Monthly Archives: July 2016

Amb. Ajulu-Okeke Urges Nigerians in S’Africa To Be Law Abiding

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Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, has urged Nigerians resident in that country to desist from acts capable of tarnishing Nigeria’s image. Okeke gave the charge on Sunday at the inauguration of newly elected officials of National Association …

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Russia Rescinds Turkey Flight Ban

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Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has rescinded a ban on flights to Turkey after that country provided assurances of improved security measures at all its airports. As a result of the embargo’s upliftment, Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) and Turkish …

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South African Airways Launches Africa’s First Bio-Fuel Flight

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South African Airways made history earlier when a plane going to Cape Town from Johannesburg became Africa’s first to fly on jet fuel made from tobacco plants. Boeing 737-800 flights on SAA and low-cost subsidiary Mango between Johannesburg and Cape …

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Lisbon Airport Welcomes Home European Champions With Colorful Water Arch

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Lisbon Airport, the current leaders of the 2016 Arch of Triumph competition, welcomed home the champions of Europe this week, the Portuguese national football team that won Euro 2016 after beating France 1-0 in extra time. The airport, now known …

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TripAdvisor Commences Airline Review Service

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TripAdvisor is now allowing passengers to post reviews of airlines, a move it claims will “demystify” what is becoming an increasingly confusing market place for travellers. The new function is part of an overhaul of the review website’s flight service, …

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Juba International Airport Re-Opens For Evacuation Flights

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Juba International Airport has reopened to traffic following a two-day closure brought on by an outbreak of fighting in the city this past weekend. Several airlines, among them Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) and Astral Aviation (8V,Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta), …

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Emirates Is 2016 World’s Best Airline; As South African Airways Emerged Africa’s Best

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The world’s best airline for 2016 is Emirates, according to a survey of millions of airline passengers conducted by Skytrax. The international airline, based in Dubai, won the top honors at Tuesday’s Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony at the Farnborough International …

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NCAA Confirms Airlines Free To Fix Fares and Charges

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority says all airlines’ tariffs for services rendered, which include fares, rates, add-on charges or terms and condition of service, have been fully liberalised. This was contained in a statement by the General Manager, Public Relations …

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MaxAir To Replace B747-300s with B747-400s

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MaxAir is in the process of phasing out its fleet of four B747-300s airline Public Relations Manager, Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru, has disclosed. Speaking to The Nation newspaper, Dahiru said the carrier would replace the quadjets with relatively newer B747-400s. Specializing …

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African Airlines Records 9.5% Traffic Increase

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African airlines posted the second highest demand growth globally in May, with traffic up 9.5 per cent, compared to a year ago, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday. The IATA, in its global passenger traffic results for February which was …

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