Ethiopian Airlines, partners Only Merit to jointly promote Medical Tourism in Africa, India

Ethiopian Airlines has announced appointment of Only Merit (Merit Healthcare & Hospitality Solutions) India as its “Promoter” for Medical Travel Packages from African Territories to India, Malaysia & UAE. Ms. Rahel Assefa, Vice president Marketing, Ethiopian Airlines, remarked “To enhance the medical travel facilities across African territories, our vast network in the continent coupled with Only Merit’s expertise shall be of a great advantage and further strengthen the growing demand of Medical Tourism from Africa towards India. Director of OnlyMerit, Mr. Anil Mathew, on his part commented, “Our association as…

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Stakeholders support FAAN on PSC review

The proposed increment for the Passengers Service Charge (PSC) by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has received endorsement from three aviation unions in the country.  FAAN has proposed an upward review of the current PSC which was last done eight years ago. The new PSC regime is expected to take effect from January 2019. The general secretary of National Union of Pensioners (NUP) FAAN Branch, Comrade Emeka Njoku told journalists in his office in Lagos that the review was over due in view of the the various projects being…

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Vote out Governors against payment of N30, 000 minimum wage – NLC

The National vice president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Amaechi Asugwuni has urged workers in the country to vote out all state governors that are opposed to the payment of the new minimum wage of N30, 000 to workers. Speaking in Lagos over the weekend at the inauguration of the new National Administrative Council NAC of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) , Comrade Asugwuni revealed that there was no reason for Governors not to pay the new minimum wage as soon as all processes have…

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Air Peace boss seeks united Nigeria, bags Anambra varsity’s doctorate

Photo caption: Air Peace Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema in a handshake with Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano (2nd right), Air Peace Vice Chairman, Mrs. Alice Onyema (left) and officials of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University after the conferment of an honourary Doctor of Business Administration on Onyema by the university on Saturday. Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has urged Nigerians to drop their ethnic sentiments in favour of building a united and peaceful nation. Onyema made the call after he was conferred with an…

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FAAN refutes terminal access charge claims

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has refuted a trending notion that its security officers demand bribes before allowing airport users access into the terminal. FAAN in a statement signed by the general manager, Corporate Affairs), Yakubu Henrietta (Mrs.) noted that the airport is a public facility and no charge is required from any genuine user to access the facility. While the Authority confirmed that access might be restricted or controlled some times in order to safeguard Civil Aviation against Acts of unlawful interference in our Airports.  FAAN advised that…

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Med-View Airline dismisses misleading report about operations

The Management of Med-View Airline has dismissed a misleading report about its operations, describing it as false. Med-View Airline while reacting to reports on Thursday, said most of the issues raised  in it were tainted with falsehood. In a statement by the executive director, Business Development, Alhaji Isiaq Na-Allah, the airline said the story which loomed large on reorganisation, maintenance and staff welfare fell short of ethics of journalism, which entails reflecting both sides of an issue. The statement said that any reasonable organisation with business model will react to…

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NASENI partners NCAA on relevant guides to produce Made-in-Nigeria helicopters

Photo Caption: From left:  Engineer  Ita Awak, Director, Airworthiness Standard, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority; Captain Muhtar Usman, Director -General, NCAA and Professor Muhammed Haruna, Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure during a courtesy visit to the DG, NCAA at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has partnered with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to provide relevant guides in its plan to produce Made-in-Nigeria helicopters. The agency charged with the responsibility of fast-tracking home-initiated…

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Dana Air: Celebrating 10 years of doggedness, success story

Photo Caption: Mr. Rodger Whittle (2nd right), Head, Aeronautical Services, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), Mr. Ralph Uchegbu (left), Chief Captain, Dana Air, Mr. Maxwell Ngwu (2nd left), Head of Ground Operations, Dana Air, Mr. Ememebong Ettete (3rd left), Chief Operating officer, Dana Air, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo (middle), Director of Flight Operations (DFO), Captain Segun Omole (2nd right) and Head, Operations, BASL, Mr. Bolaji Salu at the presentation of Certificate of Commendation to Dana Air on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. By Ayotunde Osowe Ten years in the life…

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AVSEC firearm approval: ART advises FG to review airport security architecture

The Aviation Round Table Safety Initiative, ART has advised for a review of the airport security architecture to cover elements of the various security agencies which will now form the new organogram in view of the federal government approval of firearms to Aviation Security (AVSEC) officials . The ART while expressing support for the approval noted that it is expected to enhance our national civil aviation security program (NCASP). The ART in a statement signed on its behalf by Olumide Ohunayo explained that: “The primary objective of AVSEC is the…

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Dana Air celebrates 10 years of Service to Nigeria

Photo Caption L-R Cabin Services Manager of Dana Air, Innocent Udoh, Media and Communications Manager  of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa, Chief Operating officer of Dana Air, Obi Mbanuzuo, Director of Flight Operations, Captain Segun Omole and Flight Operations and Quality Assurance Manager, Captain Kayode Ola during Dana Air’s 10th anniversary cake cutting event in Lagos recently    Dana Air on Saturday celebrated its 10th anniversary in Nigeria’s aviation industry with a strong commitment to continue to offer its guests the best of service hinged on safety and customer satisfaction. The…

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