Air travel targets 35% traffic as European carriers resume
International air traffic has been projected to increase to about 35 per cent with additional revenue earnings as Federal Government yesterday readmitted European and Middle East carriers.
Foreign flights resume soon at Kano, Port Harcourt, Enugu airports
FOLLOWING public outcry, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said foreign flights are to resume at Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt airports before the end of the year. To actualise this, he noted that the Ministry of Aviation was working with its Health counterpart, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and relevant bodies…
Local airlines’ debt burden hits N22b
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, yesterday, disclosed that the local airlines’ total debt burden to regulatory agencies stood at N22 billion. A breakdown showed the sum of N19.37 billion and $6,993,284 million (N2.7 billion) as unremitted Ticket Sales Charge ....
Senate deplores N4 billion bailout for airlines
The Senate, yesterday, deplored the N4 billion bailout for airlines, stressing that the amount was too small to bring succour to the operators that lost much to COVID-19 disruptions. Others are entitled to a N1 billion buffer.
Wrong time to fly Nigeria Air
The continuing allocation of public funds by the Federal Government for the suspended National Airline Carrier is wasteful and insensitive to the preponderance of public opinion against that project.
A new national carrier in wrong time zone
The Federal Government recently hinted at the plan to float a new national carrier already christened Nigeria Air. But the controversial venture is coming at a time of lean resources, global downturn, and investors’ fatigue, amid an unfriendly local environment for airlines’ survival. WOLE OYEBADE writes. After the 2018-botched take-off of the new national carrier,…
Anambra govt faults FG’s claim of building airport in state
Anambra State Government has said that the Federal Government is not building any airport in the state.
National carrier will take off 2021, says FG
• Project accommodated in N78.96 billion aviation capital budget • Let’s run national carrier, not government airline, says Ojikutu The Federal Government, yesterday, said adequate preparations had been made and the sum of N78.96 billion had been budgeted in the 2021 Appropriation Bill to implement the plan for a new national carrier, among other projects…
FG to double airports by 2023 – Sirika
The Federal Government says it will double the number of airports in the country before the end of 2023 to enhance air connectivity and boost the nation’s economy.
Nigeria signs air trade agreement with US, India, others
The Federal Government yesterday signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) with the United States (US), India, Morocco and Rwanda. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure via his official Twitter handle.