Delta Defends Removal of ‘YouTube Star’ From New York Bound Flight

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YouTube star Adam Saleh was ejected from a Delta Airline flight at Heathrow Airport this week – but the reasons for his removal are under dispute. Saleh claims he and his travelling companion were kicked off the London-to-New York flight …

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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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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Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has rescinded a ban on flights to Turkey after that country provided assurances of improved security measures at all its airports.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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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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Kenya Airways launched flights between Nairobi and Cape Town

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Kenya Airways launched flights between Nairobi (NBO) and Cape Town(CPT) on 1 July, a city pair which will be operated by the carrier via Livingstone in Zambia. Flown on the SkyTeam member’s E190 fleet, the sector will operate thrice-weekly (Wednesdays, …

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Aero Contractors Sacks 100 Contract Staff

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Aero Contractors (NG, Lagos) has begun downsizing its workforce in a bid to remain financially competitive. Managing director, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, told a press conference this week that the airline’s leadership did not renew the contracts of 100 temporary support …

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Ogun State Government Plans Airport Construction

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Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun stated his administration would construct an airport before the end of his term in 2019. Mr Amosun stated an airport would facilitate Ogun’s socioeconomic development, and that an airport “is a necessity, not a luxury”. …

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Asaba International Airport To Be Temporarily Closed

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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta said on Wednesday that the Asaba International Airport would be closed down temporarily, when work on the runway reached an advanced stage. The governor spoke when he inspected the ongoing construction work at the airport …

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