Bi-Courtney warns it will go legal against unruly passengers 

Sade Williams/Business a.m. Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, operators of Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2),  has come out tough on unruly and disruptive passengers who use its terminal, saying it will no longer tolerate any form of misconduct or vandalism within its terminal premises. While reiterating its unwavering commitment to passenger safety, security, and the […]

Kenya Airways lands as FAAN reopens MMIA runway 18R/36L

Kenya Airways posts decade-high $290m loss in 2022

Sade Williams/Business a.m. A Kenya Airways aircraft, flying into Lagos, was carefully directed to 18R/36L Runways at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) officially reopened the runway, 10 months after it was closed for maintenance. Links 2 and 3 of the Runway are now opened to international […]

Airbus delivers on growth with €65.4bn in revenue

Business a.m European aviation giant Airbus released its financial results for 2023, and the numbers show a robust performance with a significant increase in commercial aircraft orders. Consolidated revenues reached €65.4 billion, driven by the strong demand for new aircraft. The company’s backlog of orders also stood at €554 billion, demonstrating its financial stability and […]

Air Peace moves to get US clearance for New York flight operations

We're responding to demands from Nigerian travellers, Air Peace says after commencing Abuja-Warri flights

Follows approval by Nigerian authorities Phillip Isakpa in London, UK Air Peace, Nigeria’s and West Africa’s largest airline by fleet size, has begun moves in earnest to secure early clearance from the United States to begin commercial flight operations between Nigeria and New York. The airline moves follow the approval it received from the Nigerian […]

Keyamo meets Trinidad & Tobago high commissioner on BASA

Festus Keyamo, the minister of aviation and aerospace development, recently convened a crucial meeting with the High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Nigeria, Ambassador Wendell V.C De Landro, and his delegation in Abuja as parts of efforts to ratify the longstanding Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between Nigeria and the Caribbean […]

Airline operators raise alarm over existential business threat

Sade Williams/Business a.m. Domestic airline operators in the country are facing existential threat challenges, their organised body, Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), has cried out. According to the AON, members face challenges ranging from scarcity of foreign exchange, high price of aviation fuel and difficulty acquiring aircraft due to country risk profile. The operators also […]

FAAN MD meets airline operators, seeks better passenger facilitation

Sade Williams/Business a.m.   Olubunmi Kuku, the managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has called on airlines and security agencies at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Lagos to prioritise passenger facilitation and comfort as well as the needs of the airports as an integral part of their duties. This must be done to […]

Ibom Air begins transition to new A220s with end to A320 wet lease

Nigeria’s only state-owned carrier, Ibom Air, has ended all operations with its wet-leased Airbus A320 aircraft as it prepares to bring brand-new A220s into service. This comes nearly a week after the airline completed the financing for its first A220, per this report by Simple Flying. Transition from wet lease operations Last year, Ibom Air […]

Nigeria ranks top in cost of operating airlines in Africa, says IATA

Business a.m The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed that international airlines in Nigeria are still facing difficulties in accessing their trapped funds in the country, estimated to be around $720 million, while the cost of operating airlines in Africa’s largest economy remains one of the most expensive in the continent.  Kamil Al Awadhi, […]

90 Years Old! South African Airways in milestone celebration

South African Airways’ rich history of iconic aircraft, some preserved at the SAA Museum including the Boeing 747-200, the Lockheed Constellation, the Douglas DC-3, the C-54 Skymaster, and the Airbus A350, is chronicled in this piece by Simple Flying to celebrate the airline’s 90th anniversary. South Africa’s national carrier is one of the oldest airlines […]