Unions ground Arik Air operations over 90% staff layoff

Unions ground Arik Air operations over 90% staff layoff, anti-labour practices By Yunus Yusuf Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down  by the aviation unions  over alleged non payment of staff salaries since April after placing 90 per cent of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports […]

Murtala Mohammed International Airport receives first international flight after resumption

By Lawani Mikairu The Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos Saturday received its first flight as international flights operations resumed in the country after the suspension of all flights in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is just as Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be opened on Monday, 7th September for international flights. […]

Nigeria bars KLM, Lufthansa, Air France, others from flying into the country (see full list)

RwandAir: Banned from Nigeria for now By AbankulaInternational flights will start arriving in Nigeria from 5 September, the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said on Thursday.But not all airlines will be allowed to come in for now. Those banned are Lufthansa, KLM, TAAG Angola Airline, RwandAir, Etihad, Air France and Air Namibia The airlines […]

Nigeria resumes international flights Aug 29 – Minister

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says international flights will resume on August 29, 2020. Sirika said this in a tweet on Monday. He tweeted, “Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the August 29, 2020 beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. “Protocols […]

Air Peace to recall sacked pilots

There were indications, yesterday, that Air Peace airline would recall some of the pilots it recently sacked following a standoff. The development was on the heels of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika’s meeting with the management and leadership of the National Association of Airline Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) yesterday. In the verbal agreement reached […]

Covid-19: Nigeria to resume international flights in weeks

PTF on COVID-19 Chairman, Boss Mustapha. *Virus now in 536 LGs as FG extends eased lockdown by four weeks By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA-The federal government has expressed its readiness to reopen the nation’s airspace for international flights in ‘a matter of weeks.’ This was as it lamented the growing wave of community transmission of Covid-19, […]

COVID-19: Air Peace confirms termination of pilots’ appointments

The management of Air Peace has confirmed the termination of pilots in its employ, saying it had to make the painful decision due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations and finances. There were reports that Nigeria’s largest carrier terminated the employment of 69 of its pilots and other workers in […]

Two Aircraft Collide at Lagos Airport

By Chinedu Eze A wing tip incident involving Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines aircraft occurred at the cargo area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos Wednesday The incident, which occurred late Wednesday led to the grounding of the two aircraft at the airport. Sources said the incident occurred when Middle East Airlines […]

NAMA says international flights can resume at any time

By Yunus Yusuf The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has described as untrue, insinuations in some quarters that Nigerian airports would reopen for international flights in October. It said on the contrary, flights can resume at any time deemed fit by the Federal Government. Khalid Emele, General Manager, Public Affairs, NAMA, made this known in […]

Senate recommends four-month ban for unruly VIPs at airports

FAAN Insists On Observance Of Standard Protocol The Nigerian Senate yesterday urged aviation authorities to blacklist Very Important Persons (VIPs) that are violating the COVID-19 safety and security protocol at airports by prescribing a four-month ban for such offenders. The apex legislative body also recommended that such violators should be exposed publicly to serve as […]

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