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Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Federal Government says the planned concession of major airports across the country will go ahead as planned. This is just as it announced that N45bn would be paid to ex-workers of the defunct Nigerian Airways as severance package. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, stated this while fielding questions […]

Med-View Airline on Tuesday said it has taken steps to boost its international routes network by acquiring new aircraft, adding that it took delivery of the B777-200ER on Monday night. “The aircraft with registration no.CS-TFM arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 11.48pm to the jubilation of airline personnel and airport workers. The modern […]

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the establishment of a national carrier will grow Nigeria’s economy. In an interview with BBC, Amaechi said airline movements enhance the speed at which businesses are transacted within the country and a national airline will aid that. “The speed at which business is transacted and cargoes or freight are […]

The Federal Inland Revenue Service has proposed a flexible tax payment method to enable domestic airlines to remain in operation as well as meet their Value Added Tax remittance obligations. The Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, made the proposal when a delegation of the Airline Operators of Nigeria and the International Air Transport Association paid […]

Nigeria’s fast rising airline, Air Peace has acquired another aircraft, bringing to 13 the number of aircraft in its fleet. The new aircraft, a Boeing 737-300, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at the weekend amid excitement of the staff of the airline. The airline said the aircraft flew into Lagos from the […]

The Managing Director of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Ahmed Kuru, on Friday said the aviation industry is seriously challenged. Mr. Kuru, who spoke at a media parley in Ikoyi, Lagos, said the government needs to intervene in the industry, noting that the sector needs reform. The AMCON boss noted that some of […]

The Asset Management Company of Nigeria has injected N1.5 billion in Arik Airline Limited to safeguard its operations since its takeover. Captain Roy Ilegbodu, Arik Air Chief Executive Officer, said this at a news conference in Lagos, while highlighting the company’s operations since its takeover by AMCON. Ilegbodu said the funds injected by AMCON helped […]

Domestic carrier, Air Peace, has concluded arrangements to commence the lucrative Dubai, Atlanta, London routes as a was to expand its destinations globally. Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Chief Allen Onyema, gave the assurance, when he was conferred with the award of “Aviation Man of the Year 2016” by ATQnews and Akwaaba African Travel Market at the […]

By Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS, March 17 (Reuters) – Nigerian airline Aero has made about 60 percent of its workforce redundant in a desperate effort to stay afloat, it said on Friday. The more than 400 staff made redundant are mainly support staff such as baggage handlers and security workers, Chief Executive Ado Sanusi said. “It […]

The Federal Government yesterday officially announced the temporary closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, for six-week rehabilitation work on its runway. It was learnt that the repair exercise and logistics would cost N5.8bilion. The announcement was made jointly by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, his counterparts in Transportation, Rotimi […]