British Airways to spend £4.5bn on African routes’ expansion drive

The British Airways is currently working out a five-year customer-centric investment plan of £4.5 billion in its expansion drive on the African continent. The airline disclosed its plans today, following the launch of its three-weekly direct flights from London Heathrow to Durban, South Africa. According to the airline, the Heathrow/Durban service will be the only […]

Imo State Govt commends Dana Air on Owerri-Abuja route

The Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha has commended Dana Air for introducing Owerri – Abuja –Owerri flights. The Governor was reported to have made the commendations on Tuesday after the airline’s inaugural flight from the Sam Mbakwe International Airport Owerri landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Okorocha, who was represented by his Special […]

May Day: ATSSSAN urges FG to address aviation industry crises

The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has urged the Federal Government to take immediate steps to address the crisis in the industry. According to the President of ATSSSAN, Comrade Ahmadu Illitus, one of such crises is the unresolved issue of sacked staff of Aero Contractors Airline based on alleged redundancy by […]

Air Peace, Crew win NIPR awards

In recognition of its in-flight services efficiency and professionalism of its crew members, Air Peace, one of the nation’s leading airlines, with six of its crew members has been awarded “National Carrier of Repute” and “Nigerian Crew Member of Repute” respectively by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). The airline announced in a statement […]

Air Peace targets three new sub-regional routes

Nigeria’s fast-expanding airline, Air Peace, has completed plans to launch flights to three new destinations – Monrovia, Lome, and Abidjan – in its bid to optimize its visibility and market share in the West African sub-regional routes The Corporate Communications Manager of the airline, Chris Iwara, who stated this in Lagos, explained that the airline […]

Construction of Abuja Airport’s second runway to gulp N67bn, says Sirika

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the construction of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will gulp N67 billion. Sirika made the disclosure at the ministry’s 2018 budget defence before the Joint House of Representatives Committees on Land Transport, Maritime Safety and Administration, Ports Harbour and Water-Ways and […]

Aero Contractors’ maintenance facility may save Nigeria N9.2bn yearly

With the current functionality of its aircraft maintenance facility in the country, Aero Contractor Limited, one of the nation’s commercial airlines, may save the country up to N9.2 billion yearly from foreign exchange costs associated with maintaining airlines overseas. For instance, with the handling the repairs of its two Boeing 737- 500 locally, the company […]

Kenya Airways sacks 22 Nigerian employees over ‘redundancy’

East African carrier, Kenya Airways, has sacked 22 out of its 26 Nigerian employees for what it termed redundancy. A source close to the airline disclosed on condition of anonymity that the affected workers were sent packing on Friday, April 13. According to the source, the sacked staff were escorted out of the airline’s office […]

NAMA to automate Aeronautical Information Service

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has assured airlines and the flying public of its commitment to boost navigational aids and surveillance at the nation’s airports. Critical among the projects the agency has promised to execute in a near future is the automation of Aeronautical Information Service (AIS), a project that was initiated since 2009, […]

FAAN vows to checkmate drug peddling through Nigerian airports

In adherence to the International Air Transport Association’s ban on toxic materials and the criminality of drug peddling through airports by unsuspecting passengers, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has vowed to tighten all loose ends at the nation’s international airports to checkmate such incidences. The Managing Director, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, FAAN, told members […]