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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Abuja Airport To Be Closed for Six Weeks For Runway Repairs


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


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


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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NCAA Confirms Airlines Free To Fix Fares and Charges


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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African Airlines Records 9.5% Traffic Increase


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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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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Ministry of Aviation Liaise With CBN To make FOREX Accessible To Airlines


The scarcity of foreign exchange, which is already taking a toll on the activities of airlines operating in the country, particularly the foreign firms will soon be a thing of the past as the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi …

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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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