COVID-19: Air Peace confirms termination of pilots’ appointments

…Says decision painful The management of Air Peace has confirmed the termination of pilots in its employ, saying it had to make the painful decision due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations and finances.  There were reports that Nigeria’s largest carrier terminated the employment of 69 of its pilots and other workers in its employ but the airline said the … Continue reading COVID-19: Air Peace confirms termination of pilots’ appointments

Astronauts splash down aboard SpaceX capsule off Florida

Two US astronauts hit the water safely aboard a Dragon capsule off Florida, marking NASA’s first splashdown landing in decades. The capsule was developed by private firm SpaceX, owned by tech billionaire Elon Musk. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley landed safely aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month stay at the International Space Station.NASA✔@NASA “Thanks for flying @SpaceX.” … Continue reading Astronauts splash down aboard SpaceX capsule off Florida

Two Airplanes Collide At Lagos Airport

There was uproar at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday after two airplanes collided at the international wing of the airport.  An Airbus A330-243 owned by Middle East Airlines with registration number OD-MEA, ran into a Boeing 777 airplane with registration number TC-LJC operated by Turkish Airlines.  Sources at the airport said the Turkish cargo flight was parked at the international airport apron … Continue reading Two Airplanes Collide At Lagos Airport

Sanwo-Olu Approves N1Billion Seed Capital for Tourism Business

…Grants Three-Year Waiver On Penalty For Land Use Charge Defaulters …Lagos Governor Meets Business Leaders With the approval of N1 billion seed capital for investment in tourism, Lagos State is set to drive new growth in the hospitality business. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the approval of the loan on Wednesday at the 6th Lagos Corporate Assembly held at the Banquet Hall in the State House, … Continue reading Sanwo-Olu Approves N1Billion Seed Capital for Tourism Business

FG announces closure of Air Peace evacuation of Nigerians from the UK

The Nigerian High Commission in the UK has announced the closure of Air Peace Evacuation flight from that country scheduled for Aug. 8, as all seats on the aircraft are fully booked. The High Commission disclosed this in a statement made available on Monday in Abuja. The High Commission advised prospective evacuees who are yet to make payment not to do so and necessary arrangements … Continue reading FG announces closure of Air Peace evacuation of Nigerians from the UK

UAE Orders Nigerians With Expired Visas To Leave Country In Three Weeks

The United Arab Emirates has given a three-week ultimatum to Nigerians with expired visas to leave the country. The ultimatum expires on August 17, 2020. The Nigerian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, however, said the UAE granted waivers on fines and penalties on visas that expired before March 1. A statement by the embassy said, “The Embassy wishes to inform that the Government of the United … Continue reading UAE Orders Nigerians With Expired Visas To Leave Country In Three Weeks

DSS boss Abba slaps aviation security officer at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has reported another breach of its security protocol at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. This time it involved the head of the Department of State Services(DSS) at the airport, Safiyanu Abba. According to FAAN, Abba not only breached the security procedure at the airport, he also slapped a security officer, who wanted to ensure compliance. “We note with … Continue reading DSS boss Abba slaps aviation security officer at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport

Nigeria may resume international flights before October- Aviation Minister

Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has given indications that Nigeria my resume International flights before October. In a tweet, the minister said “International flight resumption date is not October. NAMA just issued a routine 90-day Notices to Airmen (NOTAM).” “In liaison with health, foreign affairs & PTF COVID-19, we will announce the agreed date, regardless of the ban by Europe, UAE etc. May be … Continue reading Nigeria may resume international flights before October- Aviation Minister

COVID-19: 3 Nigerians dropped from special US-Abuja flight

 An evacuee being screened by consular officials at the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, Score departure on Friday, July 17, 2020. Another three Nigerians have missed the special US-Abuja flight arranged to evacuate Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic. They were dropped for failing to present COVID-19 test results. Nine persons, including a family of five, were dropped from … Continue reading COVID-19: 3 Nigerians dropped from special US-Abuja flight

British Airways retires its entire fleet of Boeing 747 jets

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm we are proposing to retire our entire 747 fleet with immediate effect,” the airline said in an emailed statement to CNBC. It said it would instead operate more flights on “modern, fuel-efficient aircraft” including the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787. The news comes after Qantas Airways announced in June that it was retiring its six … Continue reading British Airways retires its entire fleet of Boeing 747 jets