Arik Air resumes Abuja-Accra operation July 17

Arik Air resumes Abuja-Accra operation July 17

  Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier will resume daily flight operations between Abuja, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana from Monday, July 17, 2017.   According to a statement by the airline, flights between Abuja and Accra were suspended in March following the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for runway repairs.   The Abuja-Accra flight will operate daily with a 5:30pm (local time) departure out of Abuja and 7:40pm (local time) departure out of Accra….

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Union may shut NCAA over withheld promotion letters

Union may shut NCAA over withheld promotion letters

Gives one week ultimatum, petitions Minister    The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has issued one week ultimatum to the Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to cause the release of promotion letters of all members of staff who passed the last promotion examination irrespective of their status.   The group said it would not be able to guarantee industrial peace in all regions of the NCAA should the management fail to adhere…

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NCAA issues first drone licence to Oando

NCAA issues first drone licence to Oando

  Firm to operate Lockheed aircraft   Oil giant, Oando Plc has become the first firm to be granted permission to operate unmanned aircraft in the country as the oil firm was awarded a certificate to secure operation of Lockheed Martins SN 248-255 aircraft.   The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said Oando Reservoir and Production Services Ltd. received the certificate having satisfied the requirements and found competent to secure the safe operation of the…

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NAHCO Takes over Ethiopian Airways’ Handling in Kano

NAHCO Takes over Ethiopian Airways’ Handling in Kano

   Overhauls Haul of ET’s ramp handling business   With the recent commencement of the Passenger and Ramp handling of Ethiopia (ET) business in Kano, nahco aviance has now made a complete haul of ET’s passenger services and ramp handling in Nigeria. The cut-over of the airline’s passenger handling and Ramp handling on June 18, 2017 in Kano now means that nahco aviance handles these segments of the ET business in all its destinations in…

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Baby Born on Spirit Airlines Plane Will Get Free Flights for Life

Baby Born on Spirit Airlines Plane Will Get Free Flights for Life

Spirit Airlines gifted a new born baby with free air travel for his entire life after he was born on a flight. Cristina Penton was 36 weeks pregnant when she boarded a Spirit Airlines plane travelling from Ft. Lauderdale destined for Dallas/Ft. Worth. Less than an hour into the flight, she realized she needed medical assistance: she was having contractions. “I didn’t think I was having the baby because it was too soon, but after a few minutes I knew I…

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Safety: NCAA warns over illegal masts erection

Safety: NCAA warns over illegal masts erection

  As part of its oversight responsibilities in ensuring safety and security in the Nigerian airspace, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday warned all operators of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) to ensure they always obtain Aviation Height Clearance (AHC), Permits and Licences before construction of high rise structures. Others affected by the warning are landing facilities owners, stakeholders and the general public. NCAA is embarking on the measure to ensure safety of…

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How low can airfares be in Nigeria?

How low can airfares be in Nigeria?

  The prospect of having new low cost airlines in Nigeria is already raising hope of sharp drop in fares. But WOLE SHADARE asks how low can fares be in Nigeria   New model Before the end of this year, two carriers are expected to commence operations in Nigeria. This would add to the existing eight commercial airlines that are already in existence. One of the airlines is Jetwest. While Jetwest has finalised its plans,…

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Firms to invest $20bn in new airlines, maintenance facilities

Firms to invest $20bn in new airlines, maintenance facilities

  Foreign investors in partnership with wealthy Nigerians are set to invest over $20 billion in two new airlines that could help to shape the airline industry’s landscape.   Woleshadare.net learnt that the promoters are also planning aircraft maintenance facilities in the country to boost airline operations. Spokesman for Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Sam Adurogboye, declined to comment on the issue, but disclosed that some airlines could start to operate before the end of…

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Arik recovers market share, turns around reputation on OTP, others

Arik recovers market share, turns around reputation on OTP, others

  Managers know the importance of their companies’ reputations. Firms with strong positive reputations attract better people. They are perceived as providing more value, which often allows them to charge a premium. This makes their customers to be more loyal and buy broader range of products and services. Moreover, in an economy where 70 per cent to 80 per cent of market value comes from hard-to-assess intangible assets such as brand equity, intellectual capital, and…

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MMA@10 Fly and Win promo ends July 21

MMA@10 Fly and Win promo ends July 21

The Fly and Win promo introduced as part of activities to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) still continues and will end on Thursday, July 20, 2017 while the final draw date is Friday, July 21 when the star prize, a Kia Rio saloon car and other consolation prizes will be won.   The star prize is a product of a partnership between Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators…

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