview…

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Appalling services fuel assault rate on airlines’ staff, facility destruction

Appalling services fuel assault rate on airlines’ staff, facility destruction

Operators threaten to prosecute offenders Nigerian airline operators have vowed to nip in the bud the incessant attacks on airlines’ staff and facilities by irate passengers. The operators’ assets and personnel are fast becoming endangered species, thanks to the country’s poor aviation security and regulatory institutions. The inability of many of the carriers to offer quality passenger services coupled with frustration encountered by travelers has led to frequent assaults on airline workers.  “These are some other people’s children,…

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