Ethiopian pilots completed Boeing, FAA approved trainings before flying B-737-8 MAX

The management of Ethiopian Airlines has expressed disappointment on the wrong reporting of the The New York Times titled “Ethiopian Airlines Had a Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on doomed flight didn’t receive training” Ethiopian Airlines in a  statement noted that their pilots completed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved differences training from the B-737 NG aircraft to the B-737 MAX aircraft before the phase in the B-737-8 MAX fleet to the Ethiopian operation and before they start flying the B-737-8 MAX. The Airline sid the pilots are also made aware and well…

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British Airways to “raffle” NANTA AGM in Lagos

British airways has joined the growing list of sponsorship partners for the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) slated for Lagos next week.              The airline has donated a fully paid return ticket to London with a blank cheque stay to the winner of the raffle to participate at the prestigious World Travel Market (WTM) in November.                            Trade Manager, west Africa for the airline, Ademola Sanya,…

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Air Peace takes delivery of 3rd Boeing 777 aircraft

Air Peace on Wednesday pushed Nigeria’s aviation profile a notch higher with the delivery of its third Boeing 777 aircraft. The airline took delivery of its first Boeing 777 aircraft on February 23, 2018, making history as the first Nigerian carrier to acquire and register the type of aircraft in the country. The aircraft marked 5N-BVE and named “Ifechukwu” was soon followed with the delivery of a second Boeing 777 marked 5N-BUU and named “Ojochide” six months after on August 25, 2018. The airline’s latest bird of steel touched down…

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NewGen ISS not specific to Nigeria alone, IATA clarifies

.. Says agents must comply with local licensing, registration requirements to sell travel The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has clarified that NewGen ISS (New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems) is not a program that is specific only to Nigeria. IATA in a statement signed by Linden Birns – Plane Talking, Advisor to IATA, Sub-Sahara Africa  stated that it represents the modernisation of the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) used by more than 50,000 IATA-accredited travel agents around the world. NewGen ISS is being rolled out progressively to all…

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NANTA records N565b Ticket Sales in 2018, set for AGM In Lagos

Photo Caption: L-R: Mr. Daisi Olotu, the president of NANTA, Mr. Bernard Bankole  and the chairperson of the 2019 AGM committee, Mrs Susan Akporaye at the 2019 AGM  press briefing IN Lagos on Tuesday, March 19 The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA recorded N565 billion in ticket sales in 2018. This was disclosed by the president of NANTA, Mr Bankole Bernard on Tuesday in Lagos during the press briefing for its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) slated for the 27 of March at the Muson Centre in Lagos.…

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Sky Tennis Club Ikeja honours NAMA MD as patron

In recognition of his contribution towards the growth and development of the aviation sector in the country, the managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Capt. Fola Akinkuotu was on Friday honoured as patron of the prestigious Sky Tennis Club, Ikeja Lagos.  The event which held at the Tennis Court in Ikeja attracted friends and colleagues of the NAMA boss as well as dignitaries cutting across the various agencies in the aviation industry.  In his remarks at the investiture, the chairman of the club, Capt. Muyiwa Bajomo said…

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Aviation stakeholders call for local content law to preserve sector for benefits of Nigerians

Stakeholders in the country’s aviation industry have stressed the need for the local content law in Nigeria to be applied fully in regulatory operations of travel agents in order to preserve the sector for the benefits of the citizens. The stakeholders who were at the March quarterly breakfast meeting of the Aviation Round Table at Golf View Hotel in Lagos with the theme: Nigerian travel agencies, challenges and regulations urged the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the regulatory agency for air travel business in Nigeria to go beyond the…

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NANTA laments absence of local laws to protect indigenous travel agencies

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA), Mr.  Bankole Bernard has lamented the absence of local laws to protect the indigenous travel agencies. Speaking at the March 2019 Quaterly Breakfast Meeting of the Aviation Round Table (ART) in Lagos on Thursday, Bernard who was the guest speaker at the event noted that there is no local content law to protect and reserve the  downstream sector for citizens of the country. He stated that there should be a way of tracking sales of tickets in the country…

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Dana Air increases frequency to Abuja

Dana Air has introduced more flights options from Lagos to Abuja and Abuja to Lagos with low fares. According to a statement by the airline’s media and communications manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, starting 18th March 2019, the airline will operate additional flights from Lagos to Abuja at 6.48am, 10.08am, 12.15pm, 13.44pm, and 5.10pm while flights from Abuja to Lagos will be at 8.28am, 10.35am, 12.06pm, 15.30pm and 18.50pm. ‘’We are pleased to announce that we have introduced additional flights on our Lagos- Abuja –Lagos routes to provide more options, comfort and…

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FAAN inaugurates Committee to boost non-aeronautical revenue sources

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has inaugurated a committee to boost revenue generation for the agency especially the non-aeronautical sources. Engr. Saleh Dunoma, the managing director, FAAN who disclosed this to aviation journalists in an interview on Tuesday at the agency’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos said that it is going through some processes that would eventually lead to the approval of its Aviation Security (AVSEC) to bear arms in 2019. Dunoma stressed the need for airport authorities on the continent to diversify their revenue…

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