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 […]

Lagos International Airport hit by severe power outage‎

Lagos International Airport hit by severe power outage‎ — 14th September 2016 By Louis Iba The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says the epileptic supply of electricity to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos is due to the excavation of electricity cables to allow contractors do some work on a new terminal at […]

BREAKING: Another airline, First Nation suspends operations

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Another domestic carrier, First Nation Airlines, has suspended its operations, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has said. This is coming in less than 24 hours after Aero Contractors Airlines, Nigeria’s second largest commercial carrier, announced an indefinite suspension of its scheduled flight services and its staff with effect from Thursday, September 1, […]

Two pilots arrested for drinking before flight

Two pilots were arrested in Scotland on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger plane to the United States, police said Sunday. The two men were detained at Glasgow Airport on Saturday before they were due to fly to Newark in New Jersey. Concerns were reportedly raised […]

Arik Staff beat man for complaining over cancelled flight

By Ben Agande Abuja – Staff of Arik Airline Sunday morning a‎t the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja beat a man to stupor for complaining about the cancellation of his flight for the whole day. The man who was travelling with his wife and children approached the Arik desk to get a boarding pass when […]

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