Air Peace plans expansion in 2018, lists airline’s success in 2017

Air Peace plans expansion in 2018, lists airline’s success in 2017

Air Peace has pledged to end the air travel woes of most underserved destinations in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa and offer the flying public a preferred alternative on some key international routes in 2018. Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema gave the assurance at the airline’s end-of-year management session held on December 27, in Lagos to review the airline’s flight operations in 2017. Commenting on the carrier’s operations in…

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FG’s earnings from $20 aviation security tax in 2017 to hit N37 bn

FG’s earnings from $20 aviation security tax in 2017 to hit N37 bn

By the time the year ends, the Federal Government may have generated over $100 million (N37bn) going by the exchange rate of N360 to from $20 security levy collected from little over five million passengers exiting the country through any of the international airports. A total of 2,505,612 passengers passed through Nigerian airports in the first quarter of 2017, 67.3 per cent of them being domestic passengers, travelling within Nigeria, while the rest were international…

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FG, Medview ink deal to evacuate 5, 037 stranded Nigerians in Libya

FG, Medview ink deal to evacuate 5, 037 stranded Nigerians in Libya

The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed Med-View Airline through National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA to participate in the evacuation of 5,037 Nigerians facing social challenges of various degrees in Northern African country, Libya. An agreement to that effect was signed at the NEMA headquarters in Abuja on December 29, 2017 between the two organisations to facilitate smooth airlifting of Nigerians out of the troubled zone. Med-View will be participating in the airlifting of 5,037…

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Aviation As Business of Freedom

Aviation As Business of Freedom

Alexandre de Juniac is the Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA). In this piece he sends to Woleshadare.net, he speaks on how aviation has continued to change the world we live in. ​Air travel takes on a special character at this time of year. There are noticeably fewer business travelers. And airports and planes are filled with people traveling for leisure. Some are reuniting with families to spend the holidays together after working…

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Irate passengers beat Medview staff over flight delay, cancellations

Irate passengers beat Medview staff over flight delay, cancellations

Seek NCAA’s intervention Airline blames weather This seems not to be the best of time for Medview passengers in London, Dubai and Lagos as irate travellers who were not able to travel to their various destinations have vented their anger on the airline workers by assaulting them. In Lagos, hundreds of passengers of the airline yesterday attacked officials of Med-View Airline over the cancellation of their flights out of the country. Not satisfied with taking…

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Nigerian airports record 9.2m passengers in nine months

Nigerian airports record 9.2m passengers in nine months

2017 traffic projected to be slightly lower than 2017 There are indications that the country may record lower passenger traffic in 2017 compared to 2016. This is reflected in a report presented by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that a total of 9.2 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 140,552 aircraft movements between Jan. and Sept. 2017. In 2015, a total of 15,232, 597 passengers travelled through Nigeria’s airports in 2016. Although, last…

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Again, bandits robbed music stars’ jet at Lagos airport, FAAN dispels allegation

Again, bandits robbed music stars’ jet at Lagos airport, FAAN dispels allegation

Holds emergency security meeting It’s insiders’ job-Ojikutu The security lapses at the country may have found expression at the nation’s airports, particularly at the Murtala Muhammed Airports, Lagos as bandits have continued to rob airlines taxiing to their final stops. Consequently, the high echelon of security operatives met today trying to investigate the incident. While the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) denied such incident ever happened, but a source close to the operations of…

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Dana Air Launches Smart Sale, Appreciates Travel Agents with Christmas Gifts

Dana Air Launches Smart Sale, Appreciates Travel Agents with Christmas Gifts

As part of efforts to ensure that its guests continue to enjoy best fares on its flights, one of Nigeria’s leading airlines Dana Air, has launched the Dana Air Smart Sale to encourage its guests to book early, plan their trips and get smart fares on their roundtrip booking on all its existing routes from December 26th to February 28th 2018. The airline also celebrated and appreciated the efforts of travel agents in 2017 with Christmas gifts…

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NAMA deploys $6m safety tools in Lagos, Kano airports

NAMA deploys $6m safety tools in Lagos, Kano airports

The era of flight disruptions occasioned by harmattan or inclement weather could be a thing of the past as the Federal Government has concluded plans to install multi-million dollar Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) at Lagos and Kano airports. The tools, Woleshadare.net learnt, are Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and VHF omnidirectional range (VOR). The DME is a navigation beacon, usually coupled to enable aircraft to measure their position relative to that beacon. Aircraft send out signal,…

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Medview commences flight to Jeddah, El-Rufai lauds carrier

Medview commences flight to Jeddah, El-Rufai lauds carrier

Med-View Airline on Sunday commenced direct flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Muslims performing lesser Hajj in the holy land. The flight took off from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), the operational hub of the airline in Lagos  is routed via Kaduna and Kano in the North West. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft conveying the passengers has a full load mostly Muslim Ummah traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj. The flight…

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