Ethiopian Airlines announces resumption of regular service

Ethiopian Airlines is resuming service to Dubai further to the ending of the lockdown and its opening for leisure travelers as of July 8, 2020. As Djibouti has also announced that it will end lockdown on 17, Ethiopian said it will resume normal service to Djibouti on the 17th of July. The airline noted that these resumptions will bring the total number of destinations to be served by Ethiopian with enhanced safety measures to 4 0 . As countries continue to openup their airports for passenger arrival, Ethiopian said it…

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Aero resumes flight operation July 9

Aero Contractors has said that it scheduled to start flight operation on July 9, 2020. The airline said that it chose to resume flight service a day after the official restart date in order to stagger flight schedule to ensure that airport facilities were not stretched beyond COVID-19 protocol guidelines. The management of Aero explained that contrary to some media reports that indicated the airline was denied approval to operate, it has received its approval from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and it would start operations tomorrow. “Based on…

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Dana Air resumes flight July 9

Following the recent re-opening of the airports by the federal government, Dana Air has announced the resumption of its flight services on July 9 2020. The airline said it will operate three daily flights from Lagos to Abuja and back while the date for the addition of Port Harcourt and Owerri will be announced later.  The chief operating officer of Dana Air, Obi Mbanuzuo, while speaking on the preparedness of the airlines said, ” Dana Air is ready to fly safely again from the 9th of July. We have worked round…

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Air Peace resumes domestic flights, guarantees passengers’ safety

Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace, resumed regular domestic flight operations today, July 8, 2020, in the wake of federal government’s directive to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports for flight operations.  The airline is also urging its customers to embrace online booking and check-in, employing its user-friendly Mobile App, as a means of minimising physical contact.  In a statement released to journalists, the airline’s Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, disclosed that Air Peace has put in place reliable measures to protect both passengers and staff pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight, adding that the flying…

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Traveler Survey reveals COVID-19 concerns

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air travel. The industry’s re-start plans address passenger’s main concerns. Concerns for Travel During COVID-19 Travelers are taking precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19 with 77per cent saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71 per cent avoiding large meetings and 67 percent having worn a facemask in public. Some 58 per cent of those surveyed said that they have…

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Overland Airways to resume scheduled flight services from July 15

Overland Airways has announced the resumption of its flight services with effect from July 15, 2020, following the lifting of the federal government’s suspension of flight operations in the country imposed as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.   According to the chief operating officer of the airline, Mrs. Aanu Benson: “Overland Airways assures our esteemed customers of pleasures of flying as we are implementing safety and health protocols advised by health and regulatory authorities. These protocols include but are not limited to taking…

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Airport reopening: NAMA upgrades Search & Rescue

Photo Caption: NAMA Director of Operations, Matthew Lawrence Pwajok (right) inspecting some of the Search and Rescue equipment in Lagos  Ahead of the planned resumption of flights in the country, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has procured sophisticated search and rescue equipment to boost its aeronautical search and rescue capability across the Nigerian airspace. The equipment which are being distributed among the nation’s Rescue Coordination Centers (Lagos and Kano) and Rescue Subcenters (Abuja, Port Harcourt, Maiduguri, Enugu, Ilorin and Sokoto) include plotting facilities, communication facilities, medical supplies and International…

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ART commends FG on planned concession of four airports

The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART) has commended the recent decision of the federal government to concession some of the airports. In a statement by Mr Olu Ohunayo on behalf of the Association, the ART said it do not need to remind industry stakeholders of the challenges facing the nation’s airports in management and funding which could be best ameliorated by a well packaged concession programme. “Desirable as the steps are, the Aviation Round Table is cautiously optimistic that the process will be transparently done, due process and the…

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Arik Air resumes domestic flights July 8

Arik Air has announced the resumption of domestic flights from Wednesday, July 8, 2020 following the federal government’s decision to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports for flight operations. The airline will be operating three daily flights from Lagos to Abuja in the first phase of the restart while Port Harcourt will be added to the schedule from Saturday, July 11, 2020 when the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa is reopened for operations. Passengers have been assured of their safety and well-being at every stage of their flight as the airline…

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Crisis brews at NIS over non payment of servicemen promotion arrears

Crisis seems to be brewing at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) over the failure of the current management to pay servicemen promotion arrears dated back to 2017. Source close to the service stated that all efforts by the servicemen to ensure the payment of their promotion arrears since 2017 proved abortive. It was gathered that the promotions were done across board by the present leadership in NIS, led by Mr. Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service. But, Mr. Sunday James, the Service Public Relations Officer (PRO) debunked the…

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