Passengers to pay double for domestic flights
Passengers planning to travel by air from Wednesday, July 8, when domestic flights resume after four months of lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, should be prepared to pay almost double of their old fares.
Local airlines set for operations, market new rates
Local airlines yesterday marketed new fare rates as part of the preparation for flight resumption in the COVID-19 era. Some of the operators, apparently in line with the expected hike in fares and higher cost of operations
Aviation workers vow to resist airport concession
Aviation workers yesterday rejected the planned concession of the big four airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano, describing the processes as faulty and unilateral decision of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
Fare hike imminent over new service charge, high operation cost
Passengers on local flights should as well brace up for a new regime in ticket fares, as operators have recorded almost 100 per cent increase in the cost operations.
Passengers to arrive airport three hours before flight
Ahead resumption of flights, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has conducted simulation exercise at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International...
Sirika gets documents for concessioning of airports
The plan by the Federal Government to concession its four international airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano, received a boost yesterday, as the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, received the Outline Business Case Certificates..
FG okays N27b bailout for local airlines, sector
The Federal Government has pledged to bail out the local aviation sector with a sum of N27 billion as part of measures to restart air travel and keep the airports safer.The sum, already proposed to some of the operators, will besides supporting the airlines, also fast-track the establishment of a private sector-driven national carrier.
Charter operator suspended over illegal flight service
The Federal Government yesterday suspended a charter operator, Executive Jet Services, for airlifting a musician, Azeez Fashola (a.k.a. Naira Marley) to Abuja for a concert.
It’s another uneventful year as aviation enters grim future
President Muhammadu Buhari prior to 2015 election promised the aviation community just one item: a new national carrier in the status of the defunct Nigeria Airways. His choice of Capt. Hadi Sirika...