FAAN, Workers to Dialogue Over Strike Threat

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Air Transport Service Senior Staff Association (ATSSSAN) are to enter into negotiations over the recent strike ultimatum issued to the agency. The association had given FAAN 48 hours to meet its demands or risk industrial action. It wants FAAN to immediately reverse the approval granted Bi-Courtney […]

Tales of Terminal One

It happens every so often. Sometimes you take it in your stride and move on. Sometimes the stupidity gets you cranky. So you arrive at Rome's Fiumicino Airport. You've had the longest walk ever to get to baggage claim and reacquaint yourself with your possessions. You are looking forward to the castle, nestled in the […]

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Can Sirika Make a Difference?

As the new Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika settles down to work, stakeholders in the aviation sector are optimistic that he can revamp the aviation sector if he adopts the right strategies. In the last few weeks, the media has been awash with reports of evil activities of Boko Haram, Nigeria's new cabinet […]

Stakeholders Laud Security At Lagos Airport, Canvass More Training

Stakeholders in the aviation industry on Wednesday lauded security at the airside of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Arising from a three-day workshop to mark the Murtala Muhammed Airport Safety Week in Lagos, the stakeholders said that security at Nigeria airports airside has recorded significance improvement over the years as evidenced by the near […]

Aviation Expert Advises Domestic Carriers To Dispose B737s To Cut Operational Cost

An aviation expert, Herbert Odika, has advised domestic carriers in Nigeria to dispose their large aircraft, Boeing 737s and opt for smaller planes in order to cut running cost and return to profitable ventures. Chief executive of FMC Aviation Services Limited, Odika in an interaction with some aviation correspondents said to revive the airline business in […]

Arik Air – Nigeria’s Next National Carrier?

Following moves by the federal government to establish a national carrier, indications have emerged that the country’s largest carrier, Arik Air,  may become the much-needed national carrier. Managing director of the airline, Mr Chris Ndulue, while speaking with a national daily, said that the airline is only awaiting an official declaration naming it the national carrier […]

SIFAX Calls for Merger of Haulage Firms

The General Manager, SIFAX Haulage and Logistics Limited, Mr. Saheed Lasisi, has called for the merger of haulage firms in the country to ensure the development of the transport industry. He also called for strict enforcement of standards in haulage sub sector, pointing out that it remains a key factor that would aid the development […]

SAA Kicks Off Flight Operations from Abuja to Johannesburg

South Africa Airways, SAA, has announced the commencement of direct flight from Abuja to Johannesburg, South Africa as part of measures to boost bilateral relationship between the two countries. The flight which will commence  on 26 January, 2016 will be on simultaneous to and fro operation and would be on three times weekly for a start. […]

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