Why FG reviewed onboard physical distancing, 70% capacity directives for airlines
Fear of possible increase in local air fares and operators’ resistance to onboard physical distancing have compelled the Federal Government to reconsider an earlier directive that airlines should operate at between 50 and 70 per cent capacity.
COVID-19: Unruly VIPs and airport security
The Federal Government the other day warned state officials and Very Important Persons (VIPs) against flagrant abuse of travel protocol, as flights resume in the COVID-19 era.
Airlines warn against extra charges as traffic drops by 91.3%
World airlines have warned the Nigerian government and others across the globe not to levy extra fees and charges on passengers in the COVID-19 era.
Air cargo demand surges amid global capacity crunch
As world airlines gradually return to operations after the coronavirus-induced lockdown, demand in air cargo is also beginning to improve despite subsisting capacity crunch.
Physical distancing directive unsettles local airlines
The subsisting directive on physical distancing and keeping middle seats in commercial flights vacant have continued to unsettle local airlines ahead of resumption.
'Coordinated restart, financial aid to rescue airlines'
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has again called for a coordinated restart across regions, and more financial support to help the airlines
Suspense as airlines resume operations without bailout
Regulators and operators may not be ready for local commercial flight services on June 21 when the airspace finally reopens for passenger flight operations...
50 per cent of airlines to go bankrupt without bailout supports by July end
At least one in every two airlines is now at risk of collapse given the dearth of lifesaving financial supports, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has said.