Domestic airlines ground 76 planes, over 6,000 workers redundant

Oyetunji Abioye, Mudiaga Affe and Maureen Itua-Maduenyi A massive downsizing  may be looming in the airline industry as domestic carriers ground no fewer than 76 planes amid the  coronavirus pandemic that has crippled activities across the country. Following plummeting passenger demand and lockdown, the eight domestic airlines on Friday suspended flight operations. This came barely two weeks […]

Nigeria to Shutdown Lagos, Abuja Airports as Lagos reduces public gathering to 20

As the cases of Coronavirus jumps from 12 to 22, the Federal Government has announced indefinite closure of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, effective from Monday, March 23. The planned shutdown was contained in a statement signed Saturday by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), […]

FG shuts down three international airports over coronavirus

The Nigerian Government has shut down three international airports to curb the spread of coronavirus across the country. The affected airports are Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano, Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu and the Port Harcourt Airport, Rivers. The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Musa Nuhu in a statement said Kano, Rivers and […]

Minister : Enugu airport will be ready before Easter

Minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Thursday assured that the rehabilitation of Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu state will be completed before Easter. The Minister who made this known while carrying out inspection at the Airport expressed satisfaction with work done so far by the contractor. He said, “I am very satisfied with the […]

Passenger on Air Peace convicted and sentenced for smoking on board

By Lawani Mikairu A passenger who was caught smoking on board Air Peace flight P4 7558 of December 11, 2019 from Sharjah to Lagos, has been found guilty by an Ogba Magistrate Court and sentenced to two weeks imprisonment with the option of paying 200,000 naira as fine. According to a statement released by the […]

British Airways flight heading to Abuja loses engine mid-air

…Returns to Heathrow A British Airways flight heading to Abuja from London on Tuesday returned to Heathrow Airport after the plane lost one of its engines mid-air. The airline confirmed that BA 083 flight returned to Heathrow and was met by the emergency services as a precaution measure after what it called “a minor technical […]

Buhari seeks passage of 6 aviation bills by Senate

By Naomi Sharang President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, transmitted a letter to the Senate, seeking consideration and passage of six Aviation Bills. The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan read the letter during plenary. The President, in the letter said: “Dear Distinguished Senate President; Transmission of Six Aviation Sector Bills to the National Assembly […]

Anger over closure of Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport, Enugu

The Deputy Minority leader of the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu has accused the Ministry of Aviation of abandoning the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, six weeks after its closure. Okechukwu made this known while moving a motion of urgent public importance on the closure of the Airport. The motion moved by Toby Okechukwu and […]

Picture: Panic as man climbs aircraft at Lagos Airport

Passengers aboard a Port Harcourt-bound flight panicked on Friday after a yet-to-be-identified man climbed the aircraft while it was about to take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja. According to a video shot by one of the passengers in Lagos, the man illegally gained access to the airside with a piece of hand luggage. The […]

Fire guts Sam Mbakwe airport in Owerri

Some parts of the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, Imo capital was gutted by fire which was reported to have started by 2:00pm on Monday. The Director of the State Fire Service, Mr Japheth Okoroafor stated that the fire started as a result of electrical problems. He lamented that the fire service which reported at […]

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