NCAA Brokers Truce Between Arik Air and Aviation Union as Aero Resumes Operation

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Air passengers can now heave a sigh of relief as the two biggest domestic airlines in Nigeria, Aero Contractor and Arik Air resume scheduled flight operations today. This will come as a relief to Nigerian travelers who have had their …

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Abuja Airport To Be Closed for Six Weeks For Runway Repairs

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The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen Hadi Sirika, says the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, will be closed for six weeks between February and March 2017 for total repairs on the runway. Sirika told newsmen in Abuja on …

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NAAPE Shuts Down Arik Air

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The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), have asked their members and other aviation workers to embark on a joint strike …

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Domestic Airlines Moots Fare Increment Due To Increase In Aviation Fuel Price

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The country’s domestic airlines are mooting an increase in fares. This is premised on the recent increase in the price of aviation fuel. According to the airline operators, a circular informing them of the increase in the price of aviation fuel from …

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British Airways Set To Join Iberia and United Airlines In Exiting Nigeria Due To Economy Crunch

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British Airways is evaluating its routes to Nigeria, adding to aviation industry pressure on the Federal Government as sister carrier, Iberia, and United States competitor, United Airlines, halt flights to the country as traffic stutters and currency controls delay access …

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Kenya Airways, Air Seychelles, Others Wins At World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala

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Zanzibar– Air Seychelles has taken the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline during the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. The red carpet event was hosted by Diamonds La Gemma dell’est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, …

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Foreign Airlines Laments Over President Buhari’s FOREX Policies

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Many have always asked: why is it difficult or almost impossible for economic principles that work in other places to work or be applicable in Nigeria? Once prices of goods or services go up, they never come down. Market forces …

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Ethiopian Airlines To Operate Preliminary A350 on Addis Ababa – Abuja Route

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Ethiopian Airlines in the week of 03APR16’s OAG Schedules Analyser update has filed preliminary Airbus A350-900XWB operation. Based on preliminary filing, the Star Alliance member plans to operate the A350 on Addis Ababa – Abuja route, from 01JUL16 to 29OCT16. …

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Arik Air Reshuffles Its West African Flight Services

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Nigerian carrier Arik Air is adjusting operations in West Africa, which will commence in late-February 2016 and mid-March 2016. Planned changes are as below: Dakar effective 22FEB16 Lagos – Abidjan – Dakar 4 weekly service, replacing 3 weekly Lagos – …

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EgyptAir Plans Wide Body Aircraft for Nigeria Routes

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Cairo based Egypt National carrier, EgyptAir is reportedly considering deploying wide body aircraft on Nigeria services to support increased passenger and cargo traffic. EgyptAir Cargo, EgyptAir Medical Services and Karnak reportedly plan to commence operations in Abuja. The airline presently …

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