Shadare Wins Aviation Writer Of The Year

Shadare Wins Aviation Writer Of The Year

Aviation Editor of New Telegraph Newspapers, and CEO of Woleshadare.net, Wole Shadare, has been named Aviation Writer of the Year at the 11th edition of Nigeria Media Nite-Out Awards (NMNA) 2017. Shadare also won the 10th edition of the award in the same category beating four others to the award. At the award ceremony held on Sunday at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Shadare was announced Aviation Writer of the Year, ahead of Comfort Oseghale (Punch), Olusegun Koiki (National Mirror),…

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FG approves Lagos, Abuja airports concession

FG approves Lagos, Abuja airports concession

Experts, workers differ The government of Nigeria has approved the concession of the two main airports in Nigeria, located at Lagos and Abuja. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced the development Monday, at the presidential quarterly business forum in Abuja. Although, the Vice President did not disclose the preferred concessionaire, there are indications that the bidding for the aerodromes may have been concluded with plans to unveil them at a later date. The Federal Government had made…

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Virgin Atlantic offers Wi-Fi on flights on Lagos-London route from £2.99

Virgin Atlantic offers Wi-Fi on flights on Lagos-London route from £2.99

      First airline in Europe to offer WiFi on all services   Virgin Atlantic is the first carrier ever to bring Wifi to Nigeria. Virgin Atlantic has also become the first carrier in Europe to offer WiFi across its entire fleet – ensuring customers can remain connected across flights to and from the US, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.   From today millions of customers travelling with Virgin Atlantic will be able to email,…

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New  United pact raises Airbus A350 XWB order to 45 aircraft

New  United pact raises Airbus A350 XWB order to 45 aircraft

Long-time customer grows future with Airbus, changes models    United Airlines has increased the number of A350 XWB aircraft it will bring into its fleet, updating and expanding its previously existing order for 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 wide-body aircraft to replace older, less efficient aircraft, supporting future growth at the airline.   The A350-900 is the cornerstone member of the A350XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) family, which is shaping the future of air travel. The aircraft…

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Medview boosts international operations with B777-200ER

Medview boosts international operations with B777-200ER

Med-View Airline has taken delivery of B777-200ER aircraft to boost its international routes network.   The aircraft with registration no.CS-TFM arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 11.48 pm to the jubilation of airline staff and airport workers.   The modern generation aircraft will be positioned on Sunday to service the Lagos-London route.   The aircraft is configured to sit a total of 326 passengers- 24 (flat bed seat) business class and 302 economy. The aircraft is also installed with IFE on…

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Airline financial results for Q2 2017 robust-IATA report

Airline financial results for Q2 2017 robust-IATA report

Initial airline financial results from Q2 2017 have been more robust than earlier in the year, and suggest that the squeeze on profit margins from higher costs and weak yields peaked in Q1, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).   Meanwhile, having trended downwards since 2013, the latest monthly data suggest that passenger yields have now started to trend upwards. Exchange rate-adjusted yields were broadly unchanged from their year-ago level in May. The…

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Etihad partners Arora at Lakme’ fashion week

Etihad partners Arora at Lakme’ fashion week

  Etihad Airways and Lakmé Fashion Week today announced collaboration with one of the most lauded and inspiring international contemporary designers, Paris-based Manish Arora, who returns to the prestigious Mumbai fashion event after more than five years.   The celebrated Indian couturier marks the 10th anniversary of his colourful Paris collection by presenting ‘CosmicLove’ at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017 on August 19. His show, Etihad Airways Presents Manish Arora, will take the star-studded audience of…

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Ethiopian Retrofitted B767-300 Fleet with Flat Bed Seats and WIFI IFE

Ethiopian Retrofitted B767-300 Fleet with Flat Bed Seats and WIFI IFE

Africa’s most profitable airline, Ethiopian Airlines has fully refurbished its Boeing 767-300 ER fleet and available for service on its India, Middle East and Africa destinations. The newly refurbished airplane is fitted with brand new full flat-bed seats in Cloud Nine, modern IFE with high resolution 17 inches screen and in-seat power outlets (inflight entertainment), lighting and other modern cabin products. The carrier said customers in the main cabin will also enjoy new seats, multiple…

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BA slashes fares ($477) to London for summer

BA slashes fares ($477) to London for summer

British Airways is creating great opportunities for travellers who have plans to spend the summer holiday in the UK. The carrier said it is offering exciting discounted fares from Lagos and Abuja to London and travellers who decide to plan late for the summer can still have a refreshed experience. The offers from Lagos and Abuja will start from $477 for British Airways World Traveller. The general public will be able to take advantage of…

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SAHCOL COMMENCES HANDLING OF ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE AT KADUNA

SAHCOL COMMENCES HANDLING OF ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE AT KADUNA

Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has won the contract to provide total ground handling services to Ethiopian Airline at the Kaduna Airport.  The contract which took effect from August 1, 2017, will see SAHCOL offering services in Passenger, Cargo, and Ramp handling services to Ethiopian Airline’s three times in a week flights at the Kaduna International Airport. The choice of SAHCOL, by Ethiopian Airline as its total handler in Kaduna, once more upholds SAHCOL…

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