Bristow demonstrates commitment to safety with COVID-19 rescue

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria swung into full safety mode to tackle the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with safety measures and efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19, Bristow instituted temperature checking across all its bases in collaboration with its primary aeromedical provider. In addition, nurses were provided throughout the working day to provide staff and clients going offshore with the safety assurance that every passenger transiting their facilities in Lagos and Port Harcourt. With zero case of COVID-19, Bristow is leveraging the wealth of experience garnered during the Ebola outbreak…

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NANTA unveils capacity development, accreditation programme

The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, (NANTA) has unveilled its capacity development and accreditation programme to help equip travel agents with skills that could help them serve clients better. Speaking during the launch of the programme at a zoom meeting on Tuesday, Uloma Ibiware Kemabonta, the chairperson training committee said objective of this programme is to introduce the training courses and brief insight into how NANTA plans to change the narrative of the industry and produce travel and tour professionals over the years to come. Kemabonta explained that knowledge…

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Runsewe lauds Kogi, Plateau, Gombe, Abia for donating offices to NCAC

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has commended the governments of Kogi, Plateau, Gombe and Abia states for donating office accommodations to the Council. Runsewe who made this commendation in Abuja stated that the donation of office accommodations is an indication of commitment of the state governments to the development of the Culture Sector in Nigeria. Runsewe said that with the presence of the Council’s offices in these states, the opportunity has been opened for the NCAC to directly network with the state…

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Delta Air Lines partners RB to advance CareStandard, disinfection protocols

Delta is partnering with RB, the makers of Lysol®, to drive greater confidence in travel by innovating cleaner more hygienic experiences for customers and employees, alike. The partnership will pair Delta’s strength in safety and operational rigour with Lysol’s 130 years of germ-kill expertise and innovation to continue improving upon Delta CareStandardSM protocols launched during the COVID-19 pandemic across Delta airport locations and on board our aircraft. Keeping surfaces clean is one of the areas the Delta CareStandard focuses on, along with giving travelers more space, cleaner air and providing safety and…

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AIB identifies brownout condition, inappropriate landing technique as cause of VP Osinbajo helicopter crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB Nigeria has identified brownout condition during hover to land as the probable cause of the helicopter accident involving the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and his entourage in Kabba, Kogi state in 2019. The AIB in the report released today also identified Inappropriate landing technique as contributory factor to the helicopter accident. Speaking while releasing the final accident report on the AgustaWestland AW139 Helicopter operated by Caverton Helicopters Limited with nationality and registration marks as 5N-CML in Abuja, the…

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IATA passenger forecast shows slow recovery as African airlines sink 98.1%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released an updated global passenger forecast showing that the recovery in traffic has been slower than had been expected as African airlines’ traffic sank 98.1 per cent in June. In the base case scenario: Global passenger traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) will not return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected.  The recovery in short haul travel is still expected to happen faster than for long haul travel. As a result, passenger numbers will recover faster than traffic…

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FAAN assures of readiness of airports for Sallah celebrations

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured all airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to play host to air travellers during this Sallah celebrations.   FAAN in a statement signed by its general manager public affairs, Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs) said as part of its commitment to ensure safe, healthy and seamless facilitation of passengers during the Sallah celebrations and beyond, it has put necessary safety measures in place in accordance with the Covid-19 protocols of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and the…

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