Lagos Marriott Hotel to host Aviation, Cargo and Export Expo

Lagos Marriott Hotel to host Aviation, Cargo and Export Expo

The newly opened Lagos Marriott Hotel will play host to the first AviaCargo event in Nigeria. The upscale Marriot was opened to the public in May 2021. Managing Director of Macfolly Hospitality Limited the owners of Lagos Marriott, Chike Ogeah led the organisers round the function suites of the hotel. “Aviation and Cargo are part of the heritage of the owners of this hotel and we are happy to be a part of this maiden…

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FAAN automates Lagos airport Hajj/Cargo terminal car park

FAAN automates Lagos airport Hajj/Cargo terminal car park

With success achieved with automation of its car park at some of the country’s airports, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is extending the same to the parking lots at the Hajj/Cargo terminal of the Lagos airport. With its new found automation, the agency has informed users of the facility that the car park has fully been automated. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby informs the general public that the parking process…

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Travellers Shun COVID-19 Tests As Govt. Threatens Sanctions

Travellers Shun COVID-19 Tests As Govt. Threatens Sanctions

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has raised the alarm over possible rise in the disease in Nigeria as travellers arriving the country shun the mandatory tests to establish their status. PTF chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who raised the alarm at a press briefing yesterday, expressed sadness at the failure of some Nigerians who arrived from abroad to present themselves for the in-country PCR test which…

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Dubai Intl Receives 13 Airlines In Re-Opening Week

Dubai Intl Receives 13 Airlines In Re-Opening Week

Dubai International (DXB) welcomed scheduled flights from 13 international airlines in the first couple of days of Dubai reopening for tourists. Dubai officially began welcoming tourists on July 7and DXB has already received flights from Air Blue, Air France, Cebu Pacific, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Middle East Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Royal Jordanian with more expected to join later. In addition to foreign carriers, Dubai-based Emirates and…

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Delta blocks middle-seat selection for more space cabin 

Delta blocks middle-seat selection for more space cabin 

From September 30th, 2020, mega carrier, Delta said it will ensure more space for customers on all aircraft by capping seating at 50% in First Class; 60% in Main Cabin, Delta Comfort+, and Delta Premium Select; and 75% in Delta One to reduce the total number of customers on board. The airline is extending its commitment to make more space for safer travel by continuing to block the selection of middle seats and capping seating…

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Stakeholders back investment in technology as key to travel, airline recovery post-Covid-19

Stakeholders back investment in technology as key to travel, airline recovery post-Covid-19

    Players in the travel, trade and airlines sub-sector have been charged to improve on technology deliveries in order to remain relevant post Covid-19 era. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have also been called upon to enhance technology for the new international protocols on check-in procedures for air travellers in a bid to improve the turnaround performance of airlines. Speaking on Friday at the Sabre…

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Financial aid, solution to airlines’ extinction, global debts hit $550b mark, says IATA

Financial aid, solution to airlines’ extinction, global debts hit $550b mark, says IATA

  ”Next challenge is to prevent carriers from sinking under debts burden” The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said only financial aid would be a lifeline to get the aviation   industry through the worst of the COVID-19 crisis without folding operations. .The clearing house for over 290 global airlines stated this in its released analysis that shows that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550 billion by year-end. That’s a $120 billion increase over debt…

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Disaster averted as Turkish Airline plane tyres burst on landing at Port-Harcourt Airport

Disaster averted as Turkish Airline plane tyres burst on landing at Port-Harcourt Airport

  Wole Shadare Disaster was averted early today when Turkish Airline was involved in serious incident of damage tyres upon landing at the Port-Harcourt International Airport. The incident according to a top official of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Ooccured at 03.30 hours. The source said passengers were safe upon arrival, adding that passengers who were expected to depart with the aircraft were kept in a hotel in line with international practice. He further…

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Finchglow Travels Receives Best Travel Agency Award

Finchglow Travels Receives Best Travel Agency Award

     Reassures customers of excellent services    Finchglow Travels, one of the largest Travel Management Companies in Nigeria and International Air Transport Association (IATA) certified Category A Travel Agency, is pleased to announce that it has been honoured as the ‘Best Travel Agency’ of the year  at the  Balearica Awards (Nigeria Tourism Awards) held in Lagos on Nov 22, 2019.  Receiving the award, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) Mr. Bankole Bernard of Finchglow…

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High net worth travellers cause visa on arrival upswing

High net worth travellers cause visa on arrival upswing

The surge in high net worth travellers comprising foreign investors, business travellers and persons of international repute among others have led to upswing of visa on arrival at points of entry into Nigeria. A top official of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said since the government approved visa on arrival process, there has been a huge application for it He said the process was very easy for prospective visa applications to the country, adding that the…

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