Why EFCC visited our office-NAHCO

Why EFCC visited our office-NAHCO

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, July 28, visited the Head Office of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc. The visit which was without incident was basically a fact-finding one as the operatives asked to the see the MD/CEO, Mr. Norbert Bielderman, who was currently out of the country. In the absence of the MD, they asked to see the Executive Director/Company Secretary, Mrs. Folashade Ode, who was also…

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FG gives more flight concession to foreign airlines

FG gives more flight concession to foreign airlines

*Action may hasten local airline collaps *African carriers play second fiddle to foreign counterparts   The Federal Government has promised to give more frequencies to foreign airlines operating into the country that wish to increase its frequency (flight time). This comes with a proviso as the government said it would be granted as long as the nation’s interests are not compromised. The disclosure was made by Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, saying it…

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Again, FAAN Disrupts Arik’s Operations, Flay Court Order

Again, FAAN Disrupts Arik’s Operations, Flay Court Order

Scores of passengers were left stranded at many of the nation as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) disrupted operations of Arik Air at the domestic General Aviation Terminal and international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. Meanwhile, Arik Air has expressed its dismay and disappointment that the FAAN has once again disrupted its operations as workers of the agency prevented Arik Air from gaining access to the Airside of both terminals.  Access…

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Rwand Air to connect Mumbai, Guangzhou

Rwand Air to connect Mumbai, Guangzhou

……To offer Nigerian passengers generous baggage allowance East  African carrier,  RwandAir said it plans to connect flight services between Lagos and its hub in Kigali into Far Eastern routes including Mumbai in India and Guangzhou in China. Country Manager of the airline, Ms. Ibiyemi Odusi said . Part of reasons why the airline decided to operate into these routes, she said is to bridge in services by the airlines operating on the route. Odusi said…

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FAAN averts fire at Lagos airport

FAAN averts fire at Lagos airport

A quick response by men of the Airport Fire and Rescue Services Department has averted a fire incident at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The incident, which occurred at the E-Wing on Thursday, at about 1100pm did not affect flight operations. Spokesman for FAAN, Yakubu Dati said preliminary investigation indicates that the fire emanated from the electrical control panel. Our engineers who have restored power at affected areas are working round the clock to…

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SAHCOL Vice-Chairman, Ogeah seeks integrated airport management system

SAHCOL Vice-Chairman, Ogeah seeks integrated airport management system

For passenger to have a seamless travel experience, the entire airport operation process should be managed as an integrated system. This view was shared by Vice-Chairman of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), Mr. Chike Ogeah. Ogeah, in a presentation he made at the just concluded at Accra Weizo 2016, held in Accra, Ghana, said for airport operations process to be managed as an integrated system, stakeholders, airlines, airport operators, ground handling service providers and…

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Boeing Swings to Second Quarter Loss

Boeing Swings to Second Quarter Loss

Boeing has reported a second quarter loss, stemming from reclassification of 787 costs and unexpected expenses for the 747. The Q2 loss of $234 million compared with a profit of USD$1.1 billion a year earlier. Revenue rose 1 percent to USD$24.76 billion. The plane maker also reported USD$3.2 billion in cash flow in the quarter, down 2 percent from a year ago. Boeing’s underlying performance came from increased deliveries of twin-aisle aircraft, and better profitability…

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Pilot training system: Emirates partners Boeing

Pilot training system: Emirates partners Boeing

Emirates Flight Training Academy, the new world class flight training facility developed by Emirates airline to respond to the industry’s growing need for pilots, has signed an agreement with Boeing under which both organizations will collaborate on a comprehensive training curriculum and software infrastructure to support Academy operations.  Emirates Flight Training Academy, currently under construction at Al Maktoum International Airport- Dubai World Central (DWC) and scheduled to open in October 2016, will combine best practices…

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Can airlines survive with dwindling revenue?

Can airlines survive with dwindling revenue?

Hard times These are not the best of times for airlines particularly Nigeria carriers. The country is technically in recession. This has affected the revenue of virtually all the carriers amid sharp reduction in passenger traffic. Airline business is tough, unprofitable, and heavily regulated. It is even more overregulated in Nigeria because of the aggregate differences between the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) regulations, and the adverse policies issued by the ministry of aviation. Also,…

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BRITISH AIRWAYS PARTNERS AIRTEL TO DELIGHT JOINT CUSTOMERS

BRITISH AIRWAYS PARTNERS AIRTEL TO DELIGHT JOINT CUSTOMERS

Lagos, Nigeria; 26 July 2016: British Airways has entered into a strategic agreement with telecommunications giant, Airtel, in a deal that will see customers of both organisations enjoy substantial discounts off tickets purchased in the next few months.  Speaking at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in Lagos, British Airways’ Regional Commercial Manager for West Africa, Kola Olayinka said both companies operated in similar markets and placed a premium on customer service.  “This partnership is a way in which…

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