Flight Disruptions: ‘We Are Sorry,’ Dana Air Appeals To Passengers

The management of Dana Air has apologised to its teaming passengers over the recent delays and flight cancellations due to an unscheduled maintenance on two of its aircraft, which was based on the airline’s strict adherence to global safety standards. This standard procedure, the airline said, disrupted its schedule on January 25 and 26, 2022. A statement from Dana said, “But we are working around the clock to return to our normal schedule very soon.” The statement continued, “Every time our schedule is disrupted, it is usually a very painful…

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We Will Provide Maximum Support Enugu State Governor Assures United Nigeria Airlines

Following the decision to move the operational hub United Nigeria Airline to Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has reiterated his administration’s commitment to support and encourage genuine private sector-driven business investments to bloom in the state. Gov. Ugwuanyi, who spoke when he received the management team of United Nigeria Airlines, led by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, at the Government House, Enugu, yesterday, assured the delegation that his administration will fully support the company to grow its business in Enugu State. The governor stressed that…

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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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