Emirates Appoints New Regional Manager for West Africa


Dubai based Gulf Carrier, Emirates has appointed Afzal Parambil as regional manager for West Africa, effective immediately. Emirates SVP commercial operations for Africa Orhan Abbas said Nigeria is an important market for Emirates. Mr Parambil will oversee cargo and airport …

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


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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NAAPE Shuts Down Arik Air


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


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


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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United Airlines Halts Houston – Lagos Flight Service From June 30th


United Airlines will stop flying to Nigeria next month, ending the carrier’s only route to Africa because of weakness in the energy sector and difficulties in collecting money from tickets sold in that country. The daily route from Houston to …

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Kunle Afolayan’s ‘The CEO’ To Premiere 1st June 35,000 feet In The Air On Air France


Prolific actor, director and producer, Kunle Afolayan’s much anticipated movie, ‘The CEO’ will premiere on Air France’s AF149 Lagos – Paris flight on 1st June 2016. The multi-award winning producer while addressing the press, fans, friends and sponsors at the Silverbird …

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Aero Contractors Sacks 100 Contract Staff


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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Iberia Airlines Announces Johannesburg Route, Suspends Lagos, Accra and Istanbul Routes


Iberia Airlines, Spanish flag carrier, has suspended its flights to Istanbul, a major city in Turkey, owing to low demand. Reputed as Spain’s largest airline, Iberia also plans to suspend flights to Nigeria from May 12, 2016 and Ghana from May 17, …

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Foreign Airlines Laments Over President Buhari’s FOREX Policies


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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