Alexandre de Juniac
Aviation bodies seek bailout to save 4.8 million jobs
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have again appealed for urgent government intervention to prevent an employment catastrophe in the global aviation industry.
African air cargo demand surges amid global downturn
Air cargo demand and movement have recorded a surge in the African region, though global demand still remains weak on account of the COVID-19 aviation disruptions.
Test certificate fraud rocks COVID-19 air travel protocol
One month after international flights resumed in Nigeria, allegations of fraud and test certificate racketeering trail foreign air travels.
Foreign air traffic shows no signs of recovery
About a month after international flight operations resumed in Nigeria and other countries, air traffic is not showing signs of recovery, suggesting global traveller apathy and adverse impact of border restrictions.
Foreign airlines record 30 per cent in slow restart
A 30 percent passenger traffic was recorded weekend in Nigeria’s international travel as commercial flight services resume after five months of lockdown.
Airlines hinge connectivity on open borders, support
World airlines have urged governments to work together to urgently find ways to re-establish global connectivity by re-opening borders, and to continue with relief measures to sustain airlines during the COVID-19 crisis.
Demand for air cargo rebounds amid 13.8% dip in Africa
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) data on global air freight markets in June, showed improvement, but at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest.
Lockdown of international airports stalls aviation recovery
The continued closure of international airports in Nigeria and other parts of the world has been blamed for the slow recovery of global aviation and passenger traffic.
‘Local travellers to arrive airports 90 minutes before departure’
The Federal Government, Monday, reduced the passenger facilitation time for local air travellers from three hours to 90 minutes.The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the reduction was in the aftermath of local operations since commercial flight services resumed last Wednesday.