Ethiopian Airlines begins passenger flight to Bengaluru, India

Ethiopian Airlines has launched a passenger flight to Bengaluru, India on 27 October 2019. The capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, Bengaluru is dubbed ‘Silicon Vall and serves as the center of technology and innovation. Commenting on the launch of the service, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked , “ Ethiopian Airlines is a significant player in connecting India and Africa and beyond. The new four weekly flights will connect the important ICT hub city of Bengaluru to the ever expanding Ethiopian network in addition to…

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NAMA to begin installation of VSAT station, VHF radio systems at Akanu Ibiam Airport

Photo Caption: NAMA Director of Operations, Matthew Lawrence Pwajok (left) presents a souvenir to Rtd Air Marshal Adeola Amosu at the just concluded NATCA AGM in Kano, while NATCA President, Yomi Agoro (middle) looks on. Following the successful installation of the VSAT (very small aperture terminal) station at the Jos airport and the integration of the VHF (very high frequency) into the network in the North East corridor, the Nigerian airspace Management Agency (NAMA) will this week commence the installation of another VSAT station and VHF radio systems at the…

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How Asky, Ethiopian Airlines treated guests to night of  experience at Akwaaba expo in Lagos

The Ethiopian Day at Akwaaba African Travel Market 2019 ended on a grand note with the management of Ethiopian Airlines treating guests to a night of  Ethiopian Experience while revealing a positive rise in its fortunes over the years in review. The general manager of Ethiopian Airline Firiehiwot Mekonnen while welcoming the guests to the event said the Airline proudly flaunts itself as a Pan African Airline. “Ethiopian Airline is positioning it’s brand and strategies to touch every part of Africa and Europe and we can say we have recorded…

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House committee chair on Aviation calls for review of FAAN Act

.. Says unbundling of FAAN may lead to efficient, progressive airport development Photo Caption: Patrick Tamba Musa, Senior Transport Engineer, African Development Bank (AFDB); Hon.Nnolim Nnaji, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation; Simon Tumba, CEO/Publisher, NTM; Captain  Dapo Olumide, CEO Ropeways Transport Limited; Ali Magashi, CEO, Kitari Consult Limited at the 2019 NigerianTravelsmart(NTM) Colloquium recently in Lagos. The chairman House Committee on Aviation, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji has called for the review of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN Act giving it the power to dominate in an area…

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President Buhari approves appointment of Capt. Musa Nuhu as new DG of NCAA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation authority (NCAA). He replaces Captain Muthar Usman, the erstwhile director general of the Organisation. Capt. Nuhu who, until his appointment, was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO), is an Airline Pilot, a Safety expert, a quality assurance Lead Auditor as well as an Artificial Intelligence expert. He holds an MSc Degree in Aviation business and was at the Presidential Air Fleet as a Captain and…

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Ethiopian Airlines Group launches sustainability Initiative to support local farmers

Ethiopian Airlines Group has launched an innovative capacity development initiative aimed at creating local value in agricultural products. The forward-looking development initiative is tailored to support cooperative unions comprising millions of farmers with innovations and technology, thereby ensure their international market penetration. While discussing with Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group Chief Executive Officer at Ethiopian headquarters, stakeholders drawn from government agencies and farmers’ cooperative unions have expressed their gratitude on the launch of the capacity development program and vowed to work together. Mr. Tewolde on his part remarked, “ geared…

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Air Peace rewards passengers with gifts at 5th anniversary, reiterates commitment to safety, comfort

Air Peace has reiterated its commitment to the safety and comfort of its passengers, as it turns 5. The airline celebrated its 5th Anniversary by rewarding passengers with various gifts including free tickets, souvenirs and improved in flight refreshments. The chairman and chief executive officer, Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, who described Air Peace as a multi-country airline, said that it has been five years of steady progress, while adding that the airline’s vision of creating seamless connections and network options for its domestic, regional and international markets, is being…

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NiMET DG accused of fraudulent conversion of staff quarters to personal property

The director general of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), Prof Sani Abubakar Mashi, has been accused of conversion of an expanse of land meant for staff quarters at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja to personal property. The staff accused Mashi of selling the landed property to the workers, claiming that the property in question was allocated to the staff by the federal government, just as such gesture was given to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other agencies in the sector in Abuja. The staff claimed that they…

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Ethiopian Airlines to resume flight to Athens

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of its flight to Athens, Greece effective Dec 13, 2019. Ethiopian resumed the service to the city of Athens after 18 years. Athens marks Ethiopian’s 20th destination in Europe. Filled with incredible historical sites, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and Europe’s historical capital where democracy was invented. The thrice weekly flight to Athens will be operated by the ultra-modern B787 Dreamliner. Regarding the flight service to Athens, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said “We are delighted…

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Royal Air Maroc flight returns to MMIA apron after cargo door indicator light comes on

The pilot flying a B737-700 belonging to Royal Air Maroc with registration number CN-RNQ discovered that the cargo door light was flickering on, despite the Aviation security escort visual observation that the Cargo door was closed. he alerted the control tower, requesting to return back to the apron, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, at about 05.30 hours today, October 20, 2019. The Aviation Security escort team remained with the aircraft as it taxied back to the apron. At  the apron, all concerned officers of FAAN and other agencies…

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