• First Nation reassures passengers of Sept. 15 resumption

    First Nation reassures passengers of Sept. 15 resumption

    First Nation Airways on Tuesday reassured its passengers that the airline would resume flight operations on September 15.

    The Airline’s Director of Flight Operations, Capt. Chimara Imediegwu, made this known at a news conference in Lagos.

    The airline had on August 17 announced the suspension of its operations to enable aircraft in its fleet undergo engine maintenance.

    Imediegwu said it was not true that the airline was on the verge of folding up.

    He said it voluntarily grounded the aircraft at enormous cost to […]

  • Why Aero Contractors, First Nation suspended operations – NCAA explains

    Why Aero Contractors, First Nation suspended operations – NCAA explains

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has dismissed what it described as sundry claims that some Airlines are winding down their operations.

    On the contrary, NCAA said the airlines are merely suspending their operations temporarily to enable them undertake certain operational overhaul and strengthen their overall operational outlay.

    A statement by the Director Generalof NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, explained “One of the airlines, Aero Contractors Ltd., at present has only one serviceable aircraft.

    “This in contradiction to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARS), […]

  • 2500 jobs lost as First Nation Airways suspends operation

    2500 jobs lost as First Nation Airways suspends operation

    Barely 24 hours after Aero Contractors shut down all its scheduled flight operations, another domestic carrier, First Nation Airways, has announced the suspension of its commercial operations in the country.

    This comes as aviation unions comprising the Air Traffic Services Senior Staff Association (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) took over the head office of the embattled Aero Contractors at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, protesting the suspension of the airline’s scheduled flights and their being […]

  • Another Nigerian airline, First Nation, suspends operations

    Another Nigerian airline, First Nation, suspends operations

    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, 2016.

    The Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, explained that the decision was taken in order to ensure that the airline carried out the required maintenance of its aircraft.

    Usman, […]