Keyamo reaffirms Najomo  as NCAA chief

Chris Najomo, acting director general, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Sade Williams/Business a.m. Festus Keyamo, minister of aviation and aerospace development, has reaffirmed the position of Chris Najomo as the acting director general of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). He made the reaffirmation in a statement signed by Odutayo Oluseyi, head, press and public affairs […]

Nigeria’s higher ICAO audit rating due to Keyamo, Najomo’s doggedness – Achimugu

  Festus Keyamo, minister of aviation and aerospace development Sade Williams/Business a.m. The doggedness and painstaking efforts of Festus Keyamo, minister of aviation and aerospace development, and Chris Najomo, director general, civil aviation, were responsible for Nigeria’s achievement during the recently concluded International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) conducted Universal Security Audit Programme-Continuous Monitoring Approach  (USAP-CMA) […]

Task force to end passenger extortion, touting at airports, says FAAN chief 

NUATE, ATSSSAN, ANAP object to Sirika’s aerotropolis plan

Sade Williams/Business a.m. A dedicated task force is now in place to bring to an end ugly incidents of passenger extortion, touting and other illegal activities at airports in Nigeria, Olubunmi Kuku, managing director and chief executive officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has assured. Kuku said she has taken the decisive […]

Airlines, post Covid-19, pull record 5bn flights, $1trn revenue in 2024 

  $158bn increase compared to 2019 400m more passengers this year 4bn new passengers in next 20 years Pulling free from the ruins brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the global airline industry is poised for a record five billion flights and revenues of at least $1 trillion in 2024, data by AltIndex, alongside the […]

Lagos among top unserved Africa flight routes, Airbus study shows

Potential high for direct Lagos-New York, -Toronto, -Houston, -Manchester New York City most underserved route from Africa to North America Again, Air Peace’s planned New York entry offers opportunities Business a.m. Reporter, with wire reports Compiling origin and destination (O&D) data from December 2022 to November 2023, a major study by aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has identified […]

Beyond Miles: Airline loyalty programmes undergo revolution, thanks to IAG Loyalty

While future developments were hidden behind the phrase “watch this space,” IAG Loyalty’s Commerford discussed Avios-only flights and other items, writes Simple Flying in this culled report.   Avios-only flights had a lot of demand immediately after they were launched by British Airways. Avios wants to go beyond aviation, having introduced many non-aviation partners to […]

Global traveller outlays to reach $8.6trn on 2024 full travel recovery 

  Boom returns to global tourism and hospitality industry  Domestic travel to grow 3%, reach 19bn lodging nights 2030 International travel to ramp up to 9bn nights Roughly 9% of this year’s global GDP. PHILLIP ISAKPA IN LONDON, UK The global tourism and hospitality industry will close the year on a very high note as […]

Passenger safety, comfort at heart of cabin crew duties  – NCAA chief, Najomo

L-R: Dora Ndabai, pilot at United Nigeria; Bernice Kunbi Leshi, chief operating officer, Bellagio Air; Esther Shittu, head, aero medical standards, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Chris Najomo, acting director general, NCAA; Joy Ogbebo, convener; Donald Tonye Spiff, director, operations, licensing  and training, NCAA; and Tolulope Dawodu, instructor,  Caverton Helicopters Sade Williams/Business a.m. The safety […]