Ethiopian Mobile App hits 1million downloads

The number of Ethiopian Mobile App users has reached one million. With a robust and integrated digital strategy, Ethiopian has set an innovative approach to simplicity and seamless end-to-end customer experience with its user-friendly mobile App. The multi-award winning global airline launched into a digitization journey with localized service, languages and payment options. Being a pioneering airline in Africa with the inclusion of Alipay and WeChat payment options, the App also features 38 payment options which cater to global customers. Ethiopian Mobile App enables global passengers book, pay, check-in, board…

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NAMA inaugurates CAT 3 ILS in Lagos, Abuja

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has successfully commissioned its newly installed Category 3 Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Runway 18 Right, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos as well as Runway 22 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. In the same vein, a flight commissioning of the newly installed DVOR (Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Radio Range) in Lagos has successfully been carried out just as routine flight calibration has also been carried out on Runway 18 Left in Lagos. Making this disclosure in a statement, the Managing Director…

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How BA abandoned 300 Nigerian passengers in Ghana, tells them to find their way to Lagos

A Nigerian passenger has narrted how British Airways abandoned about 300 of its Nigerian passengers in Accra, Ghana following the diversion of the flight to the country last week by the airline. Almost all the international airlines could not operate into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos last week due to inclement weather conditions and breakdown of landing aids at the airport. It was gathered that British Airways the airline specifically told its Nigerian passengers to find their way to Lagos, Nigeria when it was glaring that it could…

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Senate confirms Captain Musa Nuhu as new NCAA director general

The Senate Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu for appointment as the director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The approval of the Senate followed the presentation and consideration of the screening report of the Senator Smart Adeyemi-led Senate Committee on Aviation at plenary in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 20, 2020 forward a letter nominating Captain Nuhu to the upper chamber for screening and confirmation as the DG of NCAA. Buhari’s nomination letter dated January 7, 2020 and read on the floor…

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SAHCO re-strategies at 2020 management retreat

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) PLC has re-strategised at its 2020 management retreat with the theme: ‘A New Dawn: Reaching For The Heights’ held at the Green Legacy Resort, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The 3-day retreat which is a culture of the SAHCO Management team to withdraw at the beginning of the year with the sole purpose of strategizing, planing for the year and to also proffer solutions to challenges that are faced by the organization by ensuring that all the Executive and Middle Level Managers from all the…

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Delta commits $1 billion to become first carbon neutral airline globally

Starting March 1, 2020, Delta Air Lines is committing $1 billion over the next 10 years on its journey to mitigate all emissions from its global business, going forward. The airline will invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects to mitigate the balance of emissions. “There is no substitute for the power that travel has to connect people, which our world needs today more than ever before. As we connect customers around the globe, it is…

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Flight delays, cancellations unavoidable in aviation industry – NCAA CPD director

The director, Consumer Protection Directorate (CPD), of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu has declared that flight delays and cancellations are unavoidable in the global aviation industry. Abdullahi noted that despite this, the regularly agency would ensure that the rights of the flying public are not trampled upon by airlines and other organisations in the sector. The director, Consumer Protection Directorate of the NCAA who stated this over the weekend in his office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos noted that some of the delays were due…

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NAMA explains why some aircraft diversions are imperative

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has noted that the inability of some international flights to land at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, is largely due to issues of inclement weather and company minimas of affected airlines. NAMA in a statement signed by Mr Khalid Emele, the general manager public affairs stated that some aircraft diversions are in the interest of safety. NAMA explained in the statement that: “The facts on record are as follows: Lagos has two runways- 18 Right and 18 Left. The Doppler Very High Omni-Directional…

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Owerri Airport bush fire incident didn’t affect flight operations – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has said the Owerri airport bush fire incident did not affect flight operations as normal flight operations continues unhindered. FAAN while informing airline operators and other airport users that a bush fire incident was reported at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri stated that officers of the Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services are presently on ground and fire fighting is in progress. The Authority appealed to host communities around airports to desist from burning bushes around the airports as the act…

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Man faces trial for pirating Nigerian Weekly Law Reports

A 37 years old Chidi Ofoekwe has been arraigned before a Federal High court, for allegedly pirating series of Nigerian Law Publications Limited publications. The defendant is standing trial before Justice Sule Hassan led-court on 24 counts of the offences, by the men of State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba, Lagos. The police through its prosecutor, Barrister Emmanuel Eze, said the defendant who is a publisher of Legal Crest, committed the offences at his office located 1/3 Simpson Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, between January and August, 2017.…

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