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Domestic airlines spend fortunes to maintain aircraft abroad – Bankole

Domestic airlines spend fortunes to maintain aircraft abroad – Bankole

 Med-View Airlines, one of the leading domestic airlines in Nigeria last week commenced regional flight to Accra, the Ghanaian capital. In this interview with newsmen shortly after the aircraft Boeing…

NTSB blames pilot errors, fatigue for 2013 UPS crash

National Transportation Safety Board(NTSB)has said that the fatal crash of a United Parcel Service(UPS) cargo plane at an Alabama airport last year, which made the aircraft to  clip trees and…

Ambassador assures Med-View, others of FG’s support

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador, Ademola Onafowokan, has stated that the Federal Government will continue to support any Nigerian company doing business in Ghana and other countries in…

NCAA insists on autonomy, synergy airlines

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos   The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has said that for the country to sustain safety in its aviation sector, there must be an effective,…

IATA calls for intra –Africa air connectivity

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) African Aviation Day called for the need for intra-African air connectivity to spread economic and social prosperity across the continent. IATA noted that the…

UAS to provide flight, ground support in Nigeria, Ghana, others

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos   As part of its continuing expansion in Africa, leading international trip support provider United Aviation Services (UAS), has recruited a number of industry experts…

NAHCo good partner in FG agro-export business – Chidoka

Aviation Minister, Mr. Osita Chidoka, has said that the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc(NAHCo Aviance),would be a great partner in the Federal Government’s agro – based export programme. This is…

Passengers’ demands will determine fate of SAA – Munetsi

South African Airways(SAA) is one of the leading airlines in Africa. The Regional General Manager, Africa and Middle East, Mr. Aaron Munetsi, in this interview with newsmen spoke about  plans…

BA, Iberia unveil reward for Nigerian travel consultants

British Airways and its sister airline, Iberia said  they have made plans to give its travel consultants in Nigeria a special yuletide with bumper rewards of elite shopping experience. According…

Expert asks FG to introduce slot system for foreign airlines

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos   As the date for the stoppage of the commercial agreement that compels carriers from other countries to pay royalties to Nigeria for its inability…

Ground handling firms need zero tariff on imported equipment – SAHCOL boss

The Managing Director of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company of Nigeria Limited (SACHOL), Mr Olu Owolabi, said the ground handling business in Nigeria needs zero tariff on equipment from the…

Delta Airline supports ‘catch them young’ initiative

As part of efforts to demonstrate its support for developing young talents in the Nigeria’s aviation industry, Delta Airlines has presented the winner of the 5th National Travel Essay Competition…

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…

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