Nigerian airports reopen for commercial operation June 21

Nigerian airports reopen for commercial operation June 21

Five airports in Nigeria will resume commercial scheduled flights June 21, the country’s aviation regulatory authority has said.  In a statement, Tuesday, Musa Nuhu, director-general, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said flights would resume in five airports on June 21, adding that other airports would be added after review and assessment. “The closure of Nigerian […]

Get ready, we’re flying soon, Dana Air alerts passengers

Get ready, we're flying soon, Dana Air alerts passengers

Nigerian airline, Dana Air has alerted its passengers it is coming back to the airspace soon, after two months of break due to the Covid-19 lockdown in the country that saw all airports closed.  Amidst concerns that some airlines may not bounce back after the forced grounding, Dana said it was working with aviation authorities […]

Gloomy future for air passengers as airlines plan long checks, 45% fare raise

Concern mounts over failure of N3bn Lagos airport's aircraft landing aids

Air travelling in post Covid-19 leaves a picture of tiresomeness and expensiveness as airlines globally plan  longer check in process and 45 percent increase in air fares.  Nigerian airlines and passengers will not be left out of the quagmire as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has hinted the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) […]

British airline, Flairjet pilots quarantined in Nigeria after engaging in commercial flights

After impounding their plane for operating commercial flights into Nigeria, thereby, violating the country’s Covid-19 restriction rules, the Nigerian government has placed on quarantine, pilots of an aircraft owned by a British airline, Flairjet. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said the pilots would remain isolated for 14 days, while the aircraft, Legacy 600 with registration […]

FAAN, NCAA, NAMA, others get 45 days ministerial ultimatum to relocate headquarters to Abuja

Nigeria restricts international flights to Lagos, Abuja as NCAA suspends inspections on aircraft

  All federal government agencies and parastatals in the aviation sector have been directed by the Ministry of Aviatio to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja within the next 45 days. With this directive, agencies expected to relocate from Lagos are the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation […]

Dana Air mulls flight resumption soon, plans to keep middle seats empty

Nigerian airline, Dana Air says it plans to leave all its operational aircrafts middle seats empty when it resumes flights “anytime soon” in line with the social distancing guideline on Covid-19. Obi Mbanuzuo, accountable manager of Dana, said the airline would commence this initiative when flights resume, maintain it for a while and listen to […]

Why we shut down Carveton Helicopters operation – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says it has become inevitable to shut down operations of Carverton Helicopters in the state, after the state government observe that the company appeared to value its business activities or profit more than and in clear disregard of the lives and health of the people of the state. Wike said […]

25 million jobs at risk with airlines shutdown, says IATA

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new analysis showing that some 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis. “Globally, the livelihoods of some 65.5 million people are dependent on the aviation industry, including sectors such as travel and tourism. Among these […]