'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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Aviation union faults ministry merger

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Wednesday faulted the scrapping of the Ministry of Aviation by the Federal Government. The Assistant General-Secretary of NUATE, Mr Olayinka Abioye, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The Federal Government had on Tuesday merged the ministry with […]

Virgin Atlantic Explains Sack of Nigerian Cabin Crew Members

Following the controversy that trailed the report that Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the two British carriers that fly London- Nigeria route, had fired all its Nigerian employees, the airline has reacted. The airline was equally alleged to have sacked its crew members working in its Lagos office. Among its Nigerian workers that were reportedly sacked were […]

Passengers’ Bill of Rights; What Nigerian Air Travelers Need To Know

The Consumer Protection Department (CPD) is a division of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). It was launched in March 2001, to ensure that all aviation consumers obtain the best services in air transportation. Its main mission is to serve as the eagle eye of the industry by being responsible for informing, educating and protecting […]

Nigeria, Others to Continue Experiencing Weak Growth in International Passenger Traffic - - IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Friday predicted that airlines operating in Nigeria and other African countries would continue to experience weak growth in international passengers' traffic. This is contained in IATA global passenger traffic results for August issued by its Director-General, Mr Tony Tyler. "Adverse economic developments in parts of the continent, including […]

Flights Grounded at Abuja Airport as Management Fails to Pay Power Bills

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company has disconnected the Failure of the management of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to pay its electricity bills for about 3 months has led to it’s disconnection from the power grid by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company. The disconnection of grid power supply by the AEDC resulted in some […]

Arik Air Refutes Bankruptcy Claims

Nigeria’s largest carrier, Arik Air, on Thursday, October 1 refuted claim in some quarters that the airline is facing financial challenges. The airline said: “We would like to once again state that the airline is not under any abnormal financial or operational difficulties and wish to assure passengers of the high level of safety and customer service that […]

“Airlines Not Willing To Pay Debts To Agencies” – Aviation Source

There are strong indications that indebted airlines will not pay up the debts owed to aviation  agencies anytime soon despite unions’ protests over alleged N100 billion debt. A reliable aviation source revealed that a major debtor airline has yet to come to agreement as to the actual value of its debt. The source said: “They have had meetings […]

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