NCAA moves to curtail flight cancellations/delays

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has declared zero tolerance to flight cancellations/delays that has plagued airline operations within the country. This declaration was made at the just concluded stakeholder’s forum organised by the Authority at the NCAA annex, Ikeja Lagos. The forum was attended by 13 International airlines, 8 domestic airlines, and Airport operators – the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Bi-Courtney Aviation Services. During the discussions, officials of the NCAA requested the airlines operators to enumerate their challenges that could be the likely causes of delays…

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Minister explains concerns on Nigeria Air

By Sen. Hadi Sirika Dear Nigerians  Since the very successful unveiling of the national carrier name and logo at the Farnborough Air show and the wide acclaim of Nigerians and Investors. A few nameless and named Nigerians have unfortunately gone to social media to spread falsehood about the national carrier project. Constructive criticism is the hallmark of democracy but spreading falsehood does our nation and people no good service. The current campaign of falsehood, unfortunately reminds me of what happened when we decided for safety reasons to close Abuja Airport…

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Scientific protocols for tourism master plans in Nigeria (1)

By Andy Ehanire There are mounting litany of woes surrounding the issue of Tourism Master Plans in the Nigerian Tourism environment, as a result of the inability to create the much needed paradigm for the community of tourism professionals, including public and private sector practitioners alike. It is a fundamental principle of development that relevant professional knowledge must become universally evident to a committed body of intellectuals or practitioners, as to generate the needed momentum for its advancement, hence, as the saying goes, there is a paradigm shift. However, this…

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Air Peace scales IOSA renewal hurdle, pledges to sustain safety standards

Photo caption Air Peace Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema (3rd left) receiving the airline’s IATA Operational Safety Audit renewal certificate from IATA Area Manager (South West Africa), Dr. Samson Fatokun at the carrier’s corporate headquarters in Lagos on Friday, while Air Peace Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide and Director of Flight Operations, Capt. Wellington Eyimina look on Air Peace has again passed the rigorous International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), pledging to sustain the high standards of its flight operations. The airline set a record when…

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Extortion at land borders: Obstacles to seamless travel on the West Coast

By Franklin Ihejirika With about 280 million people, 40 airports, 15 countries, 10 per cent of the total travel in Africa happens in West Africa but out of the 5 per cent of global tourism that comes to Africa, West Africa has zero percentage because of the constraints to seamless travel within the sub-region. Contributing to the hassles faced by travellers in West Africa are chiefly the activities of shady immigration, customs, and some other para-military agency officials at the border posts who resort to extorting bus companies and travellers.…

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CPC boss calls for passengers understanding when delays are for legitimate safety reasons

…Says Nigerian airlines complain of infrastructural challenges, regulatory bottlenecks The director general of Consumer Protection Council, CPC, Mr Babatunde Irukera has called for passengers understanding when delays are for legitimate safety reasons. Irukera observed that nobody wants to fly when it is unsafe to fly, stressing that if there is a delay for a legitimate safety reasons, consumers need to actually appreciate that. Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the 22nd League of Airport and Aviation Correspondent, LAAC seminar in Lagos, the CPC boss noted that there are…

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