Air Peace: We Lost N60m To Strike

Air Peace: We Lost N60m To Strike

The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has said that the airline lost over N60 million when members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) disrupted its flights at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) on Friday. Onyema who made this known to newsmen said the unionists blocked the Air Peace wing of the terminal for four hours, from 7:00a.m. to 11:00 a.m., forcing passengers away from the facility. With the disruption, he said the airline had…

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Delta Air Plans First Biometric Terminal In Atlanta

Delta Air Plans First Biometric Terminal In Atlanta

Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), have concluded plan to launch the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta. Beginning late this year, customers flying direct to an international destination have the option of using facial recognition technology from curb to gate, transforming the customer journey with a seamless travel experience through the airport. This optional, end-to-end Delta Biometrics experience includes using facial…

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‘AfDB, Boeing Amongst Nigeria Air Investors

‘AfDB, Boeing Amongst Nigeria Air Investors

Despite suspending the planned commencement of Nigeria Air, the Federal Government on Tuesday announced that the proposed carrier still had ready investors. It stated that the suspension of the proposed national carrier was not due to lack of investors, as international finance institutions such as the Afro-Exim Bank, African Development Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and aircraft manufacturers like Airbus and Boeing were ready to invest in the project. A week ago, the Federal Government announced the suspension of project and gave no reason for the decision. The aviation arm of…

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TopBrass Aviation Sues NCAA

TopBrass Aviation Sues NCAA

Aviation industry regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, on Monday said it would meet the owner of the allegedly stolen two bombardier Dash 8 Q300 aircraft from the Lagos airport in court over the matter. TopBrass Aviation, a charter airline operator and owner of the two Canada-made planes, had dragged the NCAA along with other governmental and non-governmental organisations to court for the disappearance of the jets. The General Manager, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, said the agency would not comment on the matter, because it was already in court, adding…

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Enugu Airport Gets NCAA, FAAN Safety Nod

Enugu Airport Gets NCAA, FAAN Safety Nod

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday certified Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu safe for operations. The clearance, which came after the inspection of the facility by the two agencies, was sequel to an earlier condemnation of the gateway by South East governors. They had deplored its runway and other facilities therein. But the two parastatals maintained that the airport’s runway and air field lighting were still of international standard that could run for 24 hours.

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Fake Travel Agents On The Prowl- NCAA Warns

Fake Travel Agents On The Prowl- NCAA Warns

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has advised all intending travellers to stop patronising unregistered travel agents, who reportedly defraud air passengers about N1 billion annually. NCAA, which issued the warning in Lagos yesterday, said the caution became necessary in view of the complaints it has received in recent times. The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agents (NANTA) had raised the alarm over the number of Nigerians who have fallen victims of these illegal travelling agencies that issue dud flight tickets and reservation papers and collect money from travellers without…

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National Carrier: FG, ECOWAS to Review Charges

National Carrier: FG, ECOWAS to Review Charges

The federal government has started series of meetings with some countries in West and Central Africa to review airport charges on Nigerian airlines. Nigerians that operate West Coast destinations complain that they are made to pay exorbitant charges by some countries in the sub-region and insisted that there must be uniform charges for the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) to be successful. This was confirmed by the Director of Consumer Protection, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Adamu Abdullahi who said that the civil aviation authorities in the sub-region…

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Local Airlines Suffer Poor Passenger Patronage Sallah Traffic

Local Airlines Suffer Poor Passenger Patronage Sallah Traffic

Contrary to the usual passenger traffic surge during festive periods, domestic airlines did not record any significant increase during the sallah celebrations. It was gathered that there was no significant difference between passenger traffic before the two-day holiday and during the period. Airline sources who spoke with our correspondent said passenger movement last week was higher but gradually dropped from Monday, just before the holiday. It was gathered that airlines had mostly between 70 per cent and 80 per cent passenger load on their flights, while on some northern routes, some…

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Air Peace plans mini-hubs in Kaduna, others

Air Peace plans mini-hubs in Kaduna, others

A domestic airline, Air Peace, has said it is considering opening mini-hubs for its operations in Kaduna, Kano and a few other cities to help decongest the Lagos airport. The airline’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, who stated this during an inaugural flight to Kaduna on Monday, said the carrier was embarking on massive expansion of its domestic flight operations to tackle air travel difficulties in the country and build bridges of unity across regions. “The unity of Nigeria cannot be through politics alone,…

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Plane Shortage Hamper Arik Air PH Operation

Plane Shortage Hamper Arik Air PH Operation

There was confusion at the Port Harcourt airport yesterday after Arik Air could not airlift passengers scheduled to travel to Abuja due to the inability of the airline to provide aircraft for the service. Two flights were scheduled for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from Port Harcourt but after passengers had waited for several hours, Arik Air could only deploy one aircraft to airlift them. As at 7:49 p.m. boarding was completed on the Boeing B737 aircraft but there were passengers that could not be taken by the flight. The…

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