Arik, Dana airlines suspend operations

Nigerian airlines, Arik Air and Dana Airline have suspended scheduled commercial flight operations. Arik Air on Wednesday announced a temporarily suspension of all scheduled commercial flight operations effective 23:00hrs on Friday, March 27, 2020. The management of the airline took this decision in order to mitigate the risk of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to […]

No COVID-19 patient at our facilities —Hotel du Golf

The management of Hotel Du Golf in Aba, Abia State has refuted a report trending on social media which alleged that a Lebanese guest at the hotel was diagnosed with the dreaded coronavirus, saying the report was a fake news circulated by some unscrupulous elements to cause panic at the hotel and in the state. Olamilekan […]

Air Peace suspends operation after coronavirus scare

Air Peace suspends operation after coronavirus scare

West Africa’s largest carrier by fleet, Air Peace has announced that it would suspend operation on Friday, March 27, 2020. The airline is suspending operation after a coronavirus scare video trended on social media that the airline had on its flight, a passenger with symptoms of coronavirus. The airline has however, denied the allegation, clarifying […]

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

Nigeria has restricted all international flights into the country to her two flagship international airports, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The country’s aviation regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in a letter to airliners said other international airports in the country, including the Mallam Aminu Kano […]

COVID-19: Arik Air suspends flights to West Coast

COVID-19: Arik Air suspends flights to West Coast

Arik Air has announced the temporary suspension of flights to all its West Coast destinations effective Monday, March 23, 2020. The management of the airline said it took the decision after a careful analysis of the novel CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) which had been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Roy Ilegbodu, CEO […]

Airline operators urge Nigerian government to restrict entry for travellers 

Nigeria may shut down Lagos, Abuja airports says Sirika

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has joined millions of Nigerians to ask the country’s government to restrict entry for travellers from countries with over 100 cases of coronavirus infections. The AON said the federal government must take urgent steps by immediately announcing a comprehensive travel restriction to only two entry points for Nigerian travelers […]

FAAN suspends first national aviation conference

FAAN suspends first national aviation conference

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended the national aviation conference slated for April 4, 2020 in Abuja. The authority in a statement, Tuesday said the decision to suspend its maiden national conference that was expected to bring together investors and regulators, was  due to the need to adhere to safety precautions in the […]

Nigeria relaxes on yellow fever for travellers, tightens noose on coronavirus 

Nigeria relaxes on yellow fever for travellers, tightens noose on coronavirus 

Nigeria has announced she is loosening up on yellow fever card for travellers coming to the country, to enable airport officials focus more on coronavirus screenings. The country’s aviation regulator, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Thursday, issued new directive to all airlines operating regional and international flights into the country to allow passengers without International […]