Africa: Why Nigerian aviation remains at infancy for 91 years with Collapse of over 100 Airlines

Why Nigerian aviation remains at infancy for 91 years with Collapse of over 100 Airlines As the air travel sector closes in on its centenary, WOLE OYEBADE, in this report, examines its growth rate and why it is sleepwalking. Bimpe Adesanya has lived in England all her life. A nurse by profession, but her over three decades in the UK […]

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Aviation: Has AMCON become Nigerian aviation’s knight in shining armour?

Arik engine goes to aero AMCON Airlines

Has AMCON become Nigerian aviation’s knight in shining armour? By FEMI OYEDIRAN The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) recently took over control of Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline in order, we are told, to protect their anxious creditors, prevent a catastrophic shutdown of services to the public and preserve the jobs of their long-suffering employees. Arik, has debts of […]

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Aviation: Nigeria Accused of Using Arik’s Take over as Ruse to Set up National Carrier

Nigeria Accused of Using Arik’s Take over as Ruse to Set up National Carrier The Association of Concerned Aviation Professionals (ACAP) has expressed alarm at the brazen takeover of Arik Air by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on behalf of the federal government, describing the foremost local carrier as a private concern, which accounts for over 60 per […]

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Aviation: The Rise and Demise of Nigeria Airways

Recently, the Nigeria Senate demanded that the Federal Government of Nigeria should revive the defunct Nigeria Airways before the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. It claimed that reviving the dead airline would address the present indiscriminate and unregulated increase in airfares. However, understudying the rise and fall of Nigeria airways would often suggest that reviving the airline may […]

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African Aviation: Aviation Security Should Be Part of the National Security Infrastructure- Olowo

Sabre aviation Olowo

President/Chief Executive of Sabre Network West Africa and current President of the Aviation Round Table, Gbenga Olowo is of the opinion that aviation security should become part of the national security infrastructure. He also spoke on other contentious issues in the sector. Chinedu Eze presents the excerpts: Looking at the controversy that trailed the last concession that was done in […]

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As Nigerian Airlines Lose the W’African Market

Since after the demise of the Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL), which hitherto dominated the West and Central Africa air travel market, competing with Ghana’s and Cameroon’s national carriers, these sub-regions, known as the West Coast, have remained an open market. Now competition is rife in this market, which Nigerian airlines ought to play dominant roles because over 60 per cent […]

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