Turkish Airlines Explains…Says Sacked Nigerian Workers Stole $600,000

Turkish Airlines has explained why it sacked Nigerian staff in response to the ongoing picketing of the airline. Days after the picketing by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the airline broke silence on Thursday, accusing the staff of engaging in ticket racketeering to the tune of $600,000 in 2023, thereby causing it serious financial losses within the period. The picketing of the operations of Turkish Airlines disrupted its operations with over 300 passengers of the airline stranded at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA). The organised labour, had vowed to…

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“It Was Take-Off Time But A Loud Knock On The Door Saved Us From Disaster” – Ibom Air Passenger

By NewsBits A former Director-General, the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr. Joe Abah, has narrated how a ground engineer saved travelers on an Ibom Airlines flight from a “potential disaster”. Narrating the experience on his X handle on Thursday, Abah said he boarded a 7:00 am flight from Lagos to Abuja on Thursday morning and the flight was ready to take off when the unusual happened. The popular public commentator explained that he was on the flight heading to Abuja with the co-founder and Director of BudgIT, Oluseun Onigbinde…

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Lufthansa, Others Cancel Flight To Israel Amid Growing Conflict

Lufthansa and its subsidiaries SWIIS International Air Lines and Austrian cancelled all flights to Israel on Friday due to the ongoing security situation. Swiss Info reports that four flights up to and including 7:00am on Saturday are affected, quoting a Lufthansa spokesperson said in response to an enquiry. According to the Zurich airport website, the Swiss flight from Zurich to Tel Aviv scheduled for 12:00 noon Friday has been cancelled. According to US media reports, at least one Israeli missile attacked a target in Iran. There were no initial reports…

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‘Devilish Conspiracy’, Air Peace Chairman, Onyema Slams Foreign Airlines Over Price Slash

By NewsBits The Chairman of Nigerian indigenous carrier, Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, has raised the alarm that foreign carriers operating the Nigeria-UK route allegedly conspire to send Air Peace out of international operations by crashing airfares on the route. Onyema gave the revelation on Tuesday while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme. He alleged that there is an “unspoken alliance” among foreign airlines to use lower pricing to eject Air Peace from the Nigeria-London route. “If they take out Air Peace prematurely, this country will pay dearly for…

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Air Peace Clarifies Leaving Passenger At Gatwick Airport

The management of Air Peace has denied claims that it abandoned a passenger and closed its counter for its Gatwick to Lagos flight on Monday. Mr Stanley Olisa, Corporate Communications Lead of the airline, stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Lagos. According to Olisa, the airline’s explanation became necessary after a video surfaced on social media alleging that it abandoned a Lagos-bound passenger at Gatwick Airport. “The video has claimed that the airline closed its counter before closing time because the aircraft was overbooked on the London…

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Air Peace’s Historical Night In Lagos, A welcoming Dawn In London

By Akin Kola-Akinlade That Air Peace has graciously taken the bull by its horns with the launch of the Lagos to London route is a self-evident truth. Also, that earnest cerebral work through oxygenated thinking by the management and staff has begun should leave no one in doubt. Now, decisions will have to be taken swiftly, and fast. Personnel must be guided by organizational policy that should be very dynamic. Tons of issues will arise that would require Initiative even at the level of supervisors whose circumstances will more often…

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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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