FG reopens domestic airports

The Federal Government on Monday announced the reopening of all domestic airports for flight operations. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika made this disclosure  at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Monday. He however, said that all charter flights will still require approval. Sirika explained that other private operated airports were to reopen after meeting the required measures against COVID-19 and clearance from Nigeria Civil … Continue reading FG reopens domestic airports

Arik boss seeks Sirika’s intervention over looming strike by unions

The Management of Arik Air has asked for intervention of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, over the planned industrial action by aviation unions scheduled to commence on Monday. The Chief Executive Officer of Arik, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, made the appeal in a letter written to the minister entitled: “Re-Unions in Arik Air threaten to down tools September 14th” in Lagos on Sunday. The News … Continue reading Arik boss seeks Sirika’s intervention over looming strike by unions

Immigration issues fresh travel protocols to China, Europe, others

The Nigeria Immigration Service Friday issued fresh travel protocols for passengers travelling from Nigeria to China, Europe and North America, asserting that passengers should strictly abide by them to avoid denial from departure or repatriation. Its Comptroller General Muhammad Babandede, said the development was in line with the request of the affected countries, particularly from Chinese and French Embassies. A statement signed by the Service … Continue reading Immigration issues fresh travel protocols to China, Europe, others

Our passenger, baggage operations for first international flights after lockdown’ll boost confidence in the aviation sector -Agbarumi, SAHCO CEO

…Says rebranded uniform Nigerian made The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO), Basil Agbarumi, said the successful passenger, baggage operations which was undertaken for the first two international flights to land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on September 5, will help boost confidence in Nigeria’s aviation sector. Speaking on Friday, September 11 at the departure hall … Continue reading Our passenger, baggage operations for first international flights after lockdown’ll boost confidence in the aviation sector -Agbarumi, SAHCO CEO

Delta Air resumes Lagos to Atlanta flights

Delta Air has resumed operations from Lagos to Atlanta starting Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The airline said it will fly four times a week with departures on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Flights between Lagos and Atlanta will temporarily make a brief stop in Dakar, with final administrative approvals for nonstop service expected shortly. Customers will not be able to board or disembark in Senegal. … Continue reading Delta Air resumes Lagos to Atlanta flights

United Airlines launches direct flight between Lagos and Washington

United Airlines has announced plans to expand its global route network with a new, nonstop service between Nigeria and the United States. The airline said as from late March 2021, it would become the only airline serving the Washington, D.C route from Lagos, with three weekly flights. The new service marks United Airline’s return to Nigeria which it previously served up until 2016.“We are excited … Continue reading United Airlines launches direct flight between Lagos and Washington

Air Peace denies allegations Jonathan’s former adviser purchased planes

Air Peace has denied reports alleging that former Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Office, Kingsley Kuku, purchased aircraft for the airline, stating that it was a rehash of old, false stories. In a statement from the company’s Solicitors, Alegeh & Co, Air Peace said the reports are false, emphasising that Kuku is neither … Continue reading Air Peace denies allegations Jonathan’s former adviser purchased planes

NIS INTERPOL system uploads 150,000 stolen, lost travel documents

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) INTERPOL i-24/7 desk has successfully uploaded 150, 000 Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (STLD) to INTERPOL Global System (IPSG) in Lyon, France seamlessly. The Service spokesman, Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. James said that INTERPOL i-24/7 was a major system supporting arm manned by … Continue reading NIS INTERPOL system uploads 150,000 stolen, lost travel documents

AIB to soon commence world-class training school in Abuja

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria has said that plans to establish a training school in collaboration with the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has begun.  The AIB Commissioner, Akin Olateru, said this during a Gateway Forum with the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC).  He said the training facility has already been approved by the … Continue reading AIB to soon commence world-class training school in Abuja

Confusion as Ethiopian Airlines and passengers disagree over COVID-19 protocols as International flights resume

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, FCT, on Monday resumed foreign flights with Ethiopian Airlines breaking the ice after the pandemic break. The airliner, however, got off on a rough start as its aircraft almost aborted its flight following a disagreement with passengers over Nigeria’s COVID-19 protocols for arriving passengers. Daily Sun learnt that the pilot operating the Addis-Ababa-Abuja service had announced minutes after taxiing that … Continue reading Confusion as Ethiopian Airlines and passengers disagree over COVID-19 protocols as International flights resume