Air Peace emerges airline of the year, pledges to sustain standards

Photo Caption: Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah receiving the carrier’s Airline of the Year 2018 Award from the Chairman of Independent Awards 2018, Engr. Mansur Ahmed (left) during the event in Lagos on Thursday, while Air Peace Assistant Customer Relations Manager, Mrs. Patricia Ebilah looks on Air Peace on Thursday pledged to sustain its high safety standards and continue to strive to bring Nigeria honour in the global aviation industry after emerging Airline of the Year at Independent Awards 2018 held in Lagos. Organisers of the awards,…

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Investors shows keen interest in Arik Air – receiver manager

.. Says airline operationally sound, professionally run The Receiver Manager, Arik Air, Mr. Oluseye Opasanya, has stated that local and foreign investors are showing keen interest in Arik Air following its impressive performance under Receivership in the last two years Opasanya said Arik Air under receivership is operationally sound, professionally run, safe and will continue to be a major and dominant carrier in the aviation industry Responding to a publication concerning the airline’s performance under Receivership, Opasanya noted that Arik Air has recorded impressive performance. Opansanya described the article as…

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Delta Air Lines announces pre-tax income of $1.2b for Dec. quarter

Delta Air Lines has reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2018 including both GAAP and adjusted metrics.    Adjusted pre-tax income for the December quarter 2018 was $1.2 billion driven by over $700 million of revenue growth, allowing the company to fully recapture the $508 million increase in adjusted fuel expense and produce an 11 percent adjusted pre-tax margin.  Adjusted earnings per share increased by 42 percent year over year to $1.30. For the full year, adjusted pre-tax income was $5.1 billion, a $137 million decrease…

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NAMA unveils new ILS at Benin Airport

Economic activities in the ancient city of Benin, the Edo State capital have received a boost following the commissioning of Category II Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the Benin airport recently installed by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Making this revelation at a town hall meeting with staff at the agency’s headquarters annex in Ikeja Lagos, the managing director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said this was in line with an earlier   pledge by the agency to upgrade navigational infrastructure in strategic airports across the country in a bid…

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Our new  terminals are cost effective, will open employment opportunities for Nigerians

Our new  terminals are cost effective, will open employment opportunities for Nigerians By Simon Nkeonyasuwa With ASKY starting operations from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Lufthansa set to commence from Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in no distant time, two of the four terminals  funded through  $500 million by the Chinese EximBank loan with counterpart funding of $100million from the Federal Republic of Nigeria are being put to use. When the Kotoka International Airport Terminal 3 in Accra, Ghana  was commissioned in September, a lot of Nigerians went…

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Air Peace begins Port Harcourt NAF Base flights Jan 18

Air Peace has announced plans to commence daily flights into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on January 18. A statement issued by the airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah confirmed that the airline would operate from the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja into and out of the Port Harcourt NAF Base. The operations, he said, would be managed by the carrier’s subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper as part of its no-city-left behind project targeted at connecting underserved…

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Dana Air supports NGO to raise over N6m for cancer patients

Dana Air has supported a Cancer-fighting non-governmental organisation – Project PinkBlue, to raise over six million naira to support people impacted by cancer and treatment of two cancer patients at a music and comedy fundraising recently in Abuja. According to the executive director of Project PinkBlue, Runcie C.W. Chidebe, “Our plan was to raise 100 million to support 56 cancer patients in Nigeria, however, we raised N6million plus. Yes, we didn’t meet our milestones, but, I am extremely happy that we have used the ‘Show Love’ event to express our commitment to…

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NCAA threatens to revoke AOC of unauthorised charter operators

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has threatened to wield the big stick over charter operations by unauthorized permit holders. The NCAA said in a statement signed by Sam Adurogboye, general manager, public relations that by this, any operator caught engaging in such unauthorised services will have its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) suspended or revoked. The Regulator reminded the public that holders of Air Transport Licence (ATL) and Airline Operating Permit (AOP) with valid AOC are the only authorized operators to carry out charter operations. According to Adurogboye: “This is…

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ART carpets FG for earmarking N8.5bn for suspended national carrier in 2019 budget

The President of Aviation Round Table (ART), Dr. Gabriel Olowo, has carpeted the federal government for earmarking N8.5bn for the suspended national carrier project, Nigeria Air in the 2019 budget proposal to the National Assembly. Speaking in Lagos on Thursday at the launch of a book ‘The Learned Commander,’ authored by Capt. Dele Ore, an erstwhile director of operations of the defunct national carrier, Nigeria Airways, Olowo lampooned the government for setting aside the sum of N500m for Transaction Advisers in the budget, saying that a little of such an…

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Dana Air introduces ‘Mega Miles’ Promo, rewards travelers

Dana Air has launched a Mega Miles promo which encourages its guests to book a return ticket and get miles good enough to get an upgrade from economy class to business class at no cost or pay for excess luggage using miles. According to statement by the airline’s media and communications manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, the offer is only for Dana miles members and the promo will run from 1st of February to 31st of March 2019.  The promo entails guests to book return tickets on same reference within the period, quote their…

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