Africa Aviation: We will concession Nigerian Airports on PPP, Hon. Sirika tells stakeholders


By Renn Offor Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Abubakar Sirika, has presented the Federal Government’s Aviation Roadmap to stakeholders over the weekend, and saying in the process that Nigeria’s Government is now ready to move on with the concession of the airports through the process of Public Private Partnership (PPP), even as he stipulated government’s strategy for […]

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Aviation: Emirates present 3 reasons why they stopped Abuja flight to the Nigerian Minister

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Nigeria’s Ministry of Aviation is asking foreign airlines in the process of downgrading or suspending their operations to reconsider their plans and decisions. The Ministry is assuring them that the challenges currently besetting the industry and other sectors would soon become things of the past. The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, made the appeal on Wednesday when […]

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Aviation: Depleting Passenger Traffic in Nigeria

As air passenger traffic continues to nosedive due to high fares and schedule hiccups occasioned by aviation fuel scarcity, Chinedu Eze warns that the development constitutes a major setback to Nigeria’s air transport sector and the economy as a whole. Nigerians are in a quagmire over limited choices of the right means of transport. The country has networks of roads […]

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Africa: Nigeria Airline Air Peace grows fleet, plans international Route


Air Peace’s plan to cover more local routes and operate international flights has received a huge boost with the delivery of the new aircraft it recently acquired. Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the airline,Chief Allen Onyema told reporters in Lagos that the airline embarked on the acquisition of more aircraft to service its local market and the international routes recently approved […]

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


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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African: Aviation Fuel is higher in Ghana than other West African airports says AFRAA boss


International airlines are shying away from Ghana as a result of the current high aviation fuel prices, Raphael Kuuchi, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Vice President for Africa has said. “One challenge I think needs to be addressed if Ghana’s aviation is going to move to the next level is addressing the high fuel price. The fuel price in Ghana […]

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No Major Airline and Aviation Hub in West and Central Africa – Minister

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said on Monday that the West and Central African region was existing without any significant aviation business hub. Sirika said this in Abuja at the 2016 Aviation Day Africa organised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the theme “Driving Economies Through The Power of Aviation’’. The minister was represented by […]

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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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