Africa: BA cancels flights, Aero recalls workers

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Many Nigerians were among passengers stranded at London Heathrow on Wednesday as British Airways(BA) cancelled and rescheduled several flights following a check-in system failure. The rescheduled London-Lagos flight would be operated on Thursday (today), the airline said. The BA announced later that the system which caused disruption to its flight operations had been restored. “We have resolved the temporary systems […]

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Aviation: Drunk Passenger Was “Practicing Judo Sweeps” on BA Flight Attendant

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A female passenger who tripped members of British Airways (BA) cabin crew on a flight from Johannesburg to London last December has been convicted of assault and fined, Metro.co.uk reports. The outlet states that Hilary Mackay had consumed both wine and rum during the course of the journey and became aggressive toward staff on the flight. At one point, three […]

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Tourism: South Africans and Nigerians travel for sentimental Reasons —BA Survey

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A British Airways’ (BA), survey of over 2,000 respondents in 10 countries has found that on average, nearly half (47 per cent) travelers regard travel as one of the most important things they want to achieve this year. According to the survey, while Nigerians are less inclined to consider travel an essential objective compared to other nationalities, 41 per cent […]

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Aviation: Arik Should hear this: BA to pay £300,000 fine for 5 hours delay caused by Toilet Papers

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British Airways (BA), had to pay a steep bill after a shortage of toilet paper roll and the wrong kind of headphone on board a flight from London, Gatwick to caused a five hour delay. Under European passengers’ rights rules, BA could be paying passengers up to £291,000 in compensation, plus thousands more in expenses. The BA 777, with a […]

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Aviation: Nigerians love UK sports, history, says BA study and will visit Europe more this year

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Nigerians love UK sports, history, says BA study and will visit Europe more this year A 2016 British Airways survey of travellers has revealed that some Nigerians are more familiar with UK sports and history than some of their European counterparts. Disclosing this last week while releasing its travel plans for the year, the airline noted that sport, culture and […]

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African Aviation: Foreign Airlines Lose Nigeria’s High Yield Market to Economic Downturn

According to THISDAY, investigations have revealed that foreign airlines lose about $200 million monthly to the present economic crunch in Nigeria, which has forced potential travellers to defer their trips due to lack of disposable income. Also, there is reduction in passenger traffic as cash squeeze has impacted negatively on the purchasing power of the citizens, forcing million to spend […]

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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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London bound Man Bites Passenger on board BA flight from Dubai

A 21-year-old man was arrested on a British Airways flight after becoming violent and then allegedly biting a fellow passenger. Metropolitan police confirmed the man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and being drunk on board an aircraft and that an injured passenger received medical assistance for a minor injury at the scene. The injured passenger had been […]

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BA still dominates, as carrier marks 80 years on Nigerian route

Eighty years ago, a largely unreported event took place, which would help pave the way for modern air services between Nigeria and the rest of the world. On February 9, 1936, the weekly Imperial Airways’ flight from London to Khartoum connected with another flight to Kano, heralding the start of services to Nigeria. These pioneering flights, according to a statement […]

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