53% flights operated in Nigeria in 2023 delayed, NCAA vows to go tough on airlines

53% flights operated in Nigeria in 2023 delayed, NCAA vows to go tough on airlines

The Acting Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Chris Najomo has again read the riot act to airlines engaging in incessant flight delays and cancellations. He expressed his at the alarming reports of incessant delays, flight disruptions, and schedule changes without adequate notice to passengers. Najomo, reiterated the need for airlines to improve their services, stressing that the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo is determined to enforce…

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Harmattan haze: NCAA raises concern, warns pilots, airlines

Harmattan haze: NCAA raises concern, warns pilots, airlines

 The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has advised pilots and airline operators to exercise caution over a three-day dust haze starting on Monday to Wednesday across the country. A statement signed by the Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Chris Najomo, said this warning was contained in a statement by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) on weather, alerting the public on the possibility of deterioration in visibility as a result of…

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NCAA begins corrective action to reverse poor ICAO safety audit rating

NCAA begins corrective action to reverse poor ICAO safety audit rating

DG vows to close identified gaps, draft report sent to Nigeria   The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has begun the Corrective Implementation Plan (CIP) in the aftermath of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) of the authority in which Nigeria scored 70%. The Acting Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Chris Najomo who disclosed at the weekend in Lagos said, “We have begun a realistic corrective action plan that will improve…

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NCAA portal to check flight delays, cancellations ready in three months-DG

NCAA portal to check flight delays, cancellations ready in three months-DG

The Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Chris Najomo said the aviation regulatory body has devised a means through the creation of a portal where passengers can make their complaints and get results following incessant flight delays by airlines. Najomo who spoke at the weekend in Lagos said the portal would go live in the next three months, just as he defended the airlines saying no airline wants to deliberately delay…

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NCAA says NG Eagle breached no AOC rules, to ground airlines over N46b debt

NCAA says NG Eagle breached no AOC rules, to ground airlines over N46b debt

It’s operation no pay no service-Najomo Sets up debt recovery task force      The Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Chris Najomo has put to rest insinuations that a new entrant, NG Eagle got its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) through the back door, stressing that the airline met all the requirements for the all-important licence. Explaining how the carrier got its AOC, Najomo stated that it went through the five…

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NAMA, NCAA meet airlines over planned review of N16, 000 navigational charges

NAMA, NCAA meet airlines over planned review of N16, 000 navigational charges

TNC introduced in 2007 to boost agency’s revenue The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) held a strategic meeting with some airline operators under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) to review what has been described as the outdated N16,000 Terminal Enroute Navigational Charges (TNS). The meeting held in Abuja was called at the instance of the NCAA and NAMA to get the understanding of the airlines…

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Flight delays, cancellations take joy out of air travel, NCAA begs travelers

Flight delays, cancellations take joy out of air travel, NCAA begs travelers

Agency monitors refreshments handling, cares for stranded passengers Worried by incessant flight delays and cancellations, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has pleaded with passengers as a result of inconveniences in the last couple of days. Delays and cancellations currently experienced by passengers have taken away the joy of air travel, just as airlines have complained about poor visibility as a reason for the problems encountered by air passengers. Aside from that, airlines cannot attend…

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Illegal charter operators pose danger to aviation-NCAA

Illegal charter operators pose danger to aviation-NCAA

The Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Chris Ona Najomo has lamented the nefarious activities of illegal private jet operators, stressing that they pose a serious threat to the country’s aviation industry. Describing the culprits as ‘Cartel’, Najomo said their activities have seriously affected the fortunes of the genuine and licensed charter operators, vowing that the aviation regulatory body had concluded plans to publish the names of the operators of the…

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Passengers to get 25% rebate for delayed, cancelled flight in 2024-NCAA

Passengers to get 25% rebate for delayed, cancelled flight in 2024-NCAA

States to run aerodromes for five years before handover to FG Proliferation of airports political- Najomo State airports gulp over N400b   The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) would in January 2024 make a wide range of decisions that would help the aviation industry in terms of consumer protection, airport certification, and new policies on the mode of handing over aerodromes to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) by the state government among others….

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Gale of sack as FG removes FAAN, NAMA, NSIB MDs, suspends DG NCAA

Gale of sack as FG removes FAAN, NAMA, NSIB MDs, suspends DG NCAA

President Bola Tinubu has approved the suspension, removal, and replacement of the following Chief Executive Officers under the Federal Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development: The managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed has been removed from office and replaced by Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku as the substantive Managing Director of the FAAN. The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Tayib Adetunji Odunowo has…

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