Aero stops operation, 1200 workers lose job

Aero stops operation, 1200 workers lose job

*Nigerian airlines insolvent, to cut jobs by 50% *Why we suspend flights-Akinkuotu *Unions accuse past mgt. of graft *600 pilots roam the streets   Signs that virtually all Nigerian airlines are insolvent became visible yesterday as Nigeria’s oldest airline; Aero Contractors suspended all its scheduled operations as the carriers said it is ‘re-positioning to return to profitability’. The implication is that over 1, 200 workers have been thrown into the labour market as the carrier…

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Ethiopian Airways begins flights to Comoros.

Ethiopian Airways begins flights to Comoros.

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, has announced that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior, as of the 30th of October 2016. Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. The flights to Moroni will be operated thrice weekly…

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AERO CONTRACTORS SUSPENDS SCHEDULED SERVICES

AERO CONTRACTORS SUSPENDS SCHEDULED SERVICES

  Aero Contractors Airlines has announced that it would suspend its scheduled services from Thursday September 1, 2016. A statement from the Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said the development was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the airline and return it to the part of profitability.   This business decision, which is a result of the current economic situation in the country, has forced some other airlines to suspend operation or…

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Again, NDLEA warns pilgrims against drugs trafficking

Again, NDLEA warns pilgrims against drugs trafficking

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has again warned pilgrims against going to the holy land with cocaine or any narcotics substance. The agency said any substance either injected or hidden, would be detected by the agency. An officer-in-charge of Hajj operations at the NDLEA, Alhaji Aliyu Shinkafi explained that drug trafficking attracts death sentence in Saudi Arabia, the consequence of it before Almighty God is equally huge. Shinkafi spoke at the Hajj seminar…

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Mustapha harps on strategy to boost water transportation in Nigeria

Mustapha harps on strategy to boost water transportation in Nigeria

The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Mr. Boss Mustapha has assured that the agency would strategically grow new business across the Nigerian Inlands Waterways and also embark in wealth creating infrastructure that will add value to water transportation in the country. Briefing workers of Lagos area office of the agency, which is saddled with the responsibility of regulating inland waterways transportation in Nigeria, the NIWA boss told the workers to brace-up for…

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Airlines’ Insolvency Inevitable As Fleet Size Shrinks

Airlines’ Insolvency Inevitable As Fleet Size Shrinks

Aero, others to cut workforce by 50% Arik, Dana struggle as Caverton records N2bn Q1 loss Unless help comes faster, Nigerian airlines could close shop earlier than expected. While the Federal Government is not mooting the idea of another bailout fund to resuscitate their operations, eight years after over N150 billion was given to them, the airlines’ fleet size is shrinking by the day. Their last ray of hope for bank funding seems to be…

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Effective Crew Communication Boosts Flight Safety

Effective Crew Communication Boosts Flight Safety

Unfamiliarity and lack of good communication between the cockpit and cabin crew complicates air safety. Keeping the same cockpit and cabin crews together as often as possible would engender air safety.WOLE SHADARE writes The factor Many factors have influenced the quality of communication between the cockpit and cabin crews over the years. But one factor that should be of utmost concern is the growth of the industry. Within small airlines, communication between the crew is…

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FAAN, MMIA Power outages and Nigeria’s national embarrassment

FAAN, MMIA Power outages and Nigeria’s national embarrassment

By Ernest Odeh   EVERY year, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria’s busiest airport, experiences no fewer than two major power outages and this year  alone the airport has experienced five blackouts yet somehow the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has somehow played the ostrich, blaming everything else but its incompetence. On Sunday, May 9, 2010, there was a power outage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, which grounded flights and left…

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Experts Seek New Business Strategy For Airlines’

Experts Seek New Business Strategy For Airlines’

Advocate Mergers To Stay Afloat As the operating environment gets tougher for airlines and businesses, experts have suggested that airlines should pool resources together to form strong airlines group to save them from bankruptcy. President, Aviation Round Table (ART), Mr. Gbenga Olowo, who shared this view, said that the systematic operational merger would be the only way for the airlines to remain in business in a short while from now. “This is the only way…

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Lagos power outage: A recurring embarrassment to Nigeria

Lagos power outage: A recurring embarrassment to Nigeria

It is becoming a routine without solution in sight. The incessant power outage at the Lagos airport and other major airports across the country is becoming embarrassing. I am sure many reading this article would say what is the big deal if the airports are without electricity considering the fact that many homes in Nigeria are without light? Many would have thought that the problem that started over four years has been resolved, but the…

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