Addis Ababa Airport records upsurge in number of passengers

A record number of international passengers are traveling through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the major gateway into Africa, this summer. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 was one of the busiest days for the Airport with 310 flights and 29,528 travelers (21,028 departing and 8,500 arriving passengers, respectively) which marked a record number of daily passengers served at the terminal. Commenting on the Airport’s preparedness for the peak season, Mr Getaneh Adera, director of Bole International Airport and Acting CEO of Ethiopian Airports said, “With the partial opening of the new…

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Med-View Airline boss calls for urgent review of BASA with EU, others to reflect interest of local carriers

The managing director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has called on the federal government to urgently review the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) with other major European and some Asian Countries to reflect the interest of local carriers. Speaking at the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondent, LAAC 2019 conference held at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Ikeja, with the theme : Boosting aviation investments through policy, Bankole stated that appropriate policy statement regulating double taxation need to be quickly looked into in conjunction with the exorbitant cut-throat charges levied…

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Stakeholders, Captains of industries, others gather tomorrow for LAAC Annual Conference

Investors, Captains of industries, stakeholders, professionals are set to gather tomorrow, Wednesday July 17, in their hundreds to chart a way forward for the aviation sub-sector as the the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) holds its 23rd Annual Conference. The Conference, which holds at Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos for the 23rd year running with theme: Boosting Aviation Investment through policy will have in attendance the creme de la creme of the aviation sub-sector and they will brainstorm to chart a path for the survival and sustenance…

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Addis Ababa University confers honorary Doctorate Degree on Ethiopian Group CEO

Addis Ababa University has conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree on Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines at the University’s annual graduation ceremony held at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa on 13 July, 2019. Guest of Honour of the ceremony Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, hooded and handed over the Degree to Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam in recognition and honour of his remarkable achievements in the growth and expansion of Ethiopian Airlines. After reading out the GCEO’s biography and achievements, Professor Tassew Woldehanna, President of Addis Ababa University…

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NAMA begins installation of prefabricated pilot joint briefing offices

Efforts by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to digitalize the nation’s aeronautical information service (AIS) have received a bolster as the agency recently commenced the installation of prefabricated pilot joint briefing offices nationwide. The installation team which has completed work at Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos has proceeded to another airport and is expected to continue the installation in 21 airports and 3 aerodromes nationwide. When operational, the prefabricated offices will provide a one-stop shop at the airside where crew members can obtain AIS briefing, meteorological information and make…

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Arik Air offers incentive to Affinity Wings members

Arik Air is offering members of its frequent flyer program, Arik Affinity Wings, an opportunity to retain their accrued miles beyond its initial validity period. A new scheme put in place by the airline has now made it easier for Arik Affinity Wings members to extend their miles due for expiration for another 12 months thereby allowing more time to redeem miles which should have expired. Miles are valid for a period of three years during which time members are expected to use such on any of the benefits including…

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Dana Air apologizes over disruption of flights on different routes

Dana Air has apologized to its customers over the disruption of their flights on different routes Thursday , Friday and Saturday.  The airline in statement issued by its media and communications manager Kingsley Ezenwa  said some of the airline’s scheduled flights were disrupted due to nose steering lock on one of its Abuja to Lagos flight which also made the airline to ground the aircraft in line with its strict safety standards.  “On Thursday July  11 2019, one of our Lagos Abuja flight developed a nose wheel issue issue upon…

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Ethiopian Airlines hints of plans to establish new Airline in Nigeria

.. Loses about $3m annually on Kano, Enugu routes The Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, has hinted of plans to establish a new airline in Nigeria. Speaking with Journalists today July 12, in Abuja, Tewolde Gebremariam stated that the Airline is in talks with the federal government, private sectors and airline operators in Nigeria on the planned new airline. He said: “We have been discussing and exploring possibilities of establishing or supporting a strong airline in Nigeria. I don’t mean that there is no strong airline…

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NISE confers Fellowship on AIB Commissioner, seeks professionalism

The Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISE), a division of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has conferred Fellowship on Engr. Akin Olateru, the Commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). NISE said that Olateru who was among the top 10 professionals conferred with the honour was recognised for his professional performance since he was appointed as the helmsman in the bureau. Other professionals conferred with the prestigious recognition are Dr. Maikanti Baru, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Engr. Oladimeji Oguntominiyi, the director Highways Construction and Rehabilitation, Federal Ministry…

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Nigeria needs more airports – Ozoka, ex NCAT Rector

Former Rector of Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, Zaria, Kaduna state and former Head of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr. Angus Ozoka has called for the development of more airports in Nigeria to augment for poor road and railway system. He said that since the other means of transportation in Nigeria, including land, rail and sea are seriously challenged; building more airports would not only fill the gap but also engender massive development of the country. Ozoka, an Aeronautic and Aviation Systems Planning Engineer, made the call recently…

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