Africa: ‘Nigerian airlines ’ll operate on intercontinental routes by 2030’


Experts in the aviation industry have projected that despite challenges in the industry, domestic airlines would become successful on international routes in a few years. This is as they lamented the Federal Government’s unfavourable policy on Bilateral Air Services Agreement with other countries, where foreign carriers are assigned multiple destinations in Nigeria thereby stunting the growth of domestic airlines. Aviation […]

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Africa: Aviation expert urge Nigerian domestic carriers to partner to compete with foreign airlines

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The Chief Executive Officer, African Aviation Services, Mr. Nick Fadugba, has urged Nigerian domestic carriers to form formidable partnerships in the country’s aviation sector that would position the airlines to compete favourably with foreign carriers. Speaking at the 23rd League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), annual conference and awards held in Lagos, with the theme: “Boosting Aviation Investments Through […]

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Aviation: Farewell to the flag, is the era of the national airline over?

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Many national airlines have flown their host countries’ flag for decades, but there’s a debate around whether they still have a place in today’s ultra-competitive market. With the future of Malaysian Airways, Alitalia and South African Airways in doubt, can national airlines continue to thrive in the 21st century? National flag carrier airlines – a somewhat nebulous term today, but […]

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Aviation: The Best Airlines In Africa, 2019

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The prestigious Skytrax 2019 World Airline Awards were held in Paris on the 18th of June and for the third consecutive year, Ethiopian Airlines emerged as the best airline in Africa. Not only was Ethiopian Airlines awarded with the best in Africa, but also walked away as the Best Business Class in Africa and ‘Best Economy Class in Africa. The […]

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Aviation: Lack Of Corporate Governance, Indiscipline, Responsible For African Airlines Collapse – Hailu

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Mr. Esayas Hailu is the Managing Director, International Services, Ethiopian Airlines. Hailu who before his elevation, was once the General Manager, Nigeria for Ethiopian Airlines for several years. In this interview with some select aviation journalists, including, OLUSEGUN KOIKI, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the headquarters of the airline, Hailu spoke on the recent accident of the airline on Boeing 737-Max […]

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Africa: Domestic airlines record decline in patronage

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Despite the expected increase in flight operations in the first quarter due to the general elections, domestic airlines recorded a decline, MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI writes Domestic flight operations in the first quarter of this year recorded a decline when compared with the preceding quarter as well as the same quarter in 2018, investigations have shown. Figures obtained from the Nigerian Civil […]

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Aviation: Why Africa Needs More Low-Cost Airlines


If African governments really want open borders then the place to start is in the skies. Statesmen, visionaries, idealists and revolutionary leaders have been discussing what a united Africa would look like for decades, long before many nations achieved independence. The concept is sometimes seen as a contentious topic but the fact of the matter remains; Africa is one of […]

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Africa: Corporate Governance and Nigerian Airlines

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Industry experts under the aegis of Aviation Round Table (ART) have at various occasions said that one major reason why Nigerian airlines fail was because they are run as “one man show”. The think-tank body had excoriated the airline owners, saying they don’t listen to expert advice and run their businesses with personal decision in a terrain that is technical, […]

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Aviation: Understanding the logo designs of Some African Airlines

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For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this multi-part series, we will look into some of the local […]

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Aviation: The 15 Best Airlines In The World

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Air travel can be stressful, but a good flight can start your vacation or business trip off on the right foot. AirHelp, which helps passengers get compensated for delayed or canceled flights, just released its rankings of more than 70 major global airlines. Qatar Airways held onto the number one spot from 2018, with high scores for on-time flights, quality […]

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