Japan and Singapore top 2019 list of world's most powerful passports

It's been a two-horse race this year to be named the world's most powerful passport, with both top contenders in Asia. Going into the final quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore held onto their position as the world's most travel-friendly passports. That's the view of the Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the access each country's […]

Lagos Tarries On 'Restricting' Motorcycle, Tricycle Operations

The Lagos State Government clarified yesterday that it has not taken a decision on the operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in the state. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, explained that the government would not be taking "definitive action" on the Okada and Keke riders without consulting the stakeholders. Daily Trust reports […]

Peace Mass Transit Launches 50 Brand New Buses

Peace Mass Transit (PMT) Limited, the leading mini-bus transport company in the country, has readied a total of 50 brand new buses for injection into its fleet. The buses are all products of newly established PMT Vehicle Assembly Plant, located within the Emene Industrial Layout headquarters of the company. PMT Executive Director in charge of […]

Absence of ILS At Lagos Airport Forces BA to Divert Flights to Ghana

UK mega carrier, British Airways, yesterday diverted its Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos-bound flights to Accra, Ghana, due to absence of functional Instrument Landing System (ILS, THISDAY has learnt. THISDAY's investigation also revealed that the UK mega carrier had on Monday diverted its flights to Accra, Ghana because the pilots did not want to […]

Bolt Appoints Femi Akin-Laguda As New Country Manager

The leading on-demand transportation platform, Bolt, has appointed Femi Akin-Laguda as the Country Manager for its operations in Nigeria. Having served in various capacities at Bolt over the last three years most recently as City Manager for Lagos where he engineered the introduction of an identity verification portal- a first of its kind safety feature […]

FAAN Reopens Port Harcourt Airport After Fire Incident

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday announced the reopening of Port Harcourt International Airport after a fire outbreak, which disrupted operations. FAAN said on its official twitter handle that normal flight activities had since commenced at the airport. "Following a careful evaluation and mitigation of the impact of the bush fire earlier reported […]

Oshodi Transport Interchange Records 1.6 Million Passengers

Africa's foremost transportation icon, Oshodi Transport Interchange has recorded 1.6 million passengers in its first 250 days. The Managing Director of Planet Projects, Mr.Biodun Otunola disclosed this yesterday while conducting media executives on a tour of the facility He said the passenger traffic was recorded in Terminal 3, currently in full operations, adding that terminals […]

Great expectations after mixed fortunes in local air transport

The disappointments of 2019 were indeed glaring. But the marginal growth in the air transport business was fairly comforting and reassures a better 2020 – if the decision-makers are willing. While many still await the aviation development masterplan to materialise in its fourth year on the table, there are low hanging fruits to explore for […]

International Air Transport Association sets new measures for cargo handling audit

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new programme to raise global standards in cargo handling operations and audit. The Smart Facility Operational Capacity (SFOC) programme, with two components, aims to reduce audit complexity and duplication for cargo handling facilities. The first component, being the Smart Facility Operational Capacity Audit Certification or SFOC […]

Enugu Airport to reopen in April

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, yesterday inspected the ongoing reconstruction exercise at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and gave the assurance of a re-opening by April. Sirika said that the runway would be completed before the celebration of Easter following an intensive rehabilitation work seen at the site. Recall that the Federal Government […]

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