'Excessive Tax On Ticket, Operations Killing Air Travel Business'

Bernard Bankole is the President of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), the umbrella body of the travel agencies and agents otherwise known as the downstream sector of the aviation sector. In this interview with WOLE OYEBADE, Bankole takes a detailed look at the industry, recent review of Rate of Exchange, plan to […]

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5 Important Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Flight Voucher

Sometimes when you fly, situations may arise where an airline owes you something. It may be because of a delay, lost baggage, cancellation or rescheduled flight. To appease or compensate you, the airline is likely to offer you a voucher (s). Although the airline is handing out the voucher as compensation, there are terms and conditions […]

5 Clever Luggage Tips For Air Travel

To lighten the burden of packing your luggage, the following are some clever tips to significantly help with the process. The leading online travel agency, shares 5 clever luggage tips for air travel. Favour Soft Exterior Bags Soft exterior bags are better because you can easily shove them to fit into available space, especially for […]

NCAA Certifies Lagos Airport, Says It Meets International Standards

After months of remedial work and remodeling of facilities at the Murtala Muahmmed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has certified the nation's busiest airport for meeting global safety and security standards as prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). This is the first international airport out of the […]

British Airways to Resume Flights to Seychelles in Major Boost for Tourism

British Airways will resume direct flights to Seychelles in March after a decade-long absence, giving the island nation a major new boost to its tourism market, officials said on Tuesday. The airline will start operating two non-stop flights per week from London Heathrow airport to Seychelles from March 24 next year using its newest fleet […]

FAAN Workers Protest Planned Concession of Airports

Lagos and Ilorin — Workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN) under the aegis of the Air Transport Service Senior Staff Association (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) yesterday staged a protest to express their disapproval of plans by the federal government to concession the Lagos and Abuja […]

Aviation Body Backs Establishment of National Carrier

A think-tank body known as Aviation Round Table Initiative (ARTI), has expressed support for the establishment of national carrier but noted that such airline must be fully funded by the private sector and not by government or its agencies. The body, which observed that weak government policies were responsible for the failure of domestic airlines, […]

'Low-Cost Carrier to Save Airlines, Revive 22 Moribund Airports'

Strategic low-cost carrier programme has been identified as an important business model that will transform the air travel sector, especially the survival of local airlines and maximal use of airport infrastructure across the country. Concerned stakeholders told The Guardian that whereas the strategy will lower prices for affordability on less viable routes, it will increase […]

Air Peace Clinches Global Recognition

One of Nigeria's prominent operating airlines, Air Peace, has been added as a member International Air Transport Association, IATA. This was revealed in a press statement signed by the airline's communication manager, Chris Iwarah, on Sunday where he said that the airline achieved the feat only in a few months after securing its IATA Operational […]

Does Africa Only Have 3 Facilities to Repair Aircraft?

To attract investors, Nigeria's Kaduna state wants to repair aircraft. But would its planned facility be only the fourth on the continent, as the state's governor's account tweeted? Researched by David Ajikobi Located in Nigeria's northern heartland, the state of Kaduna aims to boost its economy by attracting more investors. One way it wants to […]

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