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…
IATA rallies Nigeria, others to harmonise safety protocols
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has urged Nigeria and other African countries to embrace harmonised safety protocols for better connectivity.
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.
IATA seeks implementation of ICAO’s safety, recovery plan
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines
World airlines set for new sitting arrangement in post-restriction era
The coronavirus pandemic may have changed the face of social interactions, including how we travel and the sitting arrangement aboard commercial aeroplanes.
That embarrassing flight diversion at Lagos Airport
Gross inadequacies in the Nigerian aviation space came to the fore the other day in a most bizarre manner that embarrassed the country.
Lack of perimeter fencing stalls N60b Bayelsa airport operations
Inadequate perimeter fencing and attendant safety concerns were yesterday blamed for the current restrictions of commercial flight operations into the new Bayelsa airport in Bayelsa State.
Global aviation goes tough on terrorism, unruly passengers
Unruly passengers and terrorists alike are in for hard times as the international civil aviation community is set to activate new enforcement measures.