*Ethiopian Airlines Emerge Prefer Bidder Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that Nigeria Air might kick off in the next six weeks if approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC). He also disclosed that Ethiopian Airlines emerged as the preferred bidder for the airline among 60 airlines that indicated interest to operate it. Sirika,…
Federal Government, yesterday, vowed it would sanction foreign airlines selling tickets to Nigerians in dollars, stressing that the practice violates the country’s laws.
Nigeria on Wednesday said the refusal of airline operators to sell flight tickets in its local Naira currency violates its laws. Nigeria's aviation minister Hadi Sirika said airlines found culpable in such acts will be sanctioned for selling tickets in foreign currency. "Refusing to sell tickets in Naira, and blocking access to cheaper seats, are…
Emirates Airlines has announced a suspension of flight operations in Nigeria from Thursday, September 1 due to rising debts in the country. The decision by the airline comes weeks after it told Nigeria’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, that it will reduce the number of flights to Nigeria from Monday, August 15 due to its failure…
Until the Dangote Refinery comes on stream, there may be no respite from aviation fuel crisis rocking both airlines and the industry at large.
The Federal Government, yesterday, approved the lease of three Airbus and Boeing aircraft to commence domestic operations. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika..
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has admitted that the Federal Government is overwhelmed by the multi-pronged crisis rocking the aviation industry, saying there are no immediate solutions to the problem.
Barring a quick intervention from the Federal Government, air travellers, and the industry could be jolted in the days ahead as the unrepatriated funds for foreign airlines accruing from sales...
Top stakeholders in the aviation industry will later this month, brainstorm on concerns bordering on sunset airport, towards finding a lasting solution.
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), yesterday, warned the Federal Government against handing over 17 of the nation’s airports to cronies in the guise of concession.
Overseas maintenance of commercial airplanes operating in the country currently costs Nigeria at least $2.5 billion or N1.52 trillion ($1:N608) in capital flight yearly.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has allocated land for construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, estimated to cost N92 billion.