Africa: Abuja-bound British Airways plane loses engine mid-flight

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A British Airways flight heading to Abuja from London on Tuesday returned to Heathrow Airport after the plane lost one of its engines mid-air. The airline confirmed that BA 083 flight returned to Heathrow and was met by the emergency services as a precaution measure after what it called “a minor technical issue.” In a mail sent to THISDAY, the […]

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News: British, Americans, Chinese, Germans and French were the Biggest Air Travellers in 2018 As Aviation records growth

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that 2018 saw more passengers fly than ever before, record airline efficiency, record fuel efficiency and more city pairs connected than previously. Additionally, the real cost of air transport last year was half of what it had cost 20 years ago. This information was contained in the ‘IATA World Air transport Statistics […]

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Aviation: British Airways uncovers what flyers really want

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British Airways has asked flyers across 10 global markets what features they would like to see in future air travel, with key responses including hyper-personalisation, immersive virtual realities, 3D-printed health solutions, modular aircraft connected to city infrastructures, hypersonic flying and super-slow ‘flight cruises’. The report, titled ‘BA 2119: Flight of the Future’ was commissioned by the airline to mark its […]

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Africa: British Man Charged With Poisoning Ugandans With ‘Miracle Cure’

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A British former clairvoyant and three Ugandans have been charged with distributing a liquid called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) to villagers in poor areas, which they claimed cured HIV, malaria and cancer, The Guardian reports. Sam Little, from Arlesey in Bedfordshire, Tim Tom, a pastor at Fort portal Christian fellowship, and herbalists Samuel Albert and Samula Tadeo were arrested after […]

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Africa: After 85 years of Service to Nigeria and 100 years to the World British Airways plans another 100 years –Olayinka

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Kola Olayinka is the Regional Commercial Manager, West Africa at British Airways. In this interview with Medinat Kanabe he speaks on the company’s growth trajectory in the last 100 years vis-à-vis opportunities and challenges in Nigeria’s economic landscape, especially for aviation business. Excerpts: British Airways celebrated 100 years recently, what are your thought on this accomplishment and what is the […]

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News: MPs say ’embarrassing and insulting’ UK visa system damages Africa relations

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British MPs have warned that the UK visitor visa system is “broken” and doing “severe damage” to UK-Africa relations. The problems faced by experts trying to visit the UK are so widespread that many Africans believe the Home Office to be prejudiced against them and deliberately trying to reduce visitor numbers. After six months taking evidence from people working across […]

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Aviation: 100 years of Aviation History as British Airways clocks the centenary

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There’s a wonderful monochrome image of a BOAC de Havilland Comet 4 over Sydney Harbour. The harbour bridge is prominent, but look closely and you’ll see there’s no Opera House. That’s because the photo was taken 60 years ago and the first British jet flew into Sydney’s Mascot in 1959 before construction began on the Opera House. That flight slashed […]

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Aviation: British Airways plane lands in Scotland, not Germany

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The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country. The British Airways flight from London City Airport was supposed to head to Duesseldorf, Germany, but ended up in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The airline said Monday the problem started when an incorrect […]

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Africa: More Flights and Investment Deliver The Best Of Both Worlds- Kola Olayinka, British Airways Commercial Manager For West Africa

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A hundred years ago, this year, the first scheduled international air service started when a De Havilland DH4 took off from Hounslow Heath bound for Paris. The fledgeling airline which operated that flight, Air Transport and Travel, through various evolutions, became British Airways. In international air travel, lots else has since changed. Post-war infrastructure and a series of technological leaps, […]

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Aviation: British Airways head urges government to tackle long delays

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The British Government has been urged by Alex Cruz, chief executive of British Airways to take measures about lengthening queues at the Heathrow Airport. Passengers arriving at the Heathrow Airport face delays of more than two hours to get through border control and the situation is getting ‘significantly worse’ as compared to other major hubs across the world. The head […]

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