Aviation: Nigerian Airlines Recorded Huge Losses to Aviation Fuel, FX Scarcity in 2016- Arumemi-Ikhide

Nigerian Airlines Recorded Huge Losses to Aviation Fuel, FX Scarcity in 2016- Arumemi-Ikhide The Chairman of Arik Air, Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide spoke to ChineduEze on the challenges that hampered the operations of local airlines in 2016. Excerpts: Arik Air must have lost huge revenue when the unions stopped your operations for one day? We had held talks with labour and we […]

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

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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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Aviation: Arik Air airlifts 19.5m passengers in 10 yrs, to increase fleet to 52 by 2025

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…Airline laments inability to operate Abuja-London route By Sade Williams Arik Air, West and Central Africa’ s largest carrier, said on Monday it carried over 19 million passengers between October 30, 2006, when it started operations and October, 30, 2016, when it clocked 10 years of providing safe and secure air travel to the Nigerian public. Speaking at a press […]

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Aviation: How Ghana’s AWA delivered the Aviation blow to its Nigerian Rivals

By Ikechi Uko Consistency pays if the steps are sure and steady. That is the story coming out of Accra Ghana. There is this arrogance and Chutzpah ingrained in any Nigeria once he finds himself in any Competition. Every Nigerian believes he should win the argument -any Argument. Now when his opponent is Ghana he is ever motivated to win […]

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Africa: Nigerian Airlines have World’s Lowest Aircraft Utilisation-Sanusi

Deputy Managing Director, Arik Air, Captain Ado Sanusi has pointed out key things the government should do to help Nigerian airlines sustain their operations. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: What do you think government can do now to help the airlines? The airlines are facing multiple challenges. These challenges include high cost of operation in the country, which is […]

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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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Chanchangi Airlines: Grounded but still dreaming of the skies

ESTEEMED readers, I hope you have not forgotten Chanchangi Airlines so soon, an airline that controlled over 40 per cent of the domestic market even with Arik Air there until the once great airline grounded to a halt. Chanchangi was so known back then that it had charter operations contracts with the United Nations, the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Football […]

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Bellview Airlines: A tale of life, peak and plunge

WHEN the name Bellview Airlines is mentioned, people will remember it as one of the airlines that came up when the country needed more airlines to handle the teeming passengers in the country. Owned by Kayode Odukoya, Bellview was at a point also the toast of the Nigerian Skies and was the biggest wig on the West-Coast route as the […]

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Aviation: 2016 year of big winners and losers in West Africa

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IKECHI UKO West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no strong Airline in West Africa and no Airport hub in West and Central Africa. East Africa has 2 hubs in Nairobi and Addis Ababa while South Africa has the massive Oliver […]

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US Visa Issuance: Nigeria Ranks First in Africa

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Chinedu Eze Nigeria has been ranked number one in Africa in the number of visa requests approved by the US Foreign Affairs Department. According to a document made available to THISDAY, Nigeria was also ranked number four in the world in the number of visas issued by the US in 2015. Out of 2,738,528 visas issued to non-immigrant visa applicants […]

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