Despite a rebound in passenger traffic since flights resumed a year ago, scheduled airlines are struggling to cope with poor aviation infrastructure that has not seen repair or upgrade in several years.
About three years after its unveiling in London, the Federal Government has relived hope of the new national carrier with a funding offer above $250 million.
Federal Government’s approval of N10.5 billion worth of projects to a couple of airports awaiting concession has raised an eyebrow among stakeholders in the industry.
Aviation stakeholders have expressed worry over the quality of aviation fuel airlines use locally, especially its exposure to contaminants within the supply chain. The concern is not unconnected with recent findings that linked some air crashes and contaminated fuel.
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.
5 Oct 2020
One month after international flights resumed in Nigeria, allegations of fraud and test certificate racketeering trail foreign air travels.
21 Aug 2020
Aviation stakeholders have urged the Federal Government to resolve all pending partnership disputes to boost investors’ confidence in the airport concession plan.
22 Jun 2020
Covering gaps at airports may take another 90 days, say experts Postponing resumption of commercial flight operations earlier scheduled for June 21 (yesterday) has been hinged on unpreparedness of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and some local airlines. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) disclosed that the approved five airports under FAAN were…
3 Jan 2020
The disappointments of 2019 were indeed glaring. But the marginal growth in the air transport business was fairly comforting and reassures a better 2020 – if the decision-makers are willing.
11 Oct 2019
Airlines globally rely on the government’s buffer to weather turbulence as they come. But in more stormy climates, strategic incentives for struggling operators should not be a hard sell to the local authorities.
27 Sep 2019
Until the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) fully cooperate, there may not be effective implementation of safety recommendation in the industry.