IATA partners UNOCT on countering terrorist travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel Programme). The memorandum was signed today by UNOCT Under-Secretary-General Mr. Vladimir Voronkov and Director General and CEO of IATA, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac during a virtual ceremony. The CT Travel Programme, a flagship global initiative of UNOCT, assists Member States in building their capabilities to detect and counter terrorists and serious criminals by using advance passenger information…

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Ethiopian to resume flight to Victoria Falls

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the resumption of its flight services to Victoria Falls, African’s most spectacular natural sites effective 06 October, 2020. The airline informed its customers that Facemasks will be mandatory for travel and are requested to satisfy destination entry requirements such as PCR COVID-19 Clearance certificate issued by the recognized facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. As countries continue to open their borders and relax travel restrictions, Ethiopian said it is ready to increase frequencies to accommodate the demand…

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Stanbic IBTC, Standard Bank, listed among top African corporate brands on LinkedIn

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC and its parent company, Standard Bank, have emerged amongst the top winners of the 2020 Tech Times’ Africa LinkedIn Corporate Brand Awards. The Stanbic IBTC Group emerged second position in the category, with total votes of 3,515, out of 24 firms nominated for the award. Standard Bank placed fourth 2,494 votes. Nominations for this award opened to the public on July 1, 2020 and closed on July 14. Shortlisted nominees were announced on August 24 while voting commenced immediately. Voting ended on September 8, 2020. The…

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Quorum helicopter crash: AIB stands on report that pilot’s medical examination not valid at time of crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria, has said that it stands on its preliminary report on Quorum Helicopter crash in Lagos which stated that the Pilot’s last medical examination was not valid at the time of the crash. In the preliminary report on the accident involving the Bell 206B helicopter, which occurred in Ikeja, Lagos on 28 August, 2020, AIB stated in the preliminary report that there was no evidence to show that an application for the exemption provided by the All Operators’ Letter, AOL DG020/20 had been submitted to…

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Air Peace increases daily flights to Enugu

Air Peace has increased the number of flights from Lagos to Enugu starting from September 22, 2020. The management of Air Peace promised Enugu Passengers seamless flights as it commence a daily second Los-Enugu-Los in the afternoon. The airline said passengers can now leave Lagos for Enugu in the morning and still come back to Lagos in the evening, same day with Air Peace. The airline stated further that: “While this is going on, we are almost finished with plans to reintroduce our night stop and early morning flights in…

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We implement our regulations irrespective of who is involve – NCAA DG

“We are here to help our airlines grow both domestically, regionally and internationally”. Captain Musa Nuhu, the director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, is a thorough breed aviation professional with vast experience in the aviation industry. He was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO. Before that, he had previously worked with the defunct Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organisations. In this webinar interview with members of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC, Captain Nuhu speaks on the NCAA…

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FG declines to pay hazard allowances of Port Health personnel at MMIA, Abuja

The federal government has refused to pay the hazard allowances of personnel of Port Health Services, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and few others at the headquarters of the health agency in Abuja. Investigations revealed that the health workers who were on duties  at Lagos Airport throughout the period of COVID-19 lockdown were promised to be paid three months hazard allowances by the federal government; but while their colleagues in other locations such as Maritime, border posts and other airports across the nation who later joined them on duty have been…

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Quorum helicopter crash: AIB preliminary report indicates no fuel in fuel tanks after crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB- Nigeria on Monday, September 21 released the preliminary report on the Accident involving a Bell 206B III Helicopter operated by Quorum Aviation Limited (QAL) which indicated that there was no fuel left in the fuel tanks of the helicopter after the crash. The Quorum Aviation helicopter with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQW crashed at Opebi Area, Lagos On 28th August, 2020, claiming the lives of the three crew members on board. Preliminary findings by AIB indicated that the helicopter was fitted with a range-extender fuel…

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IATA urges African, Middle East Govts. to implement testing as alternative to quarantine measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments in Africa and Middle East (AME) to implement testing as an alternative to quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. Thirty-five countries in Africa and the Middle East have government-imposed quarantine measures in place. This is an increase of seven countries since August. The impact is that the region effectively remains in lockdown despite borders being open. Recent public opinion research showed that 88percent of travelers would not even consider traveling if quarantine measures were imposed on travelers at their destination.…

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AON elects Yunusa, Azman Airline boss as new president

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), a body of domestic airline owners, yesterday elected Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulmunaf Yunusa, founder of Azman Airline and the president of Azman group as its new president including new executive members to run the affairs of the association. The Association also elected chairman/CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema as the Vice-President. Dr. Yunusa took over from Sir Nogie Meggison who has been the executive chairman of the AON. Other newly elected executive members at the Annual General Meeting of the association held at the…

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