‘How local airlines will survive new normal, lean times’
The global aviation industry is in dire straits over coronavirus disruptions. With the curve still not flattened and air traffic at its lowest ebb, local airlines have a fighting chance...
Airlines canvass test-on-arrival at airports
Britain's biggest airlines have urged the United Kingdom’s Government to bring in a regime of airport coronavirus testing to revive air routes with pandemic hot-spots. Chief Executives of British Airways, TUI, easyJet, and Virgin Atlantic have written to the Prime Minister, warning him that major routes connecting the UK with important world centres are at…
Minister meets NAAPE over two-week ultimatum, mass sack
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has intervened in the face-off between airlines and union of pilots and engineers over welfare disputes and sack of some workers.
Airline sacks 75 pilots over financial constraints
Indigenous airline, Air Peace, yesterday sacked 75 pilots, citing financial difficulties posed by the COVID-19 era. Some of the affected workers, however, claimed that their “sudden” disengagement
Airlines cancel flights over low patronage, apathy
A number of flights were yesterday and Wednesday cancelled over low patronage on some of the recently opened routes. Following the early success on the Lagos and Abuja corridors, more airports have resumed operations but without the airlines having flights on the routes. The Guardian learnt that although Kaduna Airport has resumed, it…
NCAA approves more airlines as Kano Airport restarts flight operations
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has given the all-clear to two airline operators to hit the skies after fulfilling all health protocols
Air cargo demand surges amid global capacity crunch
As world airlines gradually return to operations after the coronavirus-induced lockdown, demand in air cargo is also beginning to improve despite the subsisting capacity crunch
'Coordinated restart, financial aid to rescue airlines'
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has again called for a coordinated restart across regions, and more financial support to help the airlines
Long-haul records zero traffic as foreign airlines resume
Travellers’ apathy has welcomed long-distance international travels, as more foreign airlines resume operations globally. The development is not unconnected with fears of coronavirus infections