Delta Air Lines places order for 100 A321neo ACF aircraft

Delta Air Lines places order for 100 A321neo ACF aircraft

Underscores confidence in Airbus single-aisle family Delta Air Lines has placed an order with Airbus for 100 of the manufacturer’s modern A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration) aircraft.  The U.S.-based carrier selected the largest member of Airbus’ single-aisle Family to meet Delta’s future requirements for aircraft with greater efficiency and additional capacity.  The airline’s A321neo ACF planes will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM geared turbofan engines. “This is the right transaction at the…

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FAAN begins partial closure of Enugu airport for runway repairs

FAAN begins partial closure of Enugu airport for runway repairs

NAMA to issue notice to ‘airmen’  The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will today embark on palliative repairs of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Runway, Enugu. A statement by spokeswoman for the agency, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said first phase of the repair work will commence on December 14 to 21 2017, while the second phase will be from the December 27 2017, to January 4th, 2018. Yakubu stated that there will be skeletal operations at the airport while…

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NCAA wades into Kenya Airways’, union face-off

NCAA wades into Kenya Airways’, union face-off

Set to hold reconciliatory meeting this week The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has waded into the industrial crisis that grounded the operations of Kenya Airways. The quick intervention of NCAA saved the situation from entering its second day since the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) picketed the airline for labour related issues.. General Secretary of NUATE, Mr. Olayinka Abioye told Woleshadarenews in his office that the operations of the airline was grounded…

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Faan Launches Reviewed Service Charter, Receives Commendations.

Faan Launches Reviewed Service Charter, Receives Commendations.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has reviewed and launched its service charter. At an event held in Lagos today Wednesday 13th December, 2017 to formally launch the charter, the Managing Director of the Authority, who was represented by the Authority’s Director of Engineering Services, Engineer Nurudeen Daura stated that FAAN is a customer-centric  organization and is totally committed to delivering quality services to her esteemed customers. He described the service charter as a service level agreement…

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New Singapore Airlines A380 takes to the skies

New Singapore Airlines A380 takes to the skies

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year, at a special ceremony hosted by Airbus in Toulouse. The aircraft delivered today is the first in the airline’s fleet to feature its recently launched on-board cabin products and innovations.   In addition to the five new aircraft, Singapore Airlines will also retrofit 14 A380s already in service with its new cabin…

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More troubles for Kenya Airways as union ground Lagos services

More troubles for Kenya Airways as union ground Lagos services

Following the inability of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and management of Kenya Airways to reach labour truce, the union made good its threat as it grounded the operations of the airline by closing the carrier’s check-in counters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The action was as a result of alleged failure for the airline management to implement welfare programme for workers. This is coming less than a month after the…

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Etihad introduces new products on selected flights

Etihad introduces new products on selected flights

To enhance the travel experience and providing more choice for its guests in economy Class, Etihad Airways has introduced a selection of in-flight products in addition to its complimentary in-flight service and hospitality offerings, to purchase at attractive prices on a selected number of routes to and from Abu Dhabi. The new selection includes comfort items such as Christian Lacroix male and female amenity kits featuring exclusive skincare products by pioneering Hungarian skincare brand Omorovicza;…

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Airlines launch initiative to stem $32bn human trafficking trade

Airlines launch initiative to stem $32bn human trafficking trade

It is the fastest growing crime worldwide Amid modern day slavery playing out in Libya and other places in which over 20, 000 Nigeria are currently trapped, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it had received the approval of its airline members to launch an initiative that will enable the airline industry to support government initiative in tackling the problem. The group described it as a $32 billion a year transnational enterprise and, according…

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Arik increases capacity, resumes Abuja-Calabar, Abuja-Uyo routes

Arik increases capacity, resumes Abuja-Calabar, Abuja-Uyo routes

      Up capacity ahead of festive season Ahead of the Yuletide, Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Arik Air is increasing its capacity to enable customers celebrate the festive season with family and friends. The capacity increase which will boost the carrier’s key domestic routes, especially in the South East and South South zones, takes effect from December 15, 2017 and runs through January 14, 2018. The main highlights of the new schedule is the resumption of Abuja-Calabar and…

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Medview revs up competition Lagos-Dubai route

Medview revs up competition Lagos-Dubai route

Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Medview, last week commenced flight services to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in what is likely to be a strong challenge to Emirates Airlines on the lucrative Lagos-Dubai route. For ‘daring’ to throw its hat into the ring, it appears the airline has studied factors that made two other Nigerian carriers, Virgin Nigeria and Arik Air, to fail on the route. The two Nigerian carriers never lasted one year on the route…

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