China opens N5.88 trillion new mega-airport
Chinese president, Xi Jinping, yesterday presided over the inauguration of a second international airport for Beijing with a terminal billed as the world’s biggest.
France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash
French authorities are working to declassify military files linked to a mysterious crash more than 50 years ago of an Air France plane that plunged into the Mediterranean just minutes before it was due to land, killing all 95 people aboard, families said.
Why Nigeria misses out of Africa's top 10 profitable routes
Nigeria has missed out on the top 10 rankings of the most profitable routes in Africa operated between 2018 and March this year. According to industry observers, this may not be unconnected with low traffic demand and flight frequencies, lack of tourism destinations, and the absence of dominant carriers on the international front.
How foreign airlines deepen stake on long-haul travels
Commercial air travel has undergone several developmental phases since jet engine was discovered in the 1930s. But none envisaged the grandiose comfort and a total package that are now possible on long-haul flights.
Engine failure forces Air France A380 back to Abidjan
A mid-flight engine failure forced an Air France A380 jet with more than 500 passengers on board to turn back to the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan where it landed without further incident early Sunday. "We were flying over Niger (to Paris)... I saw a ball of flame for a few seconds and then a large…
Air France targets new routes as PH operations wind down
The wind down of Port Harcourt (PH) operations notwithstanding, Air France is targeting some new routes in the United States in response to interests of Nigerian customers.
Air France, British Airways to end flights to Tehran
Air France and British Airways announced Thursday that they will halt flights to Tehran next month, citing low profitability as the US reimposes sanctions on Iran.
Air France strike, in fifth day, has affected 150,000
Thousands of people faced flight cancellations in France on Sunday, the fifth day of a strike by Air France flight crew at the height of the holiday travel period, the airline said.
Sierra Leone man tried to set Air France plane on fire
A man tried to set fire to an Air France plane at Sierra Leone's biggest airport after gaining access to the aircraft without a passport or boarding card, a court heard Tuesday.
Kunle Afolayan Premieres 'The CEO' Movie In The Air
The premiere of 'The CEO' had something extra to make it spectacular -- an Airbus A340-300. Directed by Kunle Afolayan, the movie had it's first airing on Air France flight 149 from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos to Paris Charles De Gaulle overnight Wednesday to Thursday. The CEO would be highly ranked at the Nollywood Week…