Aviation: Lome Togo May Become West Africa Aviation Hub As ASKY Plans MRO

ASKY Airlines (KP, Lomé) is planning to establish a training and aircraft MRO facility in West Africa in partnership with shareholder, Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa), the latter’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has disclosed. In an interview with The Reporter newspaper, Tewolde said talks with ASKY management and the Togolese government were currently ongoing and that if approved, the MRO facility […]

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African Entertainment: Friends Fun Wine to sponsor Nigeria’s Next Super Models 10th Anniversary

By Renn Offor A new wine, Friends Fun Wine has just been introduced into the Nigerian beverage market. And in a wine tasting session which was part of the initial press briefing, Joan Okorodudu, CEO Isis Models, speaking about the friends Fun Wine, revealed that Intercontinental Wines and Beverages Nigeria Limited, makers of the Friends Fun Wine would be sponsoring […]

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African: Foreign Airlines Accused of Using Forex Scarcity to Rip off Nigerians, FG

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By Chinedu Eze Foreign airlines operating in Nigeria have been accused of devising a means of ripping off Nigerians and the federal government by taking advantage of the shortage of dollars in the foreign exchange market, and the gap between the official exchange rate and the parallel market rate, THISDAY investigations have revealed. According to sources in the industry and […]

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Forex Crunch: Arik Air debunks suspension of Accra-Lagos route

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By Friday Nwosu. Nigeria and West Africa’s biggest carrier Arik Air has debunked media reports that it is jettison the Accra-Lagos route owing to the forex crisis rocking the aviation industry in the country. The forex crisis has been taking its toll on both domestic and international carriers operating in country’s aviation sector forcing some of them to either suspend […]

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African Aviation: Aviation Security Should Be Part of the National Security Infrastructure- Olowo

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President/Chief Executive of Sabre Network West Africa and current President of the Aviation Round Table, Gbenga Olowo is of the opinion that aviation security should become part of the national security infrastructure. He also spoke on other contentious issues in the sector. Chinedu Eze presents the excerpts: Looking at the controversy that trailed the last concession that was done in […]

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African Aviation: African Open Skies may not Benefit Nigerian Airlines says Arik Manager

By Friday Nwosu The Deputy Managing Director, Flight Operations, Arik Air, Captain Ado sanusi, has said the liberalization of African airspace being championed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) may not be beneficial to Nigerian carriers. Sanusi said this in a report published by Thisday newspaper at the just concluded IATA Day in Abuja. He said the open sky […]

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Togo launches New Airport Terminal

Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe on Monday inaugurated a new terminal at Lome Airport which cost $150 million.The two-floor 6000 m² building is equipped with new state-of-the-art material including fifty check-in counters three of which are automatic. With this new terminal, we will deal with 2 to 3 million passengers per year, the Director of Togo’s National Civil Aviation Agency, Colonel […]

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Nigerian Airlines may ground flights as fuel scarcity bits harder

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By Chinedu Eze Nigerian Airline operators have urged passengers to expect more delays or cancelled flights as the scarcity of aviation fuel, known as Jet A1, bites harder, adding that scheduled operations may stop altogether, unless more fuel is delivered in the next few days. Since last week, domestic airlines have faced severe challenges sourcing aviation fuel for their scheduled […]

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Dirty fight by Airlines for Nigeria’s sky and forex

By Louis Odion Anyone still doubting the manipulative influence of multinationals in the political economy of Third World countries like Nigeria only needs to pay more attention to dispatches from our aviation sector lately. With the nation falling on hard times in the last eighteen months over the steep drop in oil price and the $28b foreign reserve barely enough […]

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FG to Save N4bn Annually from Travel Costs

Nigeria’s government said it is to save about N4 billion annually from travel costs as the Efficiency Unit (E_UNIT) of the Ministry of Finance enters discussions with local and international airlines to secure travel discounts for government officials. The discussions, the ministry said in a statement, are yielding positive results. According to the statement issued by the Special Adviser, Media, […]

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