NCAA issues adverse weather alerts to airlines, pilots, may close airspace

December 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

Prevailing adverse weather conditions with severe dust, a hazy and foggy phenomenon is currently prevalent across airports in Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned in an Advisory Circular to Pilots, Airline Operators and others. The agency said the adverse weather condition expected to occur is to subsist from October in the far North, November over the North Read More

Air Peace attributes reduction of flight frequencies to Covid-19

November 23, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace on Monday disclosed the impacts of the Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown on the airline which led to the reduction of its flight frequencies. Air Peace Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mrs. Toyin Olajide explained that the advent of the COVID-19 devastated airlines worldwide, Air Peace not exempted. Olajide told journalists that the airline had several aircraft out Read More

Kano, Enugu, P/Harcourt airports to reopen for int’l flights December – Sirika

November 17, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

Amidst calls from different quarters to reopen the Aminu Kano, the Port Harcourt and the Enugu international airports to international flights operations, the Federal government has declared that the airports will start receiving foreign carriers before the end of year 2020. The assurance was contained in a tweet by the aviation minister, Senator Hadi Sirika on his verified Twitter account Read More

Aviation ground handling coys mull manpower cut as revenue dips

November 17, 2020 Seven Odunewu 0

With a drastic decline in revenue occasioned by weeks of lock down to stem the tide of COVID-19 pandemic, major handling companies in the aviation sector may be considering more jobs cut as a measure to reduce overhead cost in a bid to survive even after the lockdown was eased. It would be recalled that the federal government approved lock Read More

Covid-19 impacts force us to reduce staff, Azman Air

November 10, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

With the hope of airlines and other businesses in the Nigerian aviation industry dashed following the federal government announcement of a paltry sum of N4 billion as palliatives for the industry, the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is gradually taking it toll on the operations of airlines. On Sunday, the management of domestic carrier Azman Air disclosed that against Read More

Turkish Airlines agrees amended delivery schedule for Airbus orders

October 29, 2020 Blueprint 0

Turkish Airlines has undertaken a restructuring of its fleet plans, agreeing with Airbus to reschedule a number of deliveries. The carrier adds that it has “adapted the overall outstanding orders”, taking into account operational and financial positions, to ensure a “solid basis” for the airline’s future. Turkish Airlines has not detailed the extent of the changes but says it has Read More

FAAN closes airlines counters at airport over debts

October 29, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed some airlines counters at Nnamidi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja over debts owed by the airlines. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu who confirmed the development said it was FAAN revenue drive efforts in Abuja airport. Some of the domestic airlines are said to be owing FAAN several millions Read More

Airlines to be fined $3,500 per passenger for COVID-19 non-compliance – PTF

August 24, 2020 Abdullahi Gulloma 0

…Reduces quarantine to 8 days The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Control of COVID-19 said Monday that airlines that fail to comply with international flight protocols would be fined $3,500 per passenger. This was disclosed by the National Coordinator of Presidential Task Force, Dr Sani Aliyu, at a briefing in Abuja. He said passenger on self-quarantine who fail to show Read More

Release the N27bn bailout to airlines

August 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

Recent media report that Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest domestic airline, has laid off over 1,000 workers, out of which 150 pilots and engineers were affected, is worrisome. The dire situation calls for urgent measures including the release of the N27 billion bailout for domestic airlines as promised by the federal government. According to the spokesperson of Air Peace, Stanley Olise; Read More

Breaking: Hope rises as FG reveals when int’l flight ‘ll resume

August 6, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government has announced that airports would be reopened to international flights in matter of weeks. It said the prolonged ban on international travels was not punitive but mainly to keep Nigerians and citizens across the country safe from the spread of COVID-19. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who disclosed this in Abuja while answering questions at the Read More

Post Covid-19: How technology ‘ll speed up recovery for airline, travel industry – Stakeholders

June 3, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

As the race to reopen the Nigerian aviation industry is gathering momentum, players in the airlines, travel and trade seb-sector have been advised to deploy the use of cutting edge technology in service deliveries in order to remain relevant post Covid-19 era. Also, leading government agencies in the industry such as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Read More