Aviation: American Airlines are charging for Overhead Bin will other Airlines copy? US senate Worries

American Airlines are charging for Overhead Bin will other Airlines copy? US senate Worries NewYork Senator  Charles Schumer has threatened legislation if airlines continue to monetize every atom, Senate minority leader said Sunday. His target: Overhead bin fees. American Airlines recently announced that it would join United Airlines in instituting such a policy and Schumer feared of the ripple effect […]

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Aviation: Turkish Airlines carries 40000 passengers in 8 months from Lagos

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Despite the current economic recession and the low value of the naira, some foreign airlines are looking beyond the present economic situation and this has informed their continued operation in Nigeria. Although at the beginning of the crash of the naira, some airlines had stopped operation into the country, but industry observers said that those airlines that left were really […]

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Aviation: How and Why 4 Foreign Airlines stopped flights to Nigeria

Low value of the local currency, unfavourable forex policy, aviation fuel scarcity and high cost of fuel, and poor infrastructure have kept international carriers under pressure and forcing them to leave the juicy Nigerian market, writes Chinedu Eze In a normal operational situation where there is no security threat, no diplomatic imbroglio and there is no war, foreign airlines cannot […]

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Aviation: How West Africa can leverage SAA’s direct flight to DC

It has been a year since South African Airlines (SAA) started direct flight operations to the United States’ capital, Washington DC, under a 5thFreedom Right from Ghana, to fill a yawning gap of meeting the large demand on that route and also offer convenience to the travelling public. Grounded on convenience to the traveller, SAA has gone ahead to establish […]

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US Visa Issuance: Nigeria Ranks First in Africa

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Chinedu Eze Nigeria has been ranked number one in Africa in the number of visa requests approved by the US Foreign Affairs Department. According to a document made available to THISDAY, Nigeria was also ranked number four in the world in the number of visas issued by the US in 2015. Out of 2,738,528 visas issued to non-immigrant visa applicants […]

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Forex Crunch: Arik Air debunks suspension of Accra-Lagos route

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By Friday Nwosu. Nigeria and West Africa’s biggest carrier Arik Air has debunked media reports that it is jettison the Accra-Lagos route owing to the forex crisis rocking the aviation industry in the country. The forex crisis has been taking its toll on both domestic and international carriers operating in country’s aviation sector forcing some of them to either suspend […]

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African Aviation: Ethiopian exploits opportunity in the underserved US-West Africa market

By Friday Nwosu Ethiopian Airlines, Africa largest carrier which newly introduced the first African Airbus A350 XWB is seeking to exploit opportunities on the New York, US, West African route. West Africa is an underserved market from New York and the US generally – forcing most passengers to fly via Europe. According to a report in CAPA, the carrier is […]

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African Aviation: Foreign Airlines Lose Nigeria’s High Yield Market to Economic Downturn

According to THISDAY, investigations have revealed that foreign airlines lose about $200 million monthly to the present economic crunch in Nigeria, which has forced potential travellers to defer their trips due to lack of disposable income. Also, there is reduction in passenger traffic as cash squeeze has impacted negatively on the purchasing power of the citizens, forcing million to spend […]

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Aviation in Africa: Has The forex crisis driven United Airlines out of Nigeria?

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… as British Airways re-evaluate Nigerian route United Airlines, one of the US carriers flying to Nigeria has hinted its customers in the country that it will soon cease flight operations to the country from the 30th of June 2016. The airlines said the last flight from Houston to Lagos will operate on June 29th, 2016 and Lagos to Houston […]

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