Delta Air Lines announces 2019 pre-tax income of $6.2b

Delta Air Lines has reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2019 and provided its outlook for the March quarter 2020. December Quarter Financial Highlights include: Adjusted earnings per share of $1.70, a 31 percent increase year over year; above guidance of $1.20 to $1.50 on stronger revenue, lower fuel and a nine-cent net gain related to the unwinding of the GOL relationship • Total revenue grew to $11.4 billion, up 7 percent over prior year when prior year period is adjusted for sale of DAL Global…

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Aero expands routes, increases frequency

Aero Contractors has expanded its routes in order to meet the demand of its customers. From January 20, 2020, Aero Contractors, which has the highest record of air safety in Nigeria, operating for over 60 years, would extend its services to Abuja-Kano, Lagos-Asaba, Abuja-Asaba and Warri-Port Harcourt. According to the Head of Commercial of the airline, Mr Rogers Cookey, the routes will be operated as follows: Abuja-Kano, 11:10 am; Kano-Abuja, 12:20 pm; Lagos-Asaba, 8:30 am; Asaba-Lagos, 15:10 pm. Others include Asaba-Abuja, 9:50 am; Abuja-Asaba, 13:50 pm; Warri-Port Harcourt (NAF Base)…

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Dana Air targets to hit 7.2m passengers in Q1 of 2020

Nigerian carrier, Dana Air has disclosed that the airline is targeting to airlift about 7.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2020. This was disclosed by the airline’s media and communications manager, Kingsley Ezenwa during the recent Air Transport Quarterly Magazine award in Lagos organised by Prince Supo Atobatele where the airline won the Most Stable Airline in Nigeria . Ezenwa stated that Dana Air has been in operation for the past 11 years doing what it knows how to do best with a fleet size which has progressively…

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FG’s aviation duty waiver in jeopardy as NAMA pays over N100m to clear Navaids

.. As Customs denies agency duty waiver Despite the much talked about duty waivers granted the aviation industry by the federal government, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) had declined the request of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on the duty waiver it requested for to clear the navigation aids at the Lagos seaport The managing director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkutu who disclosed this in Lagos stated that rather, it paid over a hundred million naira to clear the imported equipment worth about N1bn. Akinkuotu said the equipment, which were…

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Our navigational facilities are operating optimally- NAMA

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has dismissed a press statement by the Nigerian Air Traffic Controller’s Association (NATCA) on the poor state of navigational infrastructure in the country, describing such claims as false. NAMA stated that the claim by Air Traffic Controllers that the diversion on the 6th of January, 2020 of a British Airways London Heathrow – Lagos bound BA 075 flight to Accra was occasioned by the degraded state of navigational and landing facilities due to lack of calibration was total untrue. NAMA in a statement signed…

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Air Peace begins daily flights from Abuja- Warri- Abuja

In keeping with its vision to provide seamless connections to Nigerians, Air Peace, has commenced Abuja-Warri-Abuja flights. The airline’s Corporate Communications Executive, Stanley Olisa, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Olisa, who revealed that this new connection is operated daily, noted that Air Peace has provided a direct connectivity between the two destinations. He added that the airline kicked-off the new connection in response to requests from Nigerians asking for flight connections between both cities. “Air Peace is determined to interconnect every part of Nigeria. It…

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Bush Fire: FAAN re-opens Port- Harcourt airport

Following a careful evaluation and mitigation of the impact of the bush fire earlier reported around the Port Harcourt International Airport and the dissipation of smokes around the airside, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has re-opened the airport to operations. Normal flight activities has re-commenced at the airport. FAAN had earlier informed airlines, passengers and the general public about the bush fire incident that occurred near the active area of the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa. Consequent on that, the Authority temporarily closed the runway of the airport to…

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AIB begins investigation into Turkish Airline’s serious incident in Port Harcourt

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB Nigeria has commenced investigation into a serious incident involving an A330-300 aircraft operated by Turkish Airline, with registration marks TC-LOL. The Bureau said in a statement that it was notified about the incident at about 3:30am local time, on the 31st December, 2019. The aircraft which was enroute Port Harcourt from Istanbul, Turkey with 295 passengers and 11 crew members on board suffered a burst tyre on landing on runway 21 and veered off the runway and managed to taxi to the new international terminal.…

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Air Peace secures 3rd IOSA certification, reaffirms commitment to Safety

Air Peace has set the tone for the aviation sector in 2020 as it recently received its third International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. This development is coming on the heels of the airline’s announcement of flight operations into Ibadan from Abuja, Kano and Owerri. It would be recalled that the airline set a record when it obtained its first IOSA barely two years into its operations and was subsequently inducted as a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In a reaction, the chief operating…

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Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing partner to help those in need

Two humanitarian delivery flights bring more than 53,000 pounds of aid supplies to Ethiopia. · The Humanitarian Delivery Flight Program has delivered more than 266,000 pounds of supplies to organizations in Ethiopia since 1992. Addis Ababa, 30 December 2019 Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing are partnering to deliver much-needed aid supplies to organizations across Ethiopia. The airline took delivery of a new 787 Dreamliner from North Charleston, South Carolina in December and loaded the jet with 34,000 pounds of books and 5,800 pounds of school supplies, clothing and medical supplies for…

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