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Stakeholders bemoan high cost of aviation fuel

Stakeholders bemoan high cost of aviation fuel

By Abel Orukpe  /  Correspondent, Lagos   Domestic airlines in the aviation industry are not finding it easy managing their businesses compared to their counterparts in other countries. This is…

AON asks FAAN to privatise tankers’ park at Lagos airport

By Abel Orukpe   /  Correspondent, Lagos   The Chairman of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Capt. Noggie Meggison, has advised the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to privatise…

South Africa Airways to increase frequencies to Nigeria despite Ebola

South African Airways (SAA), said it would increase its frequency between Lagos and Johannesburg from seven to eight services per week starting from September 2, 2014, despite the outbreak of…

Need for synergy among security agencies at Lagos airport

Need for synergy among security agencies at Lagos airport

By Abel Orukpe   –  Correspondent, Lagos   The need to build synergy among the various agencies that operate at the Lagos airport cannot be over emphasized. But often times,…

Gulfstream appoints Nigeria’s SkyJet sales rep

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation said it has expanded its sales capabilities by naming SkyJet Aviation Services Limited as its commercial sales representative in Central Africa. Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and…

Jet Airways pilot sleeps, as aircraft drops from 34,000 to 29,000 feet

A Jet Airways aircraft with over 100 passengers and crew on board suddenly and unannounced dropped from 34,000 feet to 29,000 feet when maneuvering over busy Turkish airspace. The incident…

Overland Airways begins flight to Bauchi, stops operations to airstrip

Overland Airways said it has commenced scheduled flight operations to the newly constructed Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport in Bauchi. Chief Executive Officer of Overland Airways, Capt. Edward Boyo, disclosed…

Expert lauds Chidoka’s stoppage of payments on capital projects

By Abel Orukpe   –  Correspondent, Lagos   Head of Flight Operations and Pilot, Sky Bird Air, Capt Dung Pam, has said that the Aviation Minister, Mr. Osita Chidoka, took…

Experts to meet in Abu Dhabi over improved airline financial health

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that experts in the global aviation industry will meet at the first World Financial Symposium (WFS) to exchange ideas and identify successful…

‘I will not bring back Slok Air without strong partner’

By Abel Orukpe  -  Correspondent, Lagos   As Nigerian domestic airlines fortunes continue to dwindle, coupled with several challenges which slows down their operations, former governor of Abia State, Dr…

Why SAA operates flights to Lagos, Accra, others, despite Ebola

As Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continues to ravage some countries in the West Africa region, South African Airways (SAA) has said that its decision to continue to operate in West…

When Chidoka inspected Lagos airport projects

By Abel Orukpe  -  Correspondent, Lagos Several Aviation Ministers have inspected the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos but for a very long time none has inspected…

Stakeholders bemoan dwindling fortune of domestic airlines

By Abel Orukpe –  Correspondent, Lagos   The dwindling fortune of domestic airlines operating in the country has become a source of worry for stakeholders in the aviation industry. Stakeholders…

Lufthansa voted Europe’s leading airline

Lufthansa, German Airlines, has been voted “Europe’s leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards for the fourth time in a row. The World Travel Awards is an award for the…

BA awards 6 students NCAT aviation training certificates

British Airways has awarded certificate to six students of the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), who completed the inaugural British Airways’ Leaders of Tomorrow programme, an internship aimed at…

Revisit maintenance hangar issue – Experts urge FG

By Abel Orukpe  -  Lagos   Chief executive officer of Aeroconsult, Engineer Babatunde Obadofin, has called on the Federal Government to revisit the issue of non-availability of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul…

In search of modern airports

In search of modern airports

By Abel Orukpe  / Lagos In 2011, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Aviation, embarked on the remodelling, expansion and restructuring of airport terminals across the country. The Government also said…

Ore lauds essay competition on aviation

The President of Aviation Round Table (ART), Capt. Dele Ore, has described the National Travel Essay Competition (NTEC 2013/14) and 4th Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES) as a veritable platform to…

Delta shareholders re-elect directors

Delta Air Lines’ shareholders have voted, among other things, to re-elect the 14 incumbent members of the Board of Directors. At the airline’s annual meeting, shareholders approved an advisory vote…

Aviation firm, AON to meet over airlines’ challenges

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent,Lagos The Managing Director, Finum Aviation Services, Engr. Sheri Kyari, has said that the firm would organise a meeting with Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) to look…

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