Agbakoba wants President-elect to focus on aviation sector for economic diversification
PRESIDENT-ELECT, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has been advised to intensify the diversification of Nigeria’s economy by focusing on the aviation sector as a major revenue earner with huge potentials. Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) president and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olisa Agbakoba, gave the advice recently at an interactive session with journalists in Lagos.
Port Health calls for medical emergency initiative at airports
The Director, Port Health Service, Dr Morenike Alex-Okoh, has called for an immediate Airport Medical Emergency Network Initiative (AMEN-i) to address the gaps associated with emergency case at the airports nationwide.
Wonders of Istanbul, a city divided by two continents
NAPOLEON Bonaparte (1769-1821), a French military general, who became the first emperor of France, in his drive for military expansion to change the world, once described Istanbul, Turkey this way: “If the world were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.”
FAAN gives support to develop African airports
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said that it will continue to play a leading role in advocating collaboration among aviation partners to address major challenges in development of the air transport sector in Africa.
Airline operators decry cost of maintaining planes abroad
DUE to the absence of certified maintenance facilities for aircraft checks in the country, the airline operators may have been spending huge amount of money to fly their aircraft outside Nigeria for maintenance. Indeed, many carriers are lamenting over the issue.
Discovery seeks to regain operator certificate
Discovery Air, one of the domestic airlines in Nigeria has expressed concern over the suspension of its Air Operator Certificate (AOC), thereby seeking for the regain of the licence, as the airline has met the three conditions given to it.
Med-View increases fleet, acquires B737-400 plane
Towards expansion of its fleet, Med-View Airline has acquired a Boeing 737-400 Classic aircraft as part of its plans to boost its operations. According to the carrier, with the additional aircraft, Med-View fleet now grows to five Boeing aircraft.
We are ready to code-share with any airline, says Onyema
Air Peace airline has expressed readiness to go into code sharing with any of the airlines that is ready to do business with it than merger. According to the Chairman, Air Peace, Allen Onyema , “We can go into code-sharing with any airline that wants to do business with us.
ICAO unveils conflict zone risk information source
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has launched its prototype conflict zone risk information repository recently, responding directly to Member State recommendations, which came out of the United Nations agency’s High-level Safety Conference in February.
Airlines approach to fly kids
Some airlines globally seem to stop kids under 12 years old from being seated in their first or business class cabin, probably to ensure quiet and peaceful flights for other passengers onboard.
AWA offers bumper package to travel agents, customers
Africa World Airlines (AWA), Ghanaian based regional carrier, has held a brand strategy and brain storming meeting with top travel agents in an effort to further build its market share in the Nigerian air travel space and to promote greater loyalty among its customers.