Category Archives: TRAVEL

With N47bn Budget for National Carrier, Analysts Demand Roadmap

Qatar, Thai Air, Emirates jostle for technical partner AfreximBank earmarks $300m for investment. Aviation analysts have demanded from the federal government the roadmap for the planned national carrier, Nigeria Air, which was suspended indefinitely in September last year but has been allocated N47 billion in the 2019 budget. The experts demanded details of the process and plans on how the

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Aviation Minister Gives Conditions to Avert Downgrade of Enugu Airport

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has said that if the Enugu state government takes urgent action to enforce the directive given to address safety concerns at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, the federal government may reconsider the downgrading of the airport. Sirika on Friday said the federal government had resolved to downgrade the airport due

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FG Moves to Downgrade Enugu Airport over Safety Concerns

• Enugu State Government takes steps to rectify anomalies The federal government has announced that it would downgrade the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, for not meeting required safety standards for international operations. By this development, Ethiopia Airlines will stop operations to the airport. Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this yesterday during the sixth stakeholders meeting in

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Untrained personnel, others threaten safety in local aviation

• 35 pilots, 27 engineers in air wing of police unqualified • Force, agencies blame poor funding • NCAA says no cause for alarm • Plane of Obiano, Ekweremadu, Nnamani, others makes emergency landing Despite the three years of zero accident, commercial air travel in the country may not be as safe as required due to non-compliance with safety recommendations

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Istanbul new $12 billion airport will be the biggest in the world

On April 6, Istanbul Ataturk Airport — which was considered one of the busiest airports in the world with 70 million annual passengers — officially ceased operations. All commercial flights were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport, which means Istanbul New Airport is open for business. The first flight at Istanbul New Airport took place October 2018, and now

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Indonesia’s National Airline Seeks to Cancel Order of Boeing Max 8s

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s national airline has told Boeing that it wants to cancel an order of 737 Max 8 jets, the carrier’s spokesman said on Friday, the first publicly confirmed attempt to cancel a deal for the planes since they were grounded around the world this month after two deadly crashes. The airline, Garuda Indonesia, said that its passengers

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Air Peace Receives Third Boeing 777 Aircraft, Prepares for International Operations

Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Air Peace, has received its third Boeing 777, therefore bringing it closer to starting its international operations. The airline took the delivery of its first Boeing 777 aircraft on February 23, 2018, making history as the first Nigerian carrier to acquire and register this type of aircraft in the country. The aircraft marked 5N-BVE and named Ifechukwu’

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