Aviation: Will Air Peace Win Back the West Coast for Nigeria

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Will Air Peace Win Back the West Coast for Nigeria Perennial aviation fuel scarcity and its skyrocketing cost since 2016 hampered operations of Nigerian airlines in the West and Central Africa. With the dollars scarcity in Nigeria, which forced down the value of Naira, West Coast operations gave Nigerian airlines the leeway to earn foreign exchange. Early in 2016, Aero […]

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Aviation: Has AMCON become Nigerian aviation’s knight in shining armour?

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Has AMCON become Nigerian aviation’s knight in shining armour? By FEMI OYEDIRAN The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) recently took over control of Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline in order, we are told, to protect their anxious creditors, prevent a catastrophic shutdown of services to the public and preserve the jobs of their long-suffering employees. Arik, has debts of […]

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Aviation: Nigeria Accused of Using Arik’s Take over as Ruse to Set up National Carrier

Nigeria Accused of Using Arik’s Take over as Ruse to Set up National Carrier The Association of Concerned Aviation Professionals (ACAP) has expressed alarm at the brazen takeover of Arik Air by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on behalf of the federal government, describing the foremost local carrier as a private concern, which accounts for over 60 per […]

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Aviation: Accra, Lagos war restarts as Air Peace joins Medview Arik and AWA with daily flight

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Accra, Lagos war restarts as Air Peace joins Medview, Arik and AWA with daily flights By Friday Nwosu The fierce competition that characterized the Accra-Lagos route by Ghanaian and Nigerian carriers’ operating on the route is about to get stiffer as one of Nigeria’s domestic airlines, Air Peace, is set to join other players on the route. According to nigeriatravelsmart.com, […]

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Aviation crisis: 10 Aero planes stuck at Lagos airport

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10 Aero planes stuck at Lagos airport No fewer than 10 aircraft belonging to Aero Contractors are currently grounded at the old terminal of Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, checks by Daily Trust have shown. The airline, which is the oldest in the country, established in 1959, resumed operations on December 21, 2016 after about four months of self-imposed closure […]

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Aviation: How Aero Contractors can recover lost grounds

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How Aero Contractors can recover lost grounds By Louis Ibah After almost four months of self-imposed closure, Aero Contractors Airline on December 22, 2016, is back to the Nigerian skies. The airline that went on a self-imposed suspension on September 1, 2016 following months of struggle to remain profitable returned to schedule commercial flight operations to the delight of its […]

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Aviation: Why 50 Nigerian Airlines collapsed in 50 years

By Abdullateef Aliyu At least 50 airlines which operated in Nigeria from Independence Day on October 1, 1960 have gone into extinction, checks by the Daily Trust have shown. While most of the airlines were owned by Nigerians, others were jointly owned with partners from countries in Africa and Europe. Few of the airlines lasted for more than one year […]

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Aviation: Depleting Passenger Traffic in Nigeria

As air passenger traffic continues to nosedive due to high fares and schedule hiccups occasioned by aviation fuel scarcity, Chinedu Eze warns that the development constitutes a major setback to Nigeria’s air transport sector and the economy as a whole. Nigerians are in a quagmire over limited choices of the right means of transport. The country has networks of roads […]

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Aviation: Why Airlines are failing in Nigeria

In quick succession last week, two airlines, Aero Contractors and First Nation Airways, announced the suspension of their scheduled flight operations. The decision triggered anxiety in the aviation sector, especially among employees of the troubled carriers. In the wake of soaring exchange rate and rising operational costs, more domestic airlines are gasping for breath. The hash economy is forcing them […]

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Aviation: We Are Dying, Airline Operators Tell Senate

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Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Airline operators in Nigeria have told the Senate Committee on Aviation that unless the federal government promptly pumped intervention funds into the aviation sector, all domestic airlines operating in the country will die. The operators stated this last Wednesday during an emergency interactive session convened by the Senate Committee on Aviation. Speaking on behalf of Airline […]

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