Aviation: How the Owners of Arik goofed

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How the Owners of Arik goofed After a decade of dominating the aviation industry in Nigeria as the largest local carrier, Arik Airline is engulfed in mortal crisis, which has set it on the same old path of many defunct Nigerian airlines like Nigerian Airways, Okada Air, Kabo Airlines, ADC Airlines, and Concord Airlines. There were also Sosoliso Airlines, Oriental […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian airlines is the 11th most punctual airlines in the world, Best in Africa and Middle East

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Ethiopian airlines outperforms all airlines in Africa and Middle East in flight punctuality Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, ranked 11th worldwide in flight on-time performance for the month of January 2017, according to FlightStats, the leading provider of real-time global flight data to companies and individuals across the travel ecosystem. Of the almost 8000 flights operated by the airline […]

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Africa: 3 Ways To Avoid ADMs And Increase Your Agency Profitability

3 Ways To Avoid ADMs And Increase Your Agency Profitability By Solomon Asuquo Being a travel consultant, Tour operator or managing a Travel Agency business is a great career that gives you the opportunity to meet a lot of people and provide various travel solutions such as Airlines Tickets, Hotel Accommodations, Travel Health Insurance, Car Rentals etc. But at the […]

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Africa: Bahrain’s Ibdar in Shariah Compliant aviation deal with Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir

Bahrain-based wholesale Islamic Investment bank, Ibdar Bank, has announced the successful exit along with its investors through the sale of five Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for an undisclosed amount, further solidifying Ibdar Bank’s position as a major GCC player in the aviation sector. The aircraft were leased to Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir. The award-winning Ethiopian Airlines’ transaction involved 12-year Shari’ah […]

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Aviation: 51 Chinese made aircraft fly in 15 African Countries as China pledges more


China plans to train at least 500 aviation personnel from Africa annually as part of efforts to boost the continent’s fast-growing aviation sector. Shu Limei, the commercial councilor for Asia and Africa in Guangdong Province made the pledge at the China-Africa Aviation Forum held in China’s Zhuhai City. “We will help Africa to deal with challenges such as backward infrastructure […]

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Aviation: African Air connectivity suffers over Nigerian carriers’ exit from Accra Ghana


The withdrawal of flights to Accra, Ghana, by Nigerian airlines, has made air connectivity in West African sub-region cumbersome. Aero, Medview, Dana and Arik were once very dominant on the Lagos-Accra, Abuja- Accra route. They used Accra as a launching pad to connect cities such as Monrovia, Abidjan, Lome and Doualla, but since the stoppage of service, a feeder carrier […]

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Tourism: How Dubai became the darling of visitors at Akwaaba

Dubai became the darling of visitors at the just concluded Akwaaba Travel Market in Lagos using subtle appeal in wooing visitors with fantastic packages, souvenirs and refreshments among others. The Dubai Tourism with its unique style at Akwaaba demonstrated to many Nigerians why she is still number for them in terms of leisure and shopping by stealing the show and […]

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Akwaaba: Nigeria records highest number of failed airlines in Africa

By Friday Nwosu ….as aviation professionals discuss ways of sustaining air operation Nigeria has been identified as having the highest number of failed airlines in Africa as expert in the aviation sector gathered at the 12th Akwaaba Travel and Tourism conference to x-ray factors militating against African carriers in having hitch free operations in the continent. Speaking at the just […]

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Aviation: Fmr FAAN Boss Lists Strategies For Sustaining African Airlines

As airlines in Africa continues to die untimely death with no immediate solution in sight, the former Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), Mr Richard Aisuebeogun has stated that for the continent’s airlines to be sustained they must have good internal management and business plan. His presentation is coming at a time many failed airlines both privately […]

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Aviation: Why Airlines in Africa struggle to survive, by Aisuebeogun


…as experts call for commercialization of airports By Sade Williams Richard Aisuebeogun, former managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says many Airlines in Africa are currently struggling to survive while others ceased from operating due to both external and internal pressures. He cited high industry costs, inadequate infrastructure at several airports, slow implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision, lack […]

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