Aviation: FG to return 10 Arik’s aircraft stranded overseas

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FG to return 10 Arik’s aircraft stranded overseas Barely 24 hours after taking over the management of Arik Air, the Federal Government has pledged to return at least 10 aircraft stranded overseas into the fleet of the airline. The 10 aircraft, as at the time of change in management, were said to have gone overseas for mandatory C-checks, but said […]

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Aviation: ‘Domestic airlines pay 40% of ticket revenue as tax’

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‘Domestic airlines pay 40% of ticket revenue as tax’ The Airline Operators of Nigeria has said the domestic carriers in the country are being stifled by the manipulation, feasting and pushing of their finances through multiple taxes, charges and levies to the extent that the airlines are now groaning under the pressure and some are going bankrupt. The Chairman, AON, […]

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Aviation crisis: 10 Aero planes stuck at Lagos airport

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10 Aero planes stuck at Lagos airport No fewer than 10 aircraft belonging to Aero Contractors are currently grounded at the old terminal of Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, checks by Daily Trust have shown. The airline, which is the oldest in the country, established in 1959, resumed operations on December 21, 2016 after about four months of self-imposed closure […]

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Aviation: Despite Recession, Airlines Sold N330bn Tickets in 2016

Despite Recession, Airlines Sold N330bn Tickets in 2016 Despite the economic downturn, which has eroded the purchasing power of Nigerians, air travel still recorded ticket sales of N330,548,324,796.84 from January to October 2016, a little less than N385,909,897,028. 80 sold between January to December in 2015. It is however projected that the total number of ticket sales last year would […]

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Aviation: How Aero Contractors can recover lost grounds

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How Aero Contractors can recover lost grounds By Louis Ibah After almost four months of self-imposed closure, Aero Contractors Airline on December 22, 2016, is back to the Nigerian skies. The airline that went on a self-imposed suspension on September 1, 2016 following months of struggle to remain profitable returned to schedule commercial flight operations to the delight of its […]

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Aircraft Operators: Why 47 Nigerian Airlines Closed Shop in 30 Years

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Diverse challenges mitigating against the smooth and profitable operations of airline business in Nigeria, have led to the closure of 47 airlines in the last 30 years. Some of the challenges include multiple taxation, policy deviation and policy contradiction by the executive arm of government, and high cost of renting ground space at airports. The Secretary General of Aircraft Operators […]

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Africa: Aviation sector needs urgent government attention-Uko

Travel expert and organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Ikechi Uko said urgent government attention is needed to save the air travel industry. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: Let’s start with what the economy has done to domestic passenger traffic. What is your evaluation of the market? From my experience in the past two weeks going to Abuja and […]

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Aviation: Economic Downturn, Fuel Scarcity Threatening Existence of Nigerian Carriers- Mbanuzuo

Dana Air’s Accountable Manager, Obi Mbanuzuo warns that Nigerian airlines may go under except urgent action is taken by the government to salvage the situation. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: How is fuel scarcity impacting on your operations? One of Dana’s main selling points is on-time performance and onboard service. Currently the on-time performance has been affected by the […]

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Africa: Aviation regulation in Nigeria: The chequered history

By Chris Aligbe Civil Aviation regulation in Nigeria became the function of the National Government in the immediate post-colonial period. Nigeria had bought over the equities of Elder Dempstar and other stakeholders in West African Airways Corporation – WAAC following the withdrawal of Ghana in 1958 after independence; it became imperative that the new nation put in place a regulatory […]

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Aviation: Economic Downturn Has Not Impinged on NCAA Operations- Usman

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Muhktar Usman said the agency carries out its functions effectively despite the economic downturn and the over-bloated workforce. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: Your workers seem to be aggrieved by your style of leadership possibly because their expectation is not being met in terms of training but they acknowledged they […]

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