• Four Nigerian Airlines To Commence Flight Operations To Niger

    Four Nigerian Airlines To Commence Flight Operations To Niger

    Four Nigerian carriers, Arik Air, Air Peace, Overland Air and Azman Air services have been slated to start flight operations from Nigeria to Niger.

    The new development was disclosed during a meeting between Technical Committee from the Ministry of Transportation and the concerned airlines held on Wednesday 23rd of November, 2016 at the Aviation House, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) headquarters in Lagos.

    According to an official statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye which was made available to […]

  • We’re yet to received forex concession from CBN – Airlines

    We’re yet to received forex concession from CBN – Airlines

    According to reports, the Association of Foreign Airlines’ Representatives in Nigeria on Wednesday said its members had yet to benefit from the concession granted to them to access foreign exchange at the inter-bank foreign exchange market.

    The AFARN President, Mr. Kingsley Nwokoma, said in Lagos that the present exchange rate was seriously affecting their operations.

    The Forex concession was granted to the airlines by the Central Bank of Nigeria following the intervention of the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.

    Sirika […]

  • FG begs foreign airlines over planned withdrawal of operation

    FG begs foreign airlines over planned withdrawal of operation

    According to reports, the Federal Government has urged Emirate airline and other foreign airlines operating in Nigeria not to withdraw their services.

    The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who made the plea in Abuja during a visit by West African Regional manager for Emirates Airlines, Manoj Gopi Nair, noted that the challenges confronting the aviation sector would be resolved soon.

    Emirates, however, attributed its decision to scale down operation to poor access to Foreign Exchange for its operations, high […]

  • Senate laments exit of foreign airlines, asks FG to live up to its responsibility

    Senate laments exit of foreign airlines, asks FG to live up to its responsibility

    It was gathered that the Senate on Thursday expressed grave concern over the continuous exit of some foreign airlines in Nigeria as well as the suspension of operations by others, saying the trend will further compound the plights of troubled Nigerians.

    The parliament therefore said it supported the move by the government to promptly intervene in the crisis bedevilling the aviation sector “with a view to saving the traveling masses from greater hardship and reduce the ongoing suffering occasioned by these […]

  • Airlines ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board

    Airlines ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board

    German airline, Air Berlin, on Monday, said that the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is prohibited on all flights of Air Berlin group.

    A spokesperson of Air Berlin said that the Note 7 mobile phones are not allowed to be brought on board immediately since Saturday.

    He said: “Safety is always our highest priority in Air Berlin.”

    He said this was not the first time, as the airline had already prohibited the use of the device on its flights before.

    Meanwhile, another German […]

  • Recession forced some foreign airlines to leave Nigeria – NCAA boss

    Recession forced some foreign airlines to leave Nigeria – NCAA boss

    It was gathered that the Director General, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Usman Muktar, said, yesterday, that the current economic recession in Nigeria forced United and Iberia airlines to suspend their operations in Nigeria as the airlines claimed the operating conditions were no longer conducive for their operation.

    Captain Muktar made this known, yesterday in Lagos, when he received members of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation led by its Chairperson, Mrs Nkeiruka Onyejeocha at the corporate headquarters of […]

  • “Airlines In Nigeria Record 16,353 Delayed Flights In 6 Months” — Regulator

    “Airlines In Nigeria Record 16,353 Delayed Flights In 6 Months” — Regulator

    Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 16,353 cases of delayed flights between January and June, statistics from the Consumer Protection Department of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have revealed.

    A document issued by the department and obtained on Thursday by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, shows that 30,100 flights were operated by eight airlines during the period under review.

    According to the document, 601 flights were cancelled for various reasons by the airlines.

    It said the airlines in operation were […]

  • $3bn Spent Annually On Airlines Maintenance – Experts

    $3bn Spent Annually On Airlines Maintenance – Experts

    As airlines in Nigeria continue to suspend operations due to the various economic challenges confronting them, experts have identified the huge cost of foreign maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), which totals $3 billion annually, as a major drain on their profitability.

    Aviation experts who disclosed this also called for a holistic approach to solving the lingering crises in the sector.

    It was gathered that two domestic airlines, Aero Contractors and First Nation Airlines, suspended their operations recently.

    Speaking with Newsmen Friday yesterday, the […]

  • NCAA: why airlines ‘re suspending operations

    NCAA: why airlines ‘re suspending operations

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday said domestic airlines are not folding up but merely suspending their operations.

    The suspension, the airline industry regulator said, was to enable the carriers undertake operational overhaul and strengthen their overall operational outlay.

    Its Director-General,  Captain Muhtar Usman in a statement said Aero Contractors, at present has only one serviceable aircraft, adding that this in contradiction to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARS) which stipulates that no airline shall carry out scheduled commercial operation with […]

  • We do more for Nigeria than foreign airlines – Air Peace

    We do more for Nigeria than foreign airlines – Air Peace

    Air Peace’s plan to cover more local routes and operate international flights has received a huge boost with the delivery of the new aircraft it recently acquired.

    Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Chief Allen Onyema, told reporters in Lagos that the airline embarked on the acquisition of more aircraft to service local market and international routes it recently got approval for he also said that domestic airline industry is not getting the right support it need from government.

    He lamented that […]

  • FAAN restores power at Lagos airport, apologises to airlines, others

    FAAN restores power at Lagos airport, apologises to airlines, others

    The management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has restored power to the airport, following last Saturday’s power outage that crippled activities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

    A statement issued by FAAN’s spokesman, Yakubu Dati, yesterday read, “The management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wish to inform the general public that power has been fully restored at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos, shortly after a power outage.”

    The statement which also explained the cause of the […]