Aligbe: Those Opposed to Airport Concessions are Enemies of Nigeria

Those Opposed to Airport Concessions are Enemies of Nigeria Industry consultant and CEO of Belujane Konsult, Chris Aligbe has said the National Assembly is contributing to the retardation of the aviation industry and called for the transparent concession of airport facilities. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: Before the Senate backed down on Tuesday, the members opposed the planned closure […]

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Akwaaba 2016: Aviation experts speak on why African airlines fail

Aviation experts at the just concluded Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos have identified the problems militating against the growth of the Aviation industry in Nigeria and Africa and why airlines fail. The experts who were also discussants on the paper presented by the former managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun on the […]

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Bellview Airlines: A tale of life, peak and plunge

WHEN the name Bellview Airlines is mentioned, people will remember it as one of the airlines that came up when the country needed more airlines to handle the teeming passengers in the country. Owned by Kayode Odukoya, Bellview was at a point also the toast of the Nigerian Skies and was the biggest wig on the West-Coast route as the […]

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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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African: UBA , Jimoh Ibrahim disagree over Alleged diversion of aviation funds

There was a mild drama at the ongoing investigation of alleged diversion of N500 billion intervention funds for aviation and power sectors in the Senate Wednesday. Chairman of NICON Group of Companies, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, flatly denied allegation of diversion of N35 billion out of the N500 billion said to have been released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) […]

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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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