NCAA orders Ethiopian Airlines to stop collection of unauthorised charges

THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has ordered Ethiopian Airlines to stop the collection of unauthorised charges forthwith. The order was contained in a statement signed by Mr Sam Adurogboye, NCAA General Manager, Public Relations, on Sunday in Lagos. Adurogboye said these unauthorised charges referred to as “refundable deportation fee” is put at between 75 […]

Nigerian airports fortified against Ebola, says FAAN

Okechukwu Nnodim and Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Monday declared that all measures adopted in 2014 to curtail the spread of the dreaded Ebola virus at airports across the country had been adequately fortified. It also assured passengers and other users of their safety at the nation’s airports following the World […]

Buhari commends Inter-agency on Abuja airport re-opening

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the successful reopening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 24 hours ahead of schedule to inter-agency cooperation and efficiency‎. He said he wants to see such dislay of cooperation and efficiency in the operation of the entire federal government activities. The Special Adviser on ‎Media […]

FAAN awaits NCAA clearance to reopen Abuja airport

FAAN awaits NCAA clearance to reopen Abuja airport FAAN awaits NCAA clearance to reopen Abuja airport — 17th April 2017 From Uche Usim Abuja Ahead of the April 19, 2017, scheduled reopening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has said it is awaiting clearance from the […]

110 passengers land, take off from Kaduna Airport with Ethiopian Airline Boeing 787

By Favour Nnabugwu   One hundred and ten passengers, Wednesday, landed and took off from Kaduna International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 flight at 11:30am Nigerian Time. Ethiopian Airline Boeing 787 landed in Kaduna International Airport with 50 passengers from Addis Ababa @ 11.30am and took off with 60 passengers to Addis Ababa @ […]

Kaduna airport ready, says officials

Kaduna International Airport has been rebranded with modern equipment in line with international best standard, Capt. Mohammed Joji, Chairman, Coordinating Committee on Abuja relocation, has said.   Joji, who is also the Secretary General, Aircraft Operators in Nigeria, made the remark on Friday after inspecting facilities at the airport.   “All the equipment were tested […]

Be Careful with Kenyan Airways – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Abuja, Nigeria | October 10, 2016 – I travelled to Kenya on July 14 2016 to attend a conference in Nairobi on the intellectual legacies of the late Kenyan political scientist Ali Mazrui. From the conference I was to travel to London for a one- week holiday. The organisers of the […]

Emirates Airlines rejects naira in payment for flight

 It is illegal, says NCAA • Stranded passengers allege discrimination Emirates Airlines has rejected the Nigerian currency, naira, for payment by travellers to Brazil.The Dubai-based airline is rather demanding a credit card mode of payment from passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The development, which caught many passengers unawares, caused some of […]

Arik Air resumes flight operations

Arik Air resumes flight operations — 14th September 2016 Barely 24 hours after it suspended operations, Arik Air says it will resume flight operations by 11am on today. A statement from the airline’s spokesperson Ola Adeniji said: “Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline, is pleased to announce that scheduled flights will resume from […]

Arik Air grounded as Foreign airlines flying to Nigeria forced to refuel abroad

By Michael Eboh, Favour Nnabugwu & Lawani Mikairu LAGOS — Foreign   airlines flying to Nigeria have started  refueling abroad, to bypass highly priced and increasingly scarce aviation fuel in the country. This is coming on the heels of Arik Air’s suspension of flight operations to all airports across the country due to its inability to […]

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