Aviation

FG adds Emirates to list of banned airlines

  Wole Shadare Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika has said Nigeria has barred Emirates Airlines from operating into Nigeria. He stated this in a Tweet on his verified twitter handle late Friday night. He said the ban would take effect on Monday, September 21, 2020. “Emirates Airline’s situation was reviewed and they are consequently included in […]

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Operators bemoan airlines’ sector woes

  *Vow to tackles challenges, elect new exco Wole Shadare The newly elected members of the umbrella body for airlines, the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), have said they were ready to confront issues that have affected airline operations in Nigeria. The executives listed airlines’ challenges as multiple taxation, high per cent Value Added Tax (VAT), […]

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Nigeria, others could lose 3.5m aviation jobs, $35bn to COVID-19 this year —IATA

The weight of the coronavirus crisis on air travel could cost the Nigerian and other African economies 3.5 million aviation jobs, triggering a contraction of continental Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $35 billion in 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday. Until the pandemic outbreak, aviation’s contribution to African labour force and […]

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Arik Air resumes operations

  The management of Arik Air has announced the resumption of normal flight operations after Monday’s disruption by some workers unions. Mr Adebanji Ola, the Communications Manager of Arik Air announced the resumption on Tuesday. Earlier on Monday, aviation unions had shutdown operations of the airline over alleged non-payment of staff salaries since April. The […]

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Arik Air’s operations shut by Aviation Unions, passengers stranded

    Wole Shadare Aviation unions have carried out their threat to shut Arik Air operation for allegedly owing its workers several months’ salary arrears The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) decided to withdraw their services, due to an anti-labour practice of […]

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Arik CEO writes Minister, seeks Sirika’s intervention to avert strike

    Wole Shadare The management of Arik Air Air has called on the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika to intervene in the planned industrial action by the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) slated for Monday, September 14. The two unions had promised […]

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COVID-19: Jordan resumes regular commercial flights after six-month halt

    Jordan resumed regular international flights on Tuesday after being suspended for nearly six months because of the novel coronavirus epidemic, officials said. They said Queen Alia international airport would initially handle six flights a day before expanding to ensure that airport authorities can enforce strict social distancing and other health rules, reports Reuters. […]

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United to return to lucrative US-Lagos five years after exit

Five years after exiting Nigeria, United States-based airline, United Airlines Wednesday said it would return to the lucrative US-Lagos route starting late 2021. The airline in a statement said that starting in late spring of 2021: “United will become the only airline serving Washington D.C nonstop from Lagos with three weekly flights”. The route will […]

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Relief as Delta resumes services to Lagos

Travellers to the United State, North America and beyond can now heave a sigh of relief as Delta Air Lines Wednesday resumed direct flight operations from Atlanta to Lagos. Starting from Wednesday, the airline will fly four times a week with departures on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Delta’s Commercial Director – Africa, Bobby Bryan […]

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COVID-19: British Airways in stand-off with passengers over cash refunds

  British Airways passengers have told the BBC that they have been refused cash refunds for cancelled flights. Gordon and Margaret Minto accepted vouchers instead after their flights to the United States were cancelled, the airline says. “We were stunned… we looked at each other and said, ‘we haven’t asked for a voucher’. We haven’t […]