Africa: Nigeria Aviation may Choose Qatar as partner as it mulls National Carrier

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Despite the process currently going on to create a national carrier, THISDAY has learnt that the federal government still hopes to establish the new airline on the foundation already laid by Arik Air with technical support from the maintenance section of Aero Contractors. According to informed source from the industry, it would be a lot easier to build the national […]

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Aviation: Infighting threatens Nigeria’s planned National Carrier billed to take advantage of Africa open Skies

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Nigeria’s hope of having a new national carrier anytime soon may be dashed as LEADERSHIP Weekend investigations have shown that internal scuffle between the planning team is threatening the whole process. It was gathered that there is no clear-cut decision on whether or not to establish a national carrier at the moment. Findings show that since last year, the minister […]

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Africa: National Geographic list Harar, Ethiopia Ruaha Park, Tanzania Tetouan, Morocco and Andringitra, Madagascar among Top 21 Tourism destinations for 2018

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TANZANIA has been recommended as one of 21 best tourist destinations in the world ideal for 2018, according to international tourism experts. Thus, featuring prominently and the National Geographic magazine has picked Ruaha National Park, as among four African destinations. The magazine that is circulated worldwide in nearly 40 local-language editions and had a global circulation of approximately 6.5 million […]

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Africa: Google covers all South African National Parks with Street View for Tourism

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It’s now possible to head out on safari in Kruger National Park or climb the Drakensberg Range from the comfort of your living room or office thanks to a new project that has made 170 trails within South Africa’s national parks and reserves available on Google Street View. The tech giant, working with a South African team, used 360-degree cameras […]

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Africa: Nigerian National Airline will be up and running this year says Aviation Minister

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Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the establishment of a national carrier will grow Nigeria’s economy. In an interview with BBC, Amaechi said airline movements enhance the speed at which businesses are transacted within the country and a national airline will aid that. “The speed at which business is transacted and cargoes or freight are conveyed are greatly enhanced by […]

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Ethiopian voted best airline in Nigeria by travel agents

Renn Offor In a move that goes to consolidate the success story and leadership of Ethiopian Airline in Africa, the biggest travel association in Africa, National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents ( NANTA), which comprise over 1,500 agents, has voted Ethiopian the best airline in Nigeria during their annual general meeting which held in Ibadan last week. Ethiopian Airlines started […]

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Lagos To Partner FG On National Museum Modernization

The Lagos State Government is to collaborate with the Federal Government to redesign and modernize the National Museum at Onikan in Lagos to make it an international tourist attraction and historical hub. According to the union.com.ng, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode announced the decision following a request to that effect by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a […]

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‘92% of users of Nigerian airports is dissatisfied’-Survey

By RennOffor Over 15 million passengers pass through the airports in Nigeria every, but going by the just published report of a survey by conducted by Travelstart, 92 per cent of them, which represent a huge 13.8 million passengers are dissatisfied with their experiences at the airports. If the result of the survey is anything to go by, then it […]

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Ghana to launch National carrier, build new terminal as Turkish goes double daily to Accra

President John Dramani Mahama says government is working assiduously to get a new national airline established on a Public-Private-Partnership basis soon, after a successful prefeasibility study. “Government’s plan to set up a new national airline under a PPP arrangement to support the policy-objective of establishing Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as an aviation hub is also on-going. It is my expectation, […]

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