Why Air Peace Settled For Following Heathrow’s ‘Unavailability’

Allen Onyema, Air Peace Chairman believes events that led it to Gatwick Airport instead of its preferred Heathrow has played to the airline’s advantage. Amid negotiations for a slot at Heathrow Airport, hurdles arose, prompting consideration of alternative options like Gatwick, Stansted, or Luton. Eventually, Onyema, though initially hesitant, recognized Gatwick’s strategic benefits, including easier access to London’s south and efficient transportation links. “When we applied, they told us Heathrow was not available to us and they were even suggesting London Stansted Airport or Luton. They also suggested Gatwick, but…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Takes A Test Flight In An Upgraded Tu-160M

A modernized Tu-160M nuclear-capable strategic bomber takes off in Kazan, Russia February 22, 2024. Sputnik/Dmitry Azarov/Pool via REUTERS …Compliments The Capabilities Of The Supersonic Bomber In Carrying Out Nuclear Strikes Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will greenlight the modernized Tu-160M to enter service, after a flight on Thursday on board the nuclear-capable strategic bomber. The 30-minute flight from Kazan followed Wednesday’s inspection of the Gorbunov Aviation Plant, which is charged with modernizing the aircraft originally developed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the 1970s. The bomber’s flight path…

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Dana Air Introduces Exclusive Rewards, Fares For Miles Club Members

Dana Air, a leading airline committed to exceptional service, has introduced an array of additional rewards for its frequent flier club members. A statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications, Dana Airlines Limited, Kingsley Ezenwa said the unveiling of extra reward is in response to the escalating costs of air travel. This initiative, the statement said, is aimed at expressing gratitude to loyal customers and to also ensure that they continue to enjoy seamless travel experiences despite the current challenges in the industry. Speaking on the new initiative for Dana…

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Aviation Growth: Thai Airways Orders 45 More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Thai Airways has placed an order for 45 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners as the airline looks to modernize and grow its widebody fleet and international network. The joint announcement was officially made by Boeing and Thai Airways. Thai Airways selected the Boeing 787-9 model to support its long-term strategy to renew and expand its fleet with more efficient jets, as well as open new routes to support high demand for air travel across Southeast Asia. “To accomplish our company’s and the national carbon neutral goals by 2050, the 45 new…

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Adenike Aboderin Appointed SAHCO Managing Director As Basil Agboarumi Tenure Ends

Following the completion of his tenure as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc., Mr Basil Agboarumi has religuished his post just as Mrs Adenike Aboderin was appointed as replacement. Head of Corporate Communications at SAHCo Plc, Mrs. Vanessa Adetola Vanessa Uansohia in a statement said Aboderin’s appointment as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the aviation ground handling company is effective, February 1, 2024, following the confirmation of the board. With the appointment, Aboderin has also made history as the first female CEO of the foremost…

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Ethiopian Airlines Suffers Apparent Gear Collapse

By NewsBits One of Ethiopian Airlines’ De Havilland Dash 8-400s appears to have suffered a landing-gear collapse during a runway excursion, following a domestic flight. The aircraft had been operating flight ET106 from Addis Ababa to Mekele in the north of the country on January 18. Ethiopian Airlines states that the aircraft experienced the excursion after landing at around 14:10. “All passengers and crew were disembarked safely with no injuries,” it adds, although it has not disclosed numbers. Source: Bombardier

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The Beautiful Thieves

By Steve Osuji Diezani, Sadiya And Betta: Interrogating why beautiful women seem worse treasury looters Should we make a law urgently that our beautiful women should never be allowed near the national till? Has anyone else noticed the seeming emerging trend of our women public officials outdoing the men in making a mess of our national treasury? The womenfolk seem to take no prisoners when they have opportunity to attack, and they show exceptional impunity and the iron balls of hardened pyrates. In May 2014, this column (then appearing in…

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Air Peace Expands Regional Network, With Flight Operations To Abidjan, Cotonou From January 22

Air Peace, has concluded plans to launch flight connectivity from its Lagos hub to Cotonou in Benin Republic and Abidjan in Ivory Coast on January 22, 2024, bringing to 10 its regional destinations in less than a decade of commencing scheduled flight operations. This information is contained in a news release issued today, Wednesday, January 10, 2024, by the airline’s Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa. He said that the new routes were further confirmation of the airline’s unyielding drive to connect the whole of Africa and facilitate economic prosperity on the continent.…

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Aviation: United States Grounds 171 Boeing MAX Planes For Safety Checks

U.S. regulators on Saturday temporarily grounded 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9 jetliners for safety checks following a cabin panel blowout that forced a new Alaska Airlines jet carrying passengers to make an emergency landing. A piece of fuselage tore off the left side of the jet as it climbed following takeoff from Portland, Oregon, en route to Ontario, California, on Friday, forcing pilots to turn back and land safely with all 171 passengers and six crew on board. Several passengers suffered injuries. The plane had been in service for just…

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Aviation: Keyamo Seeks Strict Adherence To ICAO Standards, Expresses Commitment To Safety, Others Issues

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN has assured of strict adherence to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards and the safety of the country’s aerospace. This is coming as the Minister reiterated his commitment to ensuring the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and reliability for air travellers, airlines, and all stakeholders. In his New Year message, he noted that the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development, extends its sincere gratitude to the entire aviation community for their resilience and collaboration…

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