Africa: Nigerian President Appoints New Airport Authority Boss

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President Muhammad Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Captain Yadudu is to take over from the erstwhile Managing Director, Engr. Saleh Dunoma. An ICAO / ACI accredited International Airport Professional, Captain Yadudu was until his new appointment, the Director of Airport Operations of […]

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Aviation: West Africa’s Busiest Airport in Lagos carries 10million passengers a year, 35 daily flights and is worried about drug couriers

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Nigeria’s government is worried about the rising incidents of drug related cases in West Africa’s busiest airport, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA). With about 10 million air travellers using the terminal yearly and 35 daily flight operations at the airport, the Government says it is concerned about the recent discovery of passengers having their names tagged on luggage that […]

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Africa: FAAN assures air Travellers of safety as fire razes parts of Owerri Airport.

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform passengers and the general public that there was a fire incident that affected some parts of the terminal building of Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri at about 1400hours today. According to a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, the fire was however curtailed swiftly by officers of […]

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Africa: $461 million additional airport loan is wrong

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Addicted to borrowing and state control of commercial enterprises, the Federal Government has made a lunge for a fresh $461 million for airport projects. Coming after the $500 million loan it took for “airports remodelling” from the Export-Import Bank of China six years ago, the new credit, says the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, is to be used […]

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Africa: Failed Contractors responsible for Congestion at Lagos Airport- Aviation Sources

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Nigerians who are hoping that the federal government will concession airport facilities may have to wait longer as THISDAY investigation has revealed that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is a cash cow, which the federal government may not want to part with. Industry experts believe that the solution to decayed and outmoded airport infrastructure was concession, which would […]

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Aviation: Atlanta is still the World’s busiest Airport but all Top busiest Air Routes are Domestic flights

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The World’s busiest flight route is a domestic one – Seoul Gimpo to Jeju International, South Korea. About 76,460 flights travelled between these two airports in 2018, as compared to merely 14,000 flights between London, Heathrow and New York’s JFK in the same year. The seven airlines on this route are Asiana Airlines, Jeju Airlines, Korean Air, Jin Air, T’way […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Airport Authority advices Air Travellers to get to the Airport Early

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers to leave their homes early, owing to the ongoing reconstruction of the road leading the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. According to the General Manager, Corporate Affairs. Mrs. Yakubu Henrietta the advice has become necessary due to the traffic gridlock experienced by road users along this axis. The Authority appeal […]

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Aviation: Abidjan Airport named most improved in Africa

Airports Council International (ACI) World has revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards which recognize those airports around the world that deliver the best customer experience in the opinion of their own passengers. The Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport (Côte d’Ivoire) was awarded in the category « Most improved” for the African continent. These awards are based on a […]

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Aviation: ACI names Morocco’s Airport as the Best In Africa

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Morocco’s Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca has been adjudged the best airport in Africa for 2017 according to the Airport Service Quality awards carried out by the Airport Council International, ACI. CMN was followed by Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and South Africa’s Durban Airport in second and third place respectively. The CMN is the hub for […]

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Africa: Gambian Government exempts airlines and Tour Operators from the $40 Airport Tax

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The would be levied airport security tax to be imposed on any arriving and departing passenger which almost caused pandemonium in the tourism sector has recently been reviewed by the authorities, with this outcome tour operators and airlines will not be affected by the implementation of the security levy. This was disclosed in a circulated press release from the Office […]

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