Aviation faces plunge as Air Peace boss battles fraud charges
Hard times could hit the local air travel sector following fraud and money-laundering allegations against Air Peace airline’s boss. Although the industry is not new to such allegations
Passenger traffic stays moderate amid global challenges in aviation
Despite the pressure on air travel business globally, passenger traffic stayed moderate in September 2019, as demand climbed 3.8 per cent compared to the same month last year.
Buhari names Nuhu as new NCAA’s DG
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Captain Musa Nuhu as new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). He replaces Captain Muthar Usman.
Six more countries okay single transport market agenda for Africa
The chances of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) have brightened as six new countries endorsed open skies agenda for the continent. While two of the new entrants had already signed, bringing the signatories to 29, four others are due to make official submissions this month.
Battle for the souls of airlines in a toxic environment
The much-awaited new national carrier is expected to address the problems of capacity. But the proposed airline and equally important private operators cannot hope to survive, if fixing the unfriendly business environment and workable guidelines for fair competition are still afterthoughts. WOLE OYEBADE writes.
No budget for repairs of Akanu Ibiam Airport
There are strong indications that the December 2019 date for reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State, may not be feasible. Investigations by The Guardian revealed that more than two weeks after the airport...
Nigerian aviation industry: Next level deliverables
All over the world, air travel by far remains the preferred option for extensive mobility. Both for business and leisure, the speed, comfort, and safety is incomparable. Added to these parameters are the ambiance and panache attached to air travel.
Fear of heights doesn’t affect piloting – Captain Nnaji
After conquering his fear of heights and becoming a pilot, the flamboyant lifestyles of Nigerians soon made him return home to venture into the business side of his profession. He was mistaken, as he later realised that it wasn’t all that lucrative running air shuttle services in the country. Captain Evarest Nnaji, the Chief Executive Officer, Odengene Air-Shuttle Services Limited, shares telling experience of how he has made a success of life and enterprise with OLAWUNMI OJO
Local operators kick as Emirates’ daily flight hits four
Local airline operators have faulted the Federal Government’s grant of additional frequency to Emirates Airlines to bring its daily flights out of Nigeria to four.
‘No local airline can survive 26% interest rate, regulatory hostility, dirty aeropolitics for long’
Air Peace Airlines, in a manner quite unusual of private indigenous carriers worldwide, is blazing the trail in the much-labeled ‘toxic’ operating environment in Nigeria. The airline, in less than five years of entry, has acquired a fleet of 26 aircraft, among which are three Boeing 777 airplanes for international services, and has a placed firm order for 40 brand new planes that are due for delivery early 2020.