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: Poor Management Threatens Survival of Arik Air

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Poor Management Threatens Survival of Arik Air Industry experts have expressed worries that Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Arik Air may go under in the next few months and over 3000 workers directly employed by the airline will lose their jobs; unless the airline is taken over by efficient management with international experience. THISDAY learnt that the initial plan prior to its […]

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

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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: ‘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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Africa: Why 4 Generations of Airlines have failed in Nigeria-Olowo

Why 4 Generations of Airlines have failed in Nigeria-Olowo The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI) President, Mr. Gbenga Olowo has given his voice to the recent take-over of Arik Air by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON. He said other airlines in the country not only Arik Air should be looked into for better operations. “Treating the Arik […]

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Aviation: Nigerian Government takes over West Africa’s Largest carrier Arik Air

Nigerian Government takes over West Africa’s Largest carrier Arik Air by Friday Nwosu Nigeria and West Africa’s largest carrier, Arik Air has been taken over by the country’s government in a bid to prevent the airline from going the way of other airlines that have gone out of operation. The move to take over the operation of the airline by […]

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Aviation: ‘Why Africa’s air transport growth is sluggish’

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‘Why Africa’s air transport growth is sluggish’ To grow air transport in Africa, governments and players in the continent must tackle the deficiency of skilled manpower, the chairman of Nigerian Aviation Safety Initiative (NASI), Captain Dung Pam has said. He said African countries, including Nigeria have the highest number of ‘unskilled ‘ aviation manpower among leading air transport blocs in […]

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Aviation: SAA Introduces Business Class BOGOF EX Abuja

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SAA Introduces Business Class BOGOF EX Abuja By Friday Nwosu South African Airways is introducing a buy one get one free Business class promo to commemorate its on year of operation into the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. The flight according to the airline is from the Abuja to Johannesburg. The airline added that the promotion is valid sale between […]

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Aviation: SAA and RwandAir reject reports by Nigerian Media

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The national carriers of Rwanda, and South Africa, RwandAir and South Africa Airways (SAA), have both rejected Media reports published in the Guardian, one of Nigeria’s leading newspapers in the country and a popular online news medium, Sahara reporters. Imagine addressing a Press conference to announce the introduction of Airbus A330 to Lagos as a show of confidence in the […]

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