Africa: The state of Aviation in Nigeria, Air Peace, MRO and Airline Profitability issues

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Acquiring a commercial airplane costs airlines a fortune. More toxic is the N612 million a local airline must pay for its maintenance every 18 months. WOLE OYEBADE writes. Deregulation of the local air travel industry in the 1980s opened a new chapter in Nigerian aviation business, and most notable is the birth of the free entry and exit for all-comers. […]

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Aviation: A Look At The World’s First Christian Airline

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Today is Christmas Day, and what better time to take a look at yet another bizarre startup airline. Judah 1 is billed as the world’s first Christian airline. Despite the failure of multiple religious airlines throughout the years, however, Judah 1 hopes their luck will be different. The new venture will be based in Texas, utilising the slogan “Your Hands, […]

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Aviation: In Nigeria Foreign Airlines Earned $1.7bn from Ticket Sales in 2018

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Foreign airlines operating in Nigeria sold tickets worth about $1.7 billion from January to December 2018, THISDAY investigations have revealed. The amount indicated that there was an increase in sales in the second half of 2018, buoyed by passenger surge during the yuletide, as the foreign airlines sold tickets worth $800 million in the first half of the year, against […]

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Aviation: Nigeria’s airlines fly Africa’s oldest planes

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Nigeria’s commercial airlines have the oldest aircraft fleet in Africa, with the age of an aircraft in one of the airlines, being 28.1 years, the age many planes are either due for retirement or decommissioning or may have been retired at least some years earlier. In sharp contrast, major African airlines, such as Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Africa’s oldest, […]

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Africa: Aviation Fuel cost and Absence of MRO is reason why Nigerian Airlines struggle says Expert

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Mr Isaac Balami, the Chief Executive Officer, 7 Star Global Hangar Ltd., says the cost of fueling and maintenance of aircraft are the main reasons domestic airlines in the country are struggling. Balami, an Aircraft Engineer, made this known in an interview on Sunday in Abuja. According to him, some domestic airlines are spending as much as N800 million to […]

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Africa: Ghana’s leading carrier, Africa World Airlines takes delivery of 7th aircraft

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In a bid to widen its network and position itself as the preferred airline in the West African sub-region, Ghana’s leading carrier, Africa World Airlines (AWA) has taken delivery of its 7th Aircraft, an Embraer, with registration number 9G-AFQ. Africa world airlines has become a dominate force in the aviation sub region in Africa since it started operations. The airline […]

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Africa: Why Nigeria Airlines Have Short Lifespan

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Last week aviation industry stakeholders debated why Nigerian airlines have short life span and identified factors responsible. Chinedu Eze takes a look at the factors and the way out. Last week industry stakeholders met in Lagos to deliberate on factors responsible for short lifespan of Nigerian airlines and how to open the industry for potential growth. The meeting was organised […]

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Africa: Hostility towards Nigerian Airlines must stop, we demand respect-Boyo

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Captain Edward Boyo, Managing Director/CEO Overland Airways says the problems of Nigerian airlines are caused by Nigerians themselves. This is just as he said if the airlines must succeed, the hostility towards the domestic carriers must stop. In his contributions to the discuss on theme: “Short Lifespan of Nigerian Airlines, The Importance of Corporate Governance” organized by the Aviation Round […]

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Africa: More Airlines connects Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya

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Kenya’s Coastal airspace is attracting more airlines keen to have a bigger bite of the tourism sector. The airlines are eyeing both Moi and Malindi airports as well as other airstrips located in tourism hubs such as Diani. The latest entry is low-cost carrier, Silverstone Air which introduced daily morning flights from Kenya’s tourism hub of Mombasa to Nairobi early […]

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Aviation: Why Do National Airlines Still Exist?

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Many politicians fear their nations will be irrelevant if they abandon their money-losing flag airlines. That’s probably a stretch. In most places, the market likely would fill the gap — provided the government got out of the way. But national pride is powerful, and few people want to see storied brands disappear. For three consecutive winters beginning in 2010, executives […]

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