Aviation: JKIA gets Category One status, paving way for direct US flights

JKIA gets Category One status, paving way for direct US flights The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has achieved the Category One status that will allow for direct flights between Kenya and the US, bringing to an end the long search for express connection between the two countries. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Nairobi the top status […]

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Aviation: ‘Domestic airlines pay 40% of ticket revenue as tax’

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‘Domestic airlines pay 40% of ticket revenue as tax’ The Airline Operators of Nigeria has said the domestic carriers in the country are being stifled by the manipulation, feasting and pushing of their finances through multiple taxes, charges and levies to the extent that the airlines are now groaning under the pressure and some are going bankrupt. The Chairman, AON, […]

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Aviation:Abuja airport runway will improve safety when completed-SAHCOL Boss

    Abuja airport runway will improve safety when completed-SAHCOL Boss by Friday Nwosu Managing Director of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHOL), Rizwan Kadiri has said the proposed closure of the Nnandi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), by the federal government was for the safety of airline operators in the industry. Kadiri said despite the hardship the closure of the airport […]

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Terrorism: Airline operators worry over unnecessary checks for Mogadishu-Nairobi flights

Airline operators worry over unnecessary checks for Mogadishu-Nairobi flights There are no plans to withdraw mandatory security checks on all aircrafts from Mogadishu to Nairobi, a top government official has said. This is despite criticism from airline operators flying between the two cities, who termed the checks as unnecessary. Currently, all flights leaving the Somalia capital for Kenya must stop […]

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Aviation: Airline Association explains why Lloyds Insurers wants to blacklist Nigeria

Specialist insurance market, Lloyd’s of London, has issued a warning to Nigerian airline operators that it may be forced to blacklist or downgrade them over their continued failure to fulfill their obligations of paying premiums regularly. This was made known by Lloyd’s representatives who visited Nigeria recently. According to the representatives, the Nigerian market is a high-risk market, the volume […]

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Africa: CBN Approves Special FX Window for Airline Operators, Manufacturers

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Friday approved a Special Secondary Market Intervention Retail Sales (SMIS) forex window for domestic airline operators and manufacturers to stimulate ease of doing business in the sectors. The Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, said the important one-off-stop-shop would fast track easy clearance of the backlog of matured Foreign Exchange (FX) obligations. […]

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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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