Air freight markets shows demand rise by 2% in Sept.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.0 percent in September 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was relatively unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of 5.1percent. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 3.2 percent year-on-year in September 2018. This was the seventh month in a row that capacity growth outstripped demand. Yields,…

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Foreign airlines may not be affected by NLC strike

Foreign airlines operating into the country may not adversely be affected by the planned grounding of activities in Nigeria, following agitation for wage increase by the nation’s unions. This is as aviation unions said they empathised with the domestic operators and other business organisations in the industry that would be affected by the action, saying that as affiliated members of labour centres, they had to comply with their directives. According to Comrade Illitrus Ahmadu, President of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), if the tripartite meeting with…

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U.S. advocates greater investment in girl-child education, more female political participation

Photo Caption: Chairman, Board of Trustees, WIMBIZ, Ms. Funmi Roberts; United States Consul General F. John Bray; and Chairperson, Executive Council, WIMBIZ, Ms. Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi; during the 17th Annual Conference of WIMBIZ, on Friday, November 2. United States Consul General F. John Bray has called for increased investment in the education of the girl-child and greater political participation by women in Nigeria.   Delivering the keynote address on the second day of the 17th Annual Conference of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), in Lagos on November 2,…

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NLC strike: Dana Air to reschedule/ reroute passengers for free

Dana Air has assured its guests of commitment towards ensuring that they do not bear the impact of the imminent strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress scheduled to commence on 6th of November, 2018. The airline in a statement signed by it media and communications manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, said the airline will available to reschedule or reroute its passengers at no cost to the passengers. The airline rued the inconvenience of the likely effects of flight disruption on its passengers and the huge loss of income on its part, however appealed…

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Air Peace resumes Kaduna flights, insists on strict safety standards

Air Peace on Monday resumed its Kaduna flight services, pledging that it would continue to observe high operational standards to ensure the safety of its customers, crew and other categories of staff. Air Peace suspended its Lagos-Kaduna-Lagos flights on October 21, saying the action was to safeguard the lives of its customers and staff. The development was sequel to a 24-hour curfew imposed by Kaduna State government to address security threats in the state. A statement signed by the carrier’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the airline restored…

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Governor Lalong, Runsewe, stakeholders to drive Plateau economy with Culture, Tourism

The Plateau state Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe and stakeholders have resolved to drive the Plateau economy with Culture, Tourism. This is coming against the background of the identification of Culture and tourism as key drivers in transforming the socio-economic fortunes of Plateau state and by extension, Nigeria. The resolve by Governor Lalong along with culture and tourism experts was further corroborated by Runsewe while delivering a speech at the first Plateau Tourism Conference held in Jos with the theme:…

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