Flights Resumption - No More VIP Consideration At Airports - Sirika

Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika last night said as flights resume on Monday, aides of VIP passengers would henceforth be stopped from accessing the terminal. Sirika said airport officials have the right to stop every VIP accessing the terminal with his aides, adding, "The only VIP we cannot stop is Mr. President and he […]

Customs Generates N1.1 Billion From Undervalued Goods in 190 Days

The Nigeria Customs Special Strike force in Zone 'A' has raised a Debit Notes (DN) worth more than N1.104 billion from importers of cargo that pays lesser Customs duties to the federal government in the last six months (January to June). The amount was generated from importers who have paid lesser duties across the six […]

Aircraft Owners Oppose 100% Hike in Passenger Service Charge

Aircraft owners and pilots have kicked against the plan by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to hike the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) from N1,000 to N2,000 for domestic flights and from $50 to $100 for international flights, representing 100 per cent increase, with effect from August 1, 2020. President of Aircraft Owners and […]

Domestic Flights Resume July 8

The Federal Government Wednesday night announced July 8 as resumption date for domestic flights. Announcing this on his official twitter handle, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said domestic operations would resume at the Abuja and Lagos Airports on July 8. He said operations would resume at Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri Airports on July […]

Port Operators Seek Govt's Intervention to Reduce Cost of Doing Business

The Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Vicky Hastrup, has called on the federal government to speed up work on port access roads and put the necessary environment in place to reduce the high cost of doing business at the ports. Hastrup, who said terminal operators have lost 40 per cent of their […]

Govt Reopens Secondary Schools and Reopens Airports for Domestic Flights

Nigeria is reopening schools for the graduating class on the advice of a task force that students get help in preparing for examinations. The chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 Boss Mustapha said, the federal government also lifted the ban on interstate movement outside curfew hours and reopened airports for domestic flights. Mustapha […]

Air Peace Evacuates 327 Nigerians in Maiden Flight to London

Nigeria's major carrier, Air Peace yesterday airlifted about 327 Nigerians from London in the airline's maiden flight to UK's capital and the first leg of the evacuation exercise to Europe's commercial centre. A statement signed by the airline's spokesman, Mr. Stanley Olisa said that the Nigerians were airlifted by Air Peace iconic Boeing 777, with […]

NCAA Bans Private Jets for Charter Operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned charter services with privately-registered aircraft with effect from today, THISDAY's investigation has revealed. This is coming as the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, has said that the agency will implement flight spacing at all its airports in order to ensure […]

FAAN Increases Passenger Service Charge By 100%

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has increased the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) payable by air travellers on local and international flights by 100 per cent. FAAN said the new regime of N2,000 from N1,000 and $100 from the initial $50 per passenger would commence on August 1, 2020. With the implementation, air travellers […]

Unions Kick As Govt Mulls Airports' Concession

Aviation labour unions have issued threats to the federal government over the approval it received from the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) to concession Nigeria's four major airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt. The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has reiterated that concessioning of the facilities would pave way for private investors […]

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