BA to spend £400m on ‘Club World’, to return iconic B747 on Lagos route

BA to spend £400m on ‘Club World’, to return iconic B747 on Lagos route

With effect from September 1, 2017, mega carrier, British Airways said it would re-introduce the iconic B747 on its lucrative Lagos route.   The airplane type is fondly referred within BA as the ‘Super High J aircraft’, the Lagos Boeing 747 will boast of 14 Seats in First class, 86 in Business class, 30 in world Traveller Plus and 145 in World Traveller.    This is coming as the carrier plans to spend £400 million on…

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IATA, airline partner to improve baggage efficiency

IATA, airline partner to improve baggage efficiency

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A) have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than four billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43 percent do not arrive with their owners. The industry is determined to do even better and has agreed to Resolution 753 (R753).  By June 2018,…

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Air Côte d’Ivoire acquires A320 at colourful ceremony in Toulouse

Air Côte d’Ivoire acquires A320 at colourful ceremony in Toulouse

  Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse yesterday. The ceremony was jointly presided over by Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes and General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Chairman of Air Côte d’Ivoire’s Board of Directors.   Air Côte d’Ivoire had already chosen the A320 family because of its exceptionally comfortable cabin, low operating costs…

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Bane of private investors, by Minister, Babalakin, others

Bane of private investors, by Minister, Babalakin, others

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, Chairman, The Resort Group, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), and others have identified the major problems militating against private investment in Nigeria as inadequate education among government officials about the issues involved in Public-Private Partnership (PPP), lack of legal framework, inconsistent government policies and failure to honour agreements validly entered into. According to them, until these problems are resolved, there would always be dearth of the expected…

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FG to honour N36 billion MMA2 concession agreement

FG to honour N36 billion MMA2 concession agreement

  Firm may begin regional flight from terminal   A decade long protracted face-off between Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited and the Federal Government over the concession agreement of the N36 billion Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) terminal may soon be over. The Federal Government through the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed that the Federal Government would honour the agreement of 36 years and not 12 years as being peddled by…

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Emirates Offers Special Fare to Dubai

Emirates Offers Special Fare to Dubai

 …Offer includes free 3rd piece of luggage and My Emirates Pass    Emirates is offering Nigerian travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai with a special Economy and Business Class return airfare that includes a  free third piece of luggage of up to 23 kg and a “My Emirates Pass”.   Under the special offer, an Economy Class ticket from Lagos to Dubai costs $875 for low season and $941 for high seasons, while Business Class goes for $3827 for all seasons.  The…

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Ethiopian commences international flights from Kaduna August 1st

Ethiopian commences international flights from Kaduna August 1st

Finds city suitable for operations   Ethiopian Airlines today announced that it will commence scheduled international flights from the Kaduna International Airport to other international destinations in its vast global network by August 1 2017. The airline was the first to land in Kaduna after the six-week closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for the repairs of its runways in April. To maximise the viability of the upgraded Kaduna Airport, the Kaduna State Government…

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YY Fares Retire after Seven Successful Decades 

YY Fares Retire after Seven Successful Decades 

 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the YY Fares will be rescinded from October 31, 2018.   The decision to rescind YY Fares was taken with a vote by the IATA Passenger Tariffs Conference on June 28 2017. The rescinding of YY fares reflects the dramatic transformation that continues to take place in the distribution of airline products.    YY fares are IATA multilateral interlineable fares. Established in 1945, they successfully enabled consumers to purchase a…

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Global Air Freight Demand Increases 13% in May

Global Air Freight Demand Increases 13% in May

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonnekilometers (FTKs), grew 12.7% in May 2017 compared to the year-earlier period.  This was up from the 8.7% annual growth recorded in April 2017 and is more than three times higher than the five year average growth rate of 3.8%.   Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 5.2% year-on-year in May 2017.   The continued growth of air freight demand is consistent with an improvement in world trade. This, in turn,corresponds with new global export…

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BRITISH AIRWAYS PARTNERS  “THE WHITE” COMPANY

BRITISH AIRWAYS PARTNERS  “THE WHITE” COMPANY

British Airways has announced plans to give customers a great night’s sleep in the sky through a partnership with the luxury lifestyle brand, The White Company.   The iconic British retailer will supply bedding and amenity kits in Club World as part of the airline’s £400m customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all.   Later this year, customers travelling in Club World between Heathrow and…

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