Terror attack: FAAN enhances security at airports

Terror attack: FAAN enhances security at airports

The terrorist attack in Istanbul Ataturk airport that left scores of people dead and several others injured has jolted airport authorities around the globe. Consequently, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has enhanced security measures, passenger facilitation at all airports. The agency disclosed that it has also enhanced by the installation of more modern and bigger conveyor belts and metal walk-through detectors The authority equally advised all airport users, especially passengers and airline operators,…

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NAHCO expands frontiers, inks new deals

NAHCO expands frontiers, inks new deals

In a bid to cement its leadership position in aviation ground handling business, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCo) has signed a string of new international and local businesses.   The firm listed the expanding list of businesses to include international air operators, Meridiana Fly (Italian Airline), Mid – African Airlines (new Gambia Flag Carrier) which are making entries into Nigeria for the first time. It also includes Rwandair which had just concluded plans to…

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Emirates treat kids right with ‘Fly with me animal’ toy

Emirates treat kids right with ‘Fly with me animal’ toy

Airlines have plenty happening on board to entertain children on their long haul flights. And to provide the best incentives for children, Emirates Airlines introduced a set of Fly with Me Animal toys, which made their debut on board the Emirates flight as soon as it was launched for use. The set of toys included, Lewis the Lion from Africa, Peek U the Panda from China, Enrico the Monkey from Latin America, and Leila the…

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Air France to support Paris’ bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Air France to support Paris’ bid for 2024 Olympic Games

*10 long, medium-haul aircraft to sport the “Paris 2024” logo Just a few weeks before the French Olympic Team’s departure for the Rio Olympic Games, Air France has lent it support to Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games as Official Supplier. The “Paris 2024” logo will be painted on the side of 10 Air France aircraft, between the wings and the tail fin. The Company will operate these aircraft as from August 2016….

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First made-in-China jetliner makes debut commercial flight

First made-in-China jetliner makes debut commercial flight

China, considered to be one of the biggest aviation markets which before now relied heavily on foreign-made aircraft has produced its first regional jet initiative to compete in the commercial aircraft market. The aircraft made its debut flight yesterday carrying 70 passengers. The ARJ21-700 jet is one of a series of initiatives launched by the ruling Communist Party to transform China from the world’s low-cost factory into a creator of profitable technology in aviation, clean…

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IATA expresses outrage over Istanbul airport attack

IATA expresses outrage over Istanbul airport attack

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed outrage at last night’s attack at Atatürk Airport Istanbul, Turkey. “Once again, innocent travelers have been attacked in a cowardly and murderous act. Our thoughts are with the victims, and their families and friends,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO. He stated that air transport brings people together and facilitates both social and economic development. Tyler further stated that Istanbul has a particularly significant and…

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Ataturk airport attack: At least 28 reported dead

Ataturk airport attack: At least 28 reported dead

A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport has killed at least 28 people and injured others, with reports of at least one suicide bomber. At least 20 people were also wounded with casualties being reportedly rushed to hospital in taxis. Police reportedly opened fire to stop the suspects at an entry point. It appears that the attackers detonated explosives at the entrance to the international terminal. Recent bomb attacks in Turkey have…

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Dana Air resumes daily flights to Owerri

Dana Air resumes daily flights to Owerri

*Launches ‘Make a wish’ promo on Social media   Dana Air has announced that it would recommence scheduled operations from Lagos to the Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri, from July 11, 2016. The airline said the addition of Owerri brings the current route network coverage of the airline to five destinations – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Owerri. ‘’We are greatly delighted to extend our operations to Owerri,’’ said Obi Mbanuzuo, Accountable Manager of Dana Air. Owerri is…

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BREAKING NEWS……Turkey Istanbul: Explosions and gunfire rock Ataturk airport

BREAKING NEWS……Turkey Istanbul: Explosions and gunfire rock Ataturk airport

At least two explosions and gunfire have rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport, with reports of “multiple” people injured. Gunfire was directed from an airport car park, according to a witness quoted by Reuters news agency. Taxis were ferrying wounded people from the airport, the witness added. In December, a blast on the tarmac at a different Istanbul airport, Sabiha Gokcen, killed a cleaner. Recent bomb attacks in Turkey have been linked to Kurdish separatists or…

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How Local Content’ll Aid Airport Privatisation

How Local Content’ll Aid Airport Privatisation

  As government finalises plans to privatise four airports, stakeholders call for due diligence and injection of local content to midwife the process. WOLE SHADARE writes The twin-problems of mismanagement and corruption encountered by the state-owned corporations constitute the impetus for talk about plan to privatise some Nigerian airports. For the government to demonstrate to investors that it is serious and committed to the privatisation programme, the first step is to make the process very transparent by…

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