Africa: Nigeria’s Airport Authority Boss re-affirms commitment to improved service

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The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Capt Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu has re-affirmed the authority’s commitment to provide improved services at airports across the country. Yadudu who was newly appointed as the managing director held a meeting with Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and Airline Operating Committee (AOC), at the Headquarters of the Authority in Lagos. In […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Airport Authority New Boss, Captain Yadudu officially resumes office

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New Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu has officially received the reins of office from his predecessor, Engineer Saleh Dunoma today in a brief ceremony insisting that the agency should imbibe key qualities of respect and discipline to attain increased professionalism and growth. In a brief hand over ceremony, Captain Yadudu commended his […]

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Africa: No more airports just for the sake of it – ACSA COO

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Gone are the days of Airports Company SA providing infrastructure just for the sake of providing infrastructure, Fundi Sithebe, ACSA chief operating officer, said on Friday. “We have to pass on efficiencies to passengers and airlines by providing what is structurally fit for the end users,” she said on the second day of the AviaDev aviation development conference in Cape […]

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Africa: Reinforcing Security at Airports

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Rising cases of robbery in aircraft have raised concerns about security at nation’s airports, writes Chinedu Eze When the reports of recent robbery attacks on taxing aircraft on the airside of the nation’s busiest airport, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was made public about two years ago, concerned aviation authorities doubted the possibility because it looked incredible. But […]

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Aviation: The 15 best airports in the world

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Skytrax announced the winner of its annual World Airport Awards on Wednesday at the Passenger Terminal Expo in London, England. The UK-based international air transport rating agency named gave Singapore’s Changi Airport the top prize for the seventh consecutive year. This marks another clean sweep for the Southeast Asian city-state, as Changi Airport-based Singapore Airlines is the current Skytrax airline […]

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News: DHMI, leader of 55 Turkish airports to headline Istanbul Airport Show

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DHMI, Turkey’s General Directorate of State Airports Authority, has become a Headline Partner of The New Airport Show Istanbul taking place at the Istanbul Congress Center, 18-20 June 2019. The DHMI General Manager and Chair, Funda Ocak, will also be a Keynote Speaker alongside the other Headline Partners: Turkish Airlines and İGA, the builder and operator of the new Istanbul […]

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Africa: Modern Airports, Maintenance Facility More Important than National Carrier- Ikechi

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Travel expert and organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Ikechi Uko, in this interview emphasises that modern airports with navigational aids will drive more economic activities make airlines more profitable. This to him should be of greater priority than establishing a nation carrier. Chinedu Eze brings the excerpts: At the 5th Aviation Stakeholders Forum held recently in Abuja the Minister […]

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News: With1.2billion People 731 Airports and 419 Airlines Africa needs to unlock its Aviation potentials beyond 2.5% uptake

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Africans make up 12% of the world’s population but only 2.5% of the world’s passengers. Why the gap? Africa has 731 airports and 419 airlines with an aviation industry that supports around 6.9 million jobs and USD 80 billion in economic activity. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Africa is set to become one of the fastest growing […]

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Africa: Sierra Leone plans major upgrade of Aviation facilities to meet FAA standards

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Head of Commercial, Procurement and Corporate Planning at the Sierra Leone Airports Authority (SLAA), Bobson Kargbo has said that they have a number of deficiencies in terms of compliance. He was responding to questions from the Principal Deputy Financial Secretary (PDFS) Matthew Dingie who asked how they can be more efficient and better, what are the compliance gaps for the […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Airports Ready for Eid-El-Kabir Celebration says Yakubu

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assures all airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to play host to air travellers during this Sallah celebrations. General Manager, Corporate Affair, said the authority as put modalities in place to ensure that passengers enjoy a hitch free Eid-El-Kabir celebration. She said: “As part of our commitment […]

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