19 Mar 2021
When flight operations resumed last July after weeks of COVID-19 lockdown, the major industry worry was low passenger patronage.
29 Jan 2021
The Federal Government, yesterday, rallied airline operators for better planes and fare to brighten their chances of survival. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, during the receipt of Air Peace’s brand new Embaer 195-E2 aircraft in Abuja yesterday, said the new plane offers less maintenance cost, more profitability and sustenance.
28 Jan 2021
Air Peace airlines will today welcome the first of 10 brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft as part of its fleet expansion programme.
24 Dec 2020
World Igbo Congress (WIC) has raised the alarm over insecurity in the North, asking the Federal Government to strengthen security at yuletide.
18 Dec 2020
Nigerian carrier, Air Peace airlines, yesterday reestablished air connectivity between Nigeria and South Africa, operating its maiden direct commercial flight on the Lagos-Johannesburg route.
4 Dec 2020
Bickering over the right amount of bailout to inject into aviation and revival of local airlines has taken more time than necessary. But as financial liquidity is critical, so too is the imperative of enabling...
13 Nov 2020
The actual financial status of operating local airlines and how much they lost to the COVID-19 pandemic disruption is a subject of controversy among stakeholders.
4 Sep 2020
Call it a child of necessity and you would not be wrong. The Federal Government recently hinted on a tit-for-tat work plan for the aviation sector, to pay back countries that were lately ‘unfriendly’ with Nigerian carriers.
14 Aug 2020
The colossal losses in the aviation sector should not have come as a surprise. Air travel is a high end, tight budget industry where every minute counts and is accounted for. Three months of lockdown could only mean collateral doom.
4 Aug 2020
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
19 Jun 2020
World airlines are revving up to return to recovery path after months of lockdown. Amid uncertainties, stiffer competition awaits the scramble for the depleted market. In all of these, protecting the local airlines should not be an afterthought of both the government and regulators. WOLE OYEBADE writes. Global airlines are once again taking to the…
22 May 2020
Ahead of resumption of flights following the closure precipitated by the coronavirus outbreak, local airlines yesterday said operations had been reduced by 60 per cent and in-flight catering scrapped as part of measures to cope with the crisis.