Air Peace begins Kano-Owerri-Kano flights

Air Peace is set to commence Kano-Owerri-Kano flight effective from Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The airline’s Corporate Communications Executive, Stanley Olisa, disclosed this in a statement released on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Olisa revealed that the flight days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. He noted that Air Peace has provided a direct connectivity between the two destinations, adding that passengers do not have to travel from Kano to Lagos or Abuja to connect a flight to Owerri. “It is our promise to interconnect every part of this country. This is…

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IATA urges European governments to create sustainable aviation industry that protects environment

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments in Europe to seize the opportunity to create a sustainable aviation industry that protects the environment and increases connectivity opportunities for Europe’s citizens. The call came at the opening of Wings of Change Europe—a gathering of aviation stakeholders being hosted in Berlin, Germany. Amid continuing celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the role of aviation in the continent’s integration was top of mind. “Air transport has been at the heart of European integration. Europe is…

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ICPC bestows integrity award on FAAN staff

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) today, November 19, 2019 recognized a staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mrs. Josephine Ugwu for her honesty and integrity in the discharge of her duties. Mrs Ugwu was presented with the award at a two day summit on ‘Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector’ jointly organized by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and ICPC in Abuja. You will recall that in a celebrated case in the year 2015, Mrs. Ugwu while…

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NAHCO rakes in N7.38 billion revenue in Q3

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) has posted a gross revenue of N7.38Billion for the nine – month period ended September 30, 2019. The Company subsequently posted a Profit Before Tax of 973.1 million for the Q3 ended September 30, 2019. The figure is 241.3million higher than the amount for the same period last year for Nigeria’s foremost groundhandling company. This represents 32.96 percent increase over the same period last year. Profit After Tax which stood at N782 million for the nine-month period compared favourably with the N601.31…

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Med-View Airline to recommence flight operations after suspension of services

Med-View Airline is set to recommence flight operations to some of its old routes this week, few weeks after suspension of services. One of its aircraft, a Boeing 737-500 with the registration number: 5N-BQM on Sunday, arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos from Abuja Airport via the Kaduna International Airport. Sources close to the airline dusclosed on Sunday that the aircraft’s engine was last week replaced in Abuja by a company in Tokyo. The aircraft, which departed Kaduna International Airport, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA),…

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Air Peace signs firm order for three additional Embraer Jets

Air Peace on Sunday signed a contract for three additional E195-E2s, confirming purchase rights from the original contract, signed in April this year. With the new signing at the Dubai Airshow, Air Peace has made total firm order of 13 E195-E2s with 17 purchase rights for the same model, which delivery would begin in May next year. These new E195-E2s will be included in Embraer’s 2019 fourth-quarter backlog and have a value of $212.6 million, based on Embraer’s current list prices. The April signing made Air Peace the first launch…

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Dana Air airlifts 5.4m passengers in 11 years

Dana Air has announced that it airlifted 5.4 million passengers in the last 11 years of its operations According to a statement by the airline’s media and communications manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, the airline hopes to double the figure by sustaining its operational efficiency, increasing its fleet size, maintaining its record on-time performance, and raising the bar of its excellent service delivery in the coming years. “Having completed a commercial analysis of our loads in the last 11 years and confirmed it to stand at 5.4 million, we have set…

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NAMA begins test run of new Category III ILS at MMIA Runway

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has commenced the trial run of the newly installed Category III Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Runway 18 Right, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The exercise which started on Monday indicated that the equipment is fully operational on test basis, even as all the ILS components – Localizer, Glide Slope and Distance Measuring Equipment are propagating signals optimally. Speaking at the commencement of the test run, managing director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said the alignment of the facility had already been done by…

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Air Peace wins company of the year award

Photo Caption: L-R: Co-Chair of the occasion, Mrs. Priscilla Oti; Chairman of the event, Professor Anya O. Anya; Chief of Finance and Administration, Air Peace, Mrs. Ejiroghene Eghagha; and former bank chief executive, Chief Marc Wabara Air Peace has emerged company of the year at the 2019 Business Hallmark People of the Year Awards, organised by the Hallmark Newspaper Group. The event took place on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.    While receiving the award, the Chief of Finance and Administration, Air Peace, Mrs Ejiroghene…

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IATA calls on government’s, industry to focus on four Priorities for African Aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich people’s lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s). The four priorities are:   Safety Cost-competitiveness Opening the continent to travel and trade, and Gender diversity  “Across the African continent, the promise and potential of aviation is rich. Already it supports USD 55.8 billion in economic activity and 6.2 million jobs. And, as demand more…

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