Informal airline collaboration eases travel pain

Informal airline collaboration eases travel pain

Nigerian carriers are mapping out strategies to ease travellers’ pains as they informally collaborate, writes, WOLE SHADARE New strategy Nigerian carriers may not have perfected the Spring Alliance agreement, but they are quietly collaborating amongst themselves to solve one of the biggest problems of flight delays and cancellations that is fast taking the joy out of air travel through informal arrangements. A few years ago, Nigeria’s fast-rising airline, Ibom Air and Dana signed a codeshare…

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SAA’s New Perth-Johannesburg direct route opens African experiences for Australian travellers

SAA’s New Perth-Johannesburg direct route opens African experiences for Australian travellers

Gauteng, South Africa’s economic hub and gateway to Africa, is preparing to give travellers aboard the inaugural SAA flight from Perth to Johannesburg, a traditional wet welcome when it lands at O.R. Tambo International Airport at the end of April 2024. The non-stop three times a-week flight takes off from Johannesburg on  April 28th, 2024 and has seen a keen uptake of seats, particularly in the economy class. “We are excited that this flight has…

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Aviation sector needs special Forex window, says Aisubeogun, former FAAN MD

Aviation sector needs special Forex window, says Aisubeogun, former FAAN MD

A former Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Dr. Richard Aisuebeogun has admitted that the present Nigerian airline business climate has been positively competitive. He however said that for the industry to witness continuous growth and stability in 2024, the sector would require government intervention and control of the dwindling foreign exchange market or even provide aviation businesses special window access to the much-needed foreign exchange. Aisuebeogun lamented that institutional funding…

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Setting Sail to Success: Royal Caribbean Nigeria Rewards Travel Agents

Setting Sail to Success: Royal Caribbean Nigeria Rewards Travel Agents

Royal Caribbean Nigeria is not just setting sail; it is setting a new standard in the travel industry, overcoming challenges, and exceeding expectations. Reflecting on its journey, the company celebrated the pioneers of cruise holidays at a vibrant ceremony in Lagos. Honouring travel agents and promoters of cruise holidays, the event at the Lagos Intercontinental Hotel recognized those who have consistently championed Royal Caribbean cruises in Nigeria. Notable awardees include Travelers Haven, Aviator Travels, Travelkulture…

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NIGAV: MMA2 shines, bags prestigious awards

NIGAV: MMA2 shines, bags prestigious awards

In continuation of his excellence in the provision of world-class infrastructure and service delivery, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) at the weekend bagged two outstanding awards at NIGAV’s 13th Nigerian Aviation Award and Ministerial Dinner. The awards are a confirmation of MMA2 as the best privately owned airport terminal in Nigeria and perhaps the best airport terminal in the country. MMA2 was honoured with two prestigious awards,…

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Wigwe: NTSB’s preliminary report highlights probable causes, gives crash graphic details

Wigwe: NTSB’s preliminary report highlights probable causes, gives crash graphic details

 Accident reveals 1.5 ft deep, 12 ft long 10 ft wide ground crater NSIB actively engaging US probe agency Adverse weather, snow mix also fingered   The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) said it has received a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the accident involving Airbus Helicopter EC130B4 in which former Access Bank’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe, his wife Doreen, son, Chizi and former Chairman of the Nigerian…

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Assisting airlines overcome challenges a priority-Keyamo

Assisting airlines overcome challenges a priority-Keyamo

  Minister, Akume laud Idu The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo has lamented the harsh economic environment in which Nigerian airlines, reiterating that one of his Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) centres around assisting the carriers to overcome their economic woes. He emphasised that the aviation sector is a gateway for investments and that it is the sector on which other Ministries must rely. Speaking to journalists at the Nigeria Aviation Award…

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NAMA fosters cooperation with Nigerian Air Force to enhance airspace safety

NAMA fosters cooperation with Nigerian Air Force to enhance airspace safety

In a bid to bolster security across the country and airspace safety, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is solidifying its cooperation with the Nigerian Air Force. The Managing Director of NAMA, Engr. Ahmed Umar Farouk on Thursday engaged with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar on the need for deepening collaboration during a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Air Force chief at the Nigerian Air Force headquarters in Abuja. Farouk affirmed…

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Airline industry: Sinking funds into bottomless pit

Airline industry:  Sinking funds into bottomless pit

Warren Buffet in one of his popular quotes said the worst sort of business is one that grows rapidly, requires significant capital to engender the growth, and then earns little or no money. WOLE SHADARE writes why airlines are perennially troubled Perennial trouble Why are airlines perennially troubled? That is the question agitating the minds of many stakeholders. Amid the gloom, many are still interested in investing in the business only to express their frustrations and regrets…

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NAMA commences reorganisation, makes changes, promotes Njoke GM

NAMA commences reorganisation, makes changes, promotes Njoke GM

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has commenced the proper placement of staff to their rightful position as a way of righting the wrongs of so many years. The re-organisation which has the backing of the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo has brought a huge relief to many whose morale had been dampened by many years of discarding seniority in public service and one that almost jeopardised the civil service rule….

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