Dana Air Comes With N18,000 Flash Sales On Enugu, Owerri, Asaba Routes

In celebration of this year’s yuletide, Dana Air has announced N18,000 flash sales for passengers travelling from Asaba, Owerri and Enugu to Lagos, valid till December 31, 2021. The airline made this commitment this during a courtesy visit by AHS Aviation Handling Services Nigeria Limited to Dana Air’s newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sukhjinder Mann. According to the Director of Aviation Handling Services (AHS), Sam Oluwole, “We are here to welcome Mr. Sukhjinder Mann back to the Nigerian Aviation industry and to discuss challenges in the ground handling sector…

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Christmas: Arik Resumes Scheduled Flight Operations To Owerri, Asaba

Arik Air has announced that beginning from Wednesday December 15, 2021, it would resume daily flight operations from Lagos to Owerri and Asaba. This was made known today by Mr Adebanji Ola the PR and Communications Manager of the airline. Banji added that both the Owerri and Asaba flights will operate from the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 1 otherwise known as General Aviation Terminal (GAT). He said that flights from Lagos to Owerri will depart at 7:00 am while the inbound from Owerri will leave Sam Mbakwe Airport at 8:30am…

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Air Peace To Kick Off Flights Into New Anambra Airport From December 7, 2021

Air Peace has announced that it would commence scheduled flights operations into the newly built Anambra International Cargo Airport from Tuesday December 7, 2021. This is coming sequel to the recent approval of the airport as Cargo and Passenger Airport by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). This news release, which would gladden the hearts of Anambra and people from the Eastern Nigeria was issued on Saturday by Air Peace’s Spokesperson, Mr Stanley Olisa, who stated that Anambra people can now heave a sigh of relief as they now have…

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Finally, Nigeria Lifts Suspension On Emirates Airline

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on Emirates Airline from flying into Nigeria without conditions. The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, disclosed this Saturday in Abuja in a statement by Mr James Odaudu, Director Public Affairs in the Ministry of Aviation. African Examiner reports that the Federal Government had barred Emirates from flying into Nigeria over discriminatory policies on Nigerians as regards to COVID-19 protocols by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to Sirika, the move came in response to the yearnings of Nigerian travelers and after…

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Christmas/Year End Travels: Air Peace Takes Delivery Of Two Airbus 320 Aircraft

Air Peace airline, one of the fastest rising airlines in the country has taken delivery of two Airbus 320s to boost its domestic and regional operations during the Christmas and New year, which witnesses huge passenger surge. The two 162-seater aircraft, with 12 Business Class seats and 150 Economy seats each, arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, around 20:00hrs on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Spokesperson of Air Peace, Stanley Olisa, who confirmed the acquisition said: “The two A320s will be deployed to boost both domestic and regional connectivity for…

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Air Peace Experiences Bird Strike On Lagos-Bound Owerri Flight

Air Peace has announced that it’s flight P47159 from Owerri to Lagos suffered a bird strike, which force the plane to undertake emergency landing in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital The bird strike according to the airline affected the Boeing 737 aircraft engine and forced a diversion to Port Harcourt where another aircraft will be ferrying the passengers to their destination. The airline explained the incident in a statement thus: “This is to inform the general public that Air Peace flight P47159 Owerri to Lagos on November 22, 2021,…

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Ibom Air Welcomes Her One-Millionth Passenger On Board

On Wednesday the November 3, 2021, the Management of Ibom Air, proudly welcomed the airline’s one-millionth passenger on board flight number IAN4134 departing from Victor Attah International Airport Uyo to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, at 16:00 local time. The passenger, Ms Olowodu Daba Obene, was on the queue to board when the count to the 1,000,000th passenger began. Ibom Air’s Director of Maintenance, Engineer Lookman Animashaun, conducted the count, which saw Ms Olowodu emerging as the 1,000,000th passenger. This disclosure was contained in a release signed by Annie Essienette,…

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Arik Air: Exit Of A Giant?

By Shola Adekola It is no longer news that in the last ten years over 20 domestic airlines in Nigeria have parked up which points to the fact that domestic airlines in the country hardly last more than ten years at a stretch without running into big problems which may either make or mar the affected airline. Among the list of dead airlines are: Chanchangi, IRS, Harka, Kabo, Okada, Freedom Air Services, Sosoliso, Associated, Medview, Bellview, FirstNation, Kolkol, ADC, Triax, Slok, Albarka, Associated, EAS, NICON, Fresh Air and many more.…

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Buhari Off To Saudi Arabia For Investment Summit, Lesser Hajj In Saudi Arabia

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday October 25, 2021, depart for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to participate in the investment conference organised by the Future Investment Initiative Institute. Senior Special Assistant to the President and Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this on Sunday in a statement titled ‘President Buhari to participate in investment summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’. The President will be joined at the 5th edition of the flagship investment event by business executives from Nigeria, bankers, Captains of industry and energy experts to discuss issues on the…

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Pending NG Eagle AOC Issuance: Senate Makes U-Turn, Apologises For Interfering In NCAA Duties

AMCON Head, Corporate Communications, Jude Nwauzor In what seemed like a twist in its earlier stance, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday warned against what it called political interference in the duties of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), while at the same time apologising for interfering in the processes of the pending issuance of Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) for NG Eagle. The new airline, which already has some aircraft on ground and ready to commence operations soon as the AOC is issued by the authorities…

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