• Senate gives FG condition for privatization of airports

    Senate gives FG condition for privatization of airports

    The Nigerian Senate has given a condition for the approval of plans by the Federal Government to concession four international airports, stating that government must probe the controversy trailing the concession of Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMA2) Ikeja, Lagos to Bi-Courtney Aviation Limited.

    Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Chairman Senate Committee on Privatisation, who stated this in Lagos at a Press conference on Monday, decried the refusal of the government to honour the terms of the concession deal it had with Bi-Courtney in 2006, […]

  • Airports concessioning to wait until N120bn fund probe over – Reps

    Airports concessioning to wait until N120bn fund probe over – Reps

    According to reports, the House of Representatives has called on the minister of state for aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika,  to suspend plans on the proposed concession of airports until he is able to brief the House as well as Nigerians, the benefits of the concession as well as how it will tackle the challenges the aviation sector faces.

    It also called for the probe of the former minister of aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah, over the diversion of the N120 billion aviation […]

  • FAAN, firm partner to end power outages at airports

    FAAN, firm partner to end power outages at airports

    Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has formed a partnership with generator manufacturer, Mantrac Caterpillar, to finally put an end to the incessant power outages at airports across the country, especially the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA, Lagos.

    Managing Director, FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, had inspected the entire airport, including the Power House of FAAN, where the existing generating sets are housed with the Vice President, Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East Distribution Division, Mantrac Caterpillar, Mr. Raymond Chan.

    After the joint inspection at the […]

  • FG spends N33bn on airports’ runway resurfacing

    FG spends N33bn on airports’ runway resurfacing

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has spent over N33.09 billion to resurface most of the country’s airport runways between 2004 and 2015.

    Despite this colossal amount, the facilities are still in terrible shape with most of them ridden with potholes, causing danger to life and equipment.

    A document made available to this newspaper shows that the resurfacing of the runways actually started in 2003.

    The Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos runway resurfacing was done in 2004 at a cost of N3.4 billion; […]

  • Arik tops NCAA’s delayed, cancelled flights chart

    Arik tops NCAA’s delayed, cancelled flights chart

    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 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 Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Air Peace, Azman […]

  • Concession only nonviable airports, Aviation union tells FG

    Concession only nonviable airports, Aviation union tells FG

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria branch on Tuesday advised the Federal Government to concession only the nonviable airports in the country.

    The union gave the advice in a statement jointly signed by its National Chairman, Rasaki Ope, and Secretary, Emeka Njoku.

    The government had indicated interest to concession the Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt Airports towards increasing their capacity and efficiency.

    The union urged the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, […]

  • How we will respond to airport terrorism- NAF

    How we will respond to airport terrorism- NAF

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday conducted a counter-terrorism simulation exercise involving the insertion and extraction of Special Forces operating in conjunction with other organic security agencies and organisations to retake the airport from terrorists and ensure normalcy of operations.

    The exercise  which was code-named “Steel Dome “ which means Fortified Arena  was conducted by the men of the Air Force Regiment- a special force operations team made up of commandos and other specially trained officers deployed for counter terrorism […]

  • Passengers stranded at Nigerian airports as Aero shuts down operation

    Passengers stranded at Nigerian airports as Aero shuts down operation

    An air of panic and confusion reigned amongst passengers at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal popularly called (MMA2), following the news of the suspension of scheduled flight operations by Aero Contractor Airlines effective Thursday September 1, 2016. Sadly, the airline rather than wait till the September 1 (Thursday) to halt it’s operation, had decided to cancel some of its scheduled flights out of the Lagos airport on Wednesday (the day of the announcement) thus forcing most […]

  • Photo: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria increases access gate charge

    Photo: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria increases access gate charge

    Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has increased the access gate charge. The new charges is effective from tomorrow Thursday, September 1st. Imagine paying N400 everyday, probably to-and-fro at N800 everyday.