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Aviation Unions Vow To Ground Flights February 8 Over Minimum Wage, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s four major aviation unions on Wednesday vowed to ground activities in the sector from Tuesday, February 8, 2022, over the failure of the Federal Government to release the negotiated conditions of service of aviation agencies since 2013 and the non-implementation of the National Minimum Wage/consequential adjustment since 2019. In a notice […]

Why We Rejected 90% Of Airlines Applications For Expatriates – FG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The federal government has stated that it has rejected over 90 percent of the applications by airline operators for expert quotas in their business. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, disclosed this in his office in Abuja. According to Sirika, the rejection was to make sure that Nigerians are prioritised for such jobs, […]

Airport Personnel Slumps, Dies In Abuja Radar Control Room

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Nigerian Airspace Management Agency ( NAMA) has announced the death of one of its Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO), Mr Aniekan  Effiong, while on duty . Mr Khalid Emele, NAMA spokesman, confirmed the sad news in a statement in Lagos . Emele said that Effiong died on duty at the approach radar control […]

Kenya, Somalia Agree To Fix Strained Relations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks with visiting Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble, with the two leaders agreeing to reset Kenya-Somalia relations after months of strained ties. Kenyatta, who led the Kenyan delegation at the bilateral talks in Mombasa, spoke of the need to collaborate more in areas such as […]

Air Peace Sacks 69 Pilots, Slashes Salaries Over COVID-19

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the hard times currently being faced by Air Peace, occasioned by the novel COVID-19, pandemic which has grounded various sectors of the global economies, the company has announced the sacking of 69 of its pilots. A statement issued on Monday by the Airline’s Spokesman, Stanley Olisa, explained that the […]

Airport Reopening: FAAN Asks Passengers to Arrive 3hrs Before Flights

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As plans geared up for the resumption of commercial flights in the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has advised passengers to arrive at airports at least three hours before flight time. The agency made this known on Monday through Twitter as it said that early arrival would facilitate efficient checks […]

Airlines Transport 4.3 Billion Passengers in 2018 –ICAO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Preliminary figures released on Monday by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) showed a total of 4.3 billion passengers were transported by air on scheduled services in 2018. The document issued by ICAO’s Chief of Communications, Mr Anthony Philbin, said this indicated a 6.1 per cent increase over 2017 when 4 billion […]

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of 8th B777 Freighter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ethiopian Airlines says it has taken delivery of the 8th B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family for its Cargo and Logistics Services, as Africa’s Largest Cargo operator. A statement by Ethiopian Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tewolde Gebre-Mariam, on Monday, said the delivery was in line with maintaining Ethiopian’s trajectory […]

Air Peace Dismisses Prophecy Of Impending Accident as Fake

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Air Peace on Friday urged members of the public to ignore a recorded voice message warning them not to patronise the airline and some other air and land transport companies. The airline, in a statement signed by its General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Chris Iwarah described the message as fake. “We would […]

Lufthansa to Hire 8,000 New Workers in 2018

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – German airline group Lufthansa said Monday it plans to hire more than 8,000 people in 2018, the latest step in a relentless push for growth at one of Europe’s largest carriers. Taking into account workers leaving the company, a Lufthansa spokesman told AFP that the net effect of the hiring spree would […]

Lufthansa Nigeria Unveils Direct Payment Option at Check-in Counter

AFRICAN EXAMINER — Lufthansa Airlines has introduced direct payment option at check-in counters and gates in Nigeria with card terminals effective from June. A statement by Lufthansa’s spokesperson, Hakeem Jimo, on Sunday, said that customers would be able to pay with Amadeus Airport Pay for ancillary services while checking in Lufthansa. Jimo said the new […]

Aero Contractors Fires 900 Workers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Aero Contractors  Airline, which is under the management of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has sacked about 900 workers  representing 60 per cent. Letters of redundancy were issued to the affected employees during the week. Media Consultant to the 58 year-old airline, Mr Simon Tumba, who confirmed the development in […]

AMCON Moves To Take Over Distressed Arik Airlines

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has expressed its resolve to support Arik Airlines as it recently plunged into financial distress. AMCON’s Spokesperson Jude Nwauzor disclosed that the intervention was a confirmation of the Federal Government (FG) commitment to ensure that there is sanity in the country’s aviation sector […]

NCAA Orders Arik Air To Pay Compensation To Disappointed Passengers

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For failing to carry the luggage of its passengers from London to Lagos, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has slammed Arik Air with fine as compensation to the affected customers. The fine was stated in a statement issued Tuesday in Lagos by the NCAA General Manager […]

Save us from Total Collapse, Airline Operators Beg FG

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Airline operators in Nigeria have cried out to the federal government to bail them out of imminent collapse from the business by making available for them, a Special Intervention Fund to remain afloat. The operators made the appeal on Wednesday at an emergency interactive session with the […]

NCAA Announces Suspension Of Operations By Another Airline, The First Nation

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours the management of Aero Contractors Airlines announced suspension of its scheduled services, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has made public, similar development in another Nigerian carrier, the First Nation airline. The agency Director-General Capt. Muhtar Usman, in a statement issued in Lagos Thursday […]

Recession: Aero Contractors Commences Suspension of Services September 1

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Owing to the lingering lull in the country’s economy, the management of Aero Contractors Airline has announced its plan to suspend scheduled services from Thursday, September 1, 2016. The airline Wednesday explained that the move was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the organization and […]

Dana Air Introduces Frequent Flyer Program

Dana Air has announced its frequent flyer program: Dana Miles; which allows its guests to earn and redeem points or miles for travel across its route network. This initiative will enable Dana Miles members, access to upgrade their Dana Air tickets, gain extra baggage allowance, exchange miles for tickets, and get priority checking-in at the […]

Air France Crews Refuse to Board Flights to Nigeria, Others Over Ebola Scare

Some Air France flight crews are refusing to board planes bound for Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone and over fears of the Ebola outbreak, the airline said Tuesday. Cabin crew scheduled to work on some flights “have not wanted to carry out their assignment”, a spokesman for the company told AFP. He refused to be drawn […]

Senate Committee On Aviation Assures Resumption Of Work At Airports

Kayode Adelowokan In a bid to bring sanity to the Nigerian Aviation sector, the Senate committee on Aviation today assured that work would soon resumed at all the 22 airports across the country. This is according to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Hope Uzodima, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, during a […]

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