Accra: what attraction for Nigeria airlines

Accra: what attraction for Nigeria airlines

The demise of Ghana Airways, Nigeria Airways and Air Afrique made interconnectivity within the West African sub-region very difficult. But the Nigerian airlines are now filling the gap, as they dominate the region, writes WOLE SHADARE Big attraction What could be the attractions for Nigerian airlines, as four of her carriers scramble for Accra route? Medview, Arik, Aero and Dana have all made Accra their fortress, providing air services to the city and connecting flights…

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NCAA: JET A1, week naira worsen airlines’ challenges

NCAA: JET A1, week naira worsen airlines’ challenges

The current skyrocketing price of Jet A1 otherwise known as aviation fuel and the deplorable state of the nation’s currency, naira, have been identified as some of the major challenges affecting the growth of the airline sub-sector in Nigeria. Other identified challenges are the high cost of providing standard air transport services, increasing demand for customer satisfaction by air travellers and rising cost of operation. Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muktar…

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Why foreign carriers flourish on Nigerian routes

Why foreign carriers flourish on Nigerian routes

Notwithstanding the harsh economic reality, the classification of Nigeria as high yield and mixed income route would continue to make foreign carriers flourish. Managing Director of a leading airline, who preferred anonymity, expressed the view. He said that the pulling out of Iberia from the route was not because it is not lucrative, explaining that the European airline hadn’t built the type of capacity created over the years by airlines such as British Airways, Air…

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Delta Airlines Orders 37 A321s

Delta Airlines Orders 37 A321s

United States based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 37 A321ceo aircraft. This order follows previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member in 2013 and 2014. The airline took delivery of its first A321 in March 2016. This brings to a total of 82 A321s ordered by the carrier. Each will be powered by CFM56 engines from CFM International.   Delta’s incoming chief executive, Ed…

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Again, Bi-Courtney, FAAN, Arik at loggerhead over GAT

Again, Bi-Courtney, FAAN, Arik at loggerhead over GAT

  *Arik owes us not FAAN, says Bi-Courtney   A fresh crisis looms in the aviation industry over the true ownership of the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, otherwise known as General Aviation Terminal (GAT)         This is coming as Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, operator of the ultra- modern Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) today, claimed that the N12.5 B purportedly owed the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)…

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