Breaking: FG announces dates for resumption of domestic flights in Lagos, Abuja, others

By Kazeem Ugbodaga The Federal Government on Wednesday announced that Lagos and Abuja airports will resume domestic operations from July 8, 2020. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this on his twitter handle. According to him, Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri would resume domestic operations on the 11th of July. He added that other […]

COVID-19: FG confirms airports will no longer reopen June 21

By Ifreke InyangThe Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said June 21 is no longer a feasible date, for the resumption of domestic flights in the country. The Director-General of NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, stated this on Thursday at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja. Musa represented the Minister of […]

Flight resumption: Six airlines ready to restart operation – NCAA

… Palliative is being considered for the whole industry By LawaniMikairu Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, yesterday said Six of the domestic airlines have met the requirement to restart flight operation when the airports reopen on the 21st of June. The Six airlines have had their planes certified and declared airworthy. This is just as […]

U.S. government blocks Chinese airlines from flying into the U.S.

(NNP) In a move that appear to be retaliatory, the Trump administration has blocked Chinese airlines from flying into the country. This decision is in response to China denying re-entry flights to United Airlines and Delta which stopped flying into China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The U.S. accused the Chinese government of […]

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Begins Audit of Airlines

Sam Adurogboye, FG works out stimulus package for operators Chinedu Eze To guarantee passengers’ safety and protection from COVID-19, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commenced the audit of airlines, THISDAY has learnt. The federal government is also working on a bailout for the aviation industry to prevent the collapse of the airlines. The […]

Breaking: FG seizes British aircraft for violating lockdown order

By Lawani Mikairu The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has said the Federal government has impounded an aircraft belonging to Flair Aviation, a United Kingdom-based aviation company for violating the current flight ban into the country. Flair Aviation operated a commercial flight as against the humanitarian operations it was given approval to operate to […]

Canada denies entry to Air Peace to evacuate stranded Nigerians

(NNP) The Air Peace evacuation flight to Canada to repatriate 200 stranded Nigerians has been denied entry by the Canadian authorities on the grounds that the airline does not have the license to fly a commercial flight to the North American country. Speaking to journalists on Thursday, the foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated that […]

Why FG uses foreign airlines to evacuate 4000 Nigerians

Action unpatriotic, operators, House Committee say The Federal Government’s change of mind and ditch of local airlines in the evacuation of Nigerians overseas is causing rancour in the aviation industry, at a time all hands should be on deck. Local airline operators, apparently aggrieved by the development, argue that local airlines are in better position […]

COVID-19: Ban of flights in and out of Nigeria extended by four weeks – PTF

PTF on COVID-19 chairman, Boss Mustapha The Federal Government has extended the ban on all flights into the country for another four weeks. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced this at Wednesday’s daily of the Task Force. Recalled the […]

Rivers: Carveton pilots, passengers get bail

By Egufe Yafugborhi – PORT HARCOURT – TWO pilots and 10 passengers of Carveton Helicopters remanded for flouting the Executive Order of the Rivers State Government to check spread of Coronavirus have been granted bail by a Port Harcourt Magistrate Court. Chief Magistrate D.D. Ihua-Maduenyi in granting the bail Tuesday ordered that both pilots, Samuel […]

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