Saturday, December 10, 2005, was the day that changed it all industry-wide. In barely seven minutes of a dramatic turnaround, about 108 souls perished at the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA), Omagwa, Port Harcourt.
Local airlines are still reeling from the disruption of flight operations in Lagos on Tuesday, describing the action as ‘aggressive’ unionism that is most unhealthy for the distressed industry.
Local airlines have in the last couple of months lost at least 20 airplanes to multiple bird strikes at airports nationwide.
Local airlines, yesterday, reacted to allegations of owing the industry N45.29 billion, describing as untrue, the suspected ploy to defraud regulators and service providers.
29 Jul 2022
Gross under-utilisation of commercial airplanes was, yesterday, estimated to cost local carriers as much as N4.3 billion per plane yearly.
16 Jun 2022
Local airline operators, yesterday, said that a number of them now risk collapse barring availability of affordable aviation fuel to sustain commercial operations.
7 May 2022
Local airlines yesterday notified the Federal Government and the general public of the plan to shut down all scheduled services indefinitely effective next Monday, May 9, over unbearable cost of aviation fuel that currently sells at N700 per litre.
19 Apr 2022
Local airlines operators have pushed for severe sanctions against unruly passengers, which may include a ban and fines in extreme cases.
1 Apr 2022
Local airlines and aviation stakeholders, yesterday, pushed back on the Federal Government’s policy on multiple destinations that accord multiple landing rights to foreign carriers and alleged exploitation of the local aviation market valued at $400 billion.
24 Feb 2022
Local airlines, yesterday, bemoaned losses in excess of N44.6 billion, incurred due to flight delays and bird strikes in the last 12 months.
21 Feb 2022
Despite an appreciable surge in the number of new investors angling to float local airlines, the industry is much more in a precarious zone with operators struggling with depleted fleet capacity and low market penetration.
18 Feb 2022
Local airlines, yesterday, pushed back on flight delays and cancellations rocking the sector, saying they are not culpable as recently claimed by the Senate Committee on Aviation.