Anambra Airport to begin commercial flights in November

By Vincent Ujumadu, Awka The new Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri built by Governor Willie Obiano administration will begin commercial flights in November this year. Secretary to Anambra State Government (SSG), Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, who dropped the hint during a prayer session organized by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, in Awka said […]

Delta hands over Asaba Airport to concessionaire

Delta hands over Asaba Airport to concessionaire By Monday Osayande, Asaba The Delta State Government, yesterday, formally handed over the Asaba International Airport to the management of Asaba Airport Company, which emerged winner on February 23, 2021 in a competitive bidding process. Performing the ceremony on behalf of the state government, Secretary to the State Government […]

$1 billion operational costs push Nigerian private jet owners into bankruptcy • Only 46 private jets are active, others scramble for survival

By Wole Oyebade • Only 46 private jets are active, others scramble for survival • Over 45 aircraft inactive, 30 in Customs’ duty defaults • Owners boycott aviation rules to operate foreign-registered jets locally • NCAA’s new regulations will close gaps, tackle illegal operations, DG says Economic dire strait in which average Nigerians find themselves may […]

Air Peace Boss, Allen Onyema’s Good Tidings

Allen Onyema It takes a master vision to create a masterpiece. For the aviation expert, Mr Allen Onyema, boss of Air Peace, creating a masterpiece has never been a problem. In his seven years of operation, Onyema has dwarfed many of his counterparts by constantly changing the narratives in the sector. Yet, he has not […]

Foreign airlines jostle for Nigerian market ahead of summer travels

By Wole Oyebade At least seven major international carriers are jostling for a pie of the Nigerian market ahead of this year’s summer travels. The airlines, some of which are making a return to the Nigerian routes since the beginning of the pandemic, have lined up multiple frequencies in and out of Lagos, Abuja and Port […]

Nigeria’s air safety under serious threat, NAMA warns

By Chinelo Obogo, Lagos The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said the Nigerian air space is under serious threat, with hoodlums continuing to vandalise navigational aids and assets across the Agency’s stations. NAMA Managing Director Captain Fola Akinkuotu made the disclosure at the weekend during a visit of the Senate Committee on Aviation to […]

EFCC to arraign ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, over alleged fraud

Stella Oduah The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, on Feb. 22, arraign former Minister of Aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah, in the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged financial impropriety. Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date on Tuesday because the former minister was yet to be served with the court processes. The News Agency […]

COVID-19: FG suspends Emirates airline from operating in Nigeria

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended Emirates’ operations in Nigeria effective after 72 hours from Thursday midnight for violating the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 directives and protocols. This follows the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recent COVID-19 policy restricting Nigerian passengers from transiting through other airports into Dubai city. The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 […]

Airlines, travelers face fresh hurdles as new protocols begin today

UK, S’African passengers to get extra travel permits before boarding to Nigeria NCAA rolls out conditions, $3,500 fine per defaulter Stakeholders, IATA insist on on-arrival rapid testing at airports Fresh hurdles now await international air travellers from the United Kingdom and South Africa as Federal Government’s preventive measures against new strain of COVID-19 take effect […]

Air Peace launch 11-hour non-stop flight to Jamaica

By Yusuf Yunus Air Peace, on Monday, left on a nonstop 11-hour flight from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to the Caribbean Island nation of Jamaica. Stanley Olisa, the spokesperson of the airline, said on Tuesday, that the airline deployed one of its three Boeing 777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BVE for the historic […]

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