National carrier needs $300m initial capital – FG

The new national airline, Nigeria Air, will require initial capital of between $150m and $300m, and the Federal Government is seeking a strategic partner to operate the carrier, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday said the government would not own more than […]

Hundreds of Nigerian Air France passengers stranded in Paris

Passengers including hundreds of Nigerians on board Air France operated commercial Aircraft from France to Lagos and Abuja have since Wednesday been stranded at Charles De Gaulle International Airport, Paris. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many of them have to sleep at the airport from Wednesday for a day or two days […]

Nigerian sues United Airlines for kicking her, children out of plane

A Nigerian mother of two, Queen Obioma, has sued United Airlines, claiming she and her two children were booted from its plane because a passenger complained she smelled ‘pungent’. Obioma said she was traveling fromLagos,Nigeria, to Ontario,Canada, on March 4, 2016, when an airline employee escorted her from the plane before takeoff. The Nigerian said […]

Pilot forced to make an emergency landing, man removed from plane for excessive farting

Pilot forced to make an emergency landing, man removed from plane for excessive farting     Passengers who criticised him banned from using airline again   A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a row caused by a passenger who refused to stop farting. The passenger apparently kept breaking wind on board […]

Robbers attack Air Peace aircraft while taxiing to take off at Lagos Airport

A security scare occurred at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) in Lagos on Thursday night as burglars attacked Air Peace aircraft at the airport while it was taxiing to take off to Abuja. The aircraft, a Boeing 737 was attacked at 7:35 pm by unknown bandits on the domestic runway of the airport. A source close to the scene […]

I am under serious pressure – Buhari

…Assures improvement on aviation infrastructure By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA-AS Nigeria hosts International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said he was under serious pressure from Nigerians to establish a national airline. Buhari also reiterated the determination of his administration to speed up the improvement of aviation infrastructure in the country for the benefit […]

More ex Nigeria Airways staff die waiting for severance pay 13 years and counting

wo former workers of the defunct national air carrier, Nigeria Airways, have died in the past two days while awaiting their final severance packages of N45 billion, as promised by the Nigerian government. Felix Agbabuwa died on Wednesday, while Ray Sunmonu died on Thursday in Akure, Ondo State, marking the eleventh former Nigeria Airways employee […]

Declare emergency on Enugu airport – Reps (Newly opened airport already in a state of disrepair)

John Ameh and Okechukwu Nnodim Members of the House of Representatives admitted on Saturday that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, was not safe. They asked the Federal Government to declare an emergency on the airport so that a major repair could be carried out there. They were reacting to the position of the Joint […]

Murtala Muhammed airport gets world class multi-level car park

Urowayino Warami    Friday, October 6, 2017 TOP HEADLINES TRAVELLERS from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport will no longer experience parking space problem at the airport as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has, in partnership with Seymour Aviation Limited constructed a world-class multi-level car park to make life easier for them. The newly commissioned […]

Nigeria foreign reserves have been depleted by foreign airlines – Onyema

  Chairman, Air Peace airline, Barr. Allen Onyema in this interview with selected aviation reporters contends that because Nigerian airlines are not firmly operating international destinations Nigerians are now at the mercy of these foreign airlines in terms of outrageous fares that they charge. The foreign airlines operating in Nigeria have depleted Nigeria’s scarce foreign […]

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