Nigerian state takes control of Arik Air

Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, has suspended its two long-haul international routes following a temporary takeover of the company by a state entity. The airline announced Feb. 15 that it was halting services to London and Johannesburg. This followed the decision by the Asset Management Co. of Nigeria (AMCON) to replace the company’s management. The Read more

FirstNation Airline to resume operations September 15

Local carrier, FirstNation Airways, will return to business on September 15, an official said on Monday. Rasheed Yusuf, FirstNation’s Head of Corporate Affairs, said the airline suspended operations last week to carry out routine maintenance on its fleet in line with safety standards and regulations. Mr. Yusuf’s statement came a few days after the Nigerian Read more

Stop selling tickets in foreign currencies – NCAA warns airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned all airlines selling flight tickets in foreign currencies in Nigeria to desist from the practice forthwith. The NCAA issued the warning in a statement issued by its Acting General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, in Lagos on Sunday. The statement said the act contravened the Central Read more

Ethiopian Airlines Brings A350 XWB to Lagos Airport

Ethiopian Airlines has disclosed the arrival of Airbus A350 for the first time in Nigeria, the newest aircraft in the world. Lagos and Dubai are the first stations to receive the Ethiopian Airlines’ brand new aircraft, the airline stated. It would be recalled that the airline was the first to bring Boeing B787 Dreamliner to Read more

“Nigeria Remains our Largest Market in Africa” – British Airways

United Kingdom carrier, British Airways has reiterated its commitment to the Nigerian aviation market as it remains the airline’s biggest business hub in Africa. The airline, in a statement debunked media reports that it plans to stop operations to Nigeria over its $100 million trapped in the country. It stated that publication in the media that the Read more

United Airlines to cancel flights to Nigeria as the dollar crunch bites

Chicago-based United Airlines is the latest casualty of Nigeria’s economic slowdown as the company has announced that it will stop flights to the country after June 30th. A United spokesman cited a “downturn in the energy sector” as well as difficulties with repatriation of its dollar profits amid tight foreign currency controls by the Nigerian government. United, Read more

Update: We have found Egyptair wreckage – Egyptian vice President

Egyptair: in just sudden disappearance  of the Egyptair. The Egyptian vice president just announced that the wreckage of the missing plain has been found Read more

FG to concession Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt airports

Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says the Federal Government will concession the Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano international airports in the first phase of its concession programme. Sirika disclosed this at the 2016 Aviation Stakeholders Forum on Monday in Abuja. “The thinking is that just like every other place in the world, Read more

Aero sacks 100 workers

Aero Contractors Friday sacked over 100 workers from its payroll industry sources hinted. But, the airline according to statement by its public relations consultants, SY& T said it only reviewed its contract with the out sourcing firm: SBL.Aero Contractors Friday sacked over 100 workers from its payroll industry sources hinted. Most of those affected by Read more

Nigeria: AirPeace Begins Enugu to China Flights

Trade and commerce between the South East zone and China will soon receive a boost as AirPeace commences inter­national flights from Enugu to China. The airlines’ flight from the Akanu Ibiam Internation­al Airport to China, where many Igbo do business, is seen by stakeholders as a signifi­cant move that would create more jobs and boost Read more