Ethiopian Airlines to restart flight operations to Enugu, Kano Airports soon

The management of Ethiopian Airlines has assured passengers in the North and the South of Nigeria of its planned return to Enugu and Kano Airports once the new terminals are officially declared open for operations. Last week on the 6th of April, Ethiopian Airlines operated a special flight to Malam Aminu Kano International Airport as part of the gradual process of reopening the Airport. Ethiopian Airlines is the only International Airline that operates to Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu since it was gazetted as an International Airport. It is also…

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Ethiopian Airlines celebrates 75th Anniversary

Ethiopian Airlines celebrated its 75th anniversary Thursday, April 8, 2021. Ethiopian made its maiden international flight on April 8, 1946 to Cairo. Since then, the Airline overcame the ups and downs of the aviation industry and the challenges unique to Africa to become Africa’s largest, most profitable and award-winning Aviation Group. Ethiopian kicks off a yearlong celebration under the theme “Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence”. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “As we celebrate 75 years of excellence, we take stock of our accomplishments over three quarters of…

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Air Peace initiates ‘Random Acts of Love’ to appreciate customers

Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace initiated a 14-day Easter campaign tagged Random Acts of Love, intended to appreciate its customers by giving them numerous gifts in-flight. The Random Acts of Love, which officially kicked off on Sunday, April 4, 2021, entails the placement of gift cards in random seat pockets and during the flight, passengers are told to check the seat pockets in front of them to know if they have won a gift or not. Passengers stand a chance to win gifts such as Thermo water-flask, Food flasks, Diaries,…

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Runsewe appeals to Edo Govt. to reconsider decision to suspend National Sports Festival

Director General National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, and patron Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ), Otunba Segun Runsewe has appealed to Edo state government to reconsider the decision to suspend the ongoing national sports festival due to paucity of funds. Runsewe stated that the games is a veritable vehicle of National unity and an outpost to discover hidden young talents to help Nigeria sustain its leadership position in sports in Africa nay the world. The NUJ patron and President, Africa Region, World Craft Council (WCC), further noted that…

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Negative passenger demand trend continues in February

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that passenger traffic fell in February 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (February 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (January 2020).  Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted all comparisons are to February 2019, which followed a normal demand pattern.   Total demand for air travel in February 2021 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was down 74.7 per cent compared to February 2019. That was worse…

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Ethiopian Airlines builds success on A350 “Preighter

The East African airline has continued to fly and create new business since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the A350-900 is part of this success. Some 60 percent of the world’s fleet was grounded in 2020 due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on air transport, as aviation industry estimates show. The impact of the pandemic took a noticeable effect from March 2020 when the number of flights dropped significantly, as a direct consequence of the collapse in passenger demand. Most companies booked massive financial losses, making…

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Azman Air tenders unreserved apologies to NCAA DG over frivolous allegation

The management of Azman Air Services Limited has tendered their unreserved apologies to the director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, and the NCAA over allegations it made against the person of the DG. The airline equally extended its apologies to the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, for any embarrassment their actions may have caused him and the government. Azman Air in a statement signed by Muhammad Hadi Abdulmunaf, its acountable manager explained that it issued a press statement expressing its surprise and shock…

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Nigeria to encourage heritage tourism with Brazil – Lai Mohammed

Photo caption Otunba Segun Runsewe (Right) with the Brazilian Ambadador, Mr Francisco Luz and another diplomat at the just concluded Brazilian Descendants Festival in Lagos Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has identified Nigeria’s century old heritage relationship with Brazil, noting that time has come to give the initiative an economic boost through Cultural tourism. The Minister further stated that the window of relationship sustained by the thriving community of Brazilian Descendants in Lagos island, will get federal government necessary assistance through factoring its iconic festival into Nigeria’s…

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UBA: A Bank of many firsts, in pursuit of customer satisfaction

United Bank for Africa Plc has carved a niche for itself and continues to stand out as the leading Pan-African financial institution, consistent in introducing numerous first rate innovative products with customer satisfaction in mind.  To this end, the bank has invested significantly in cutting edge technology in a bid to boost its overall services to customers. The development is a further demonstration of the bank’s unalloyed commitment to ensuring premium services as well as reaffirming its dominance across Africa. In a bid to reinforce its commitment to first-rate experience,…

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Seychelles former Tourism Minister set to reposition tropical islands tourism of Indonesia

Seychelles former minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Alain St.Ange, is set to reposition tropical islands tourism in Indonesia. The movement also spearheads the promotion of tourism between Africa Union and ASEAN, said Mr. St Ange, who is currently the President of African Tourism Board. Indonesia is one among the largest member states in ASEAN, and the Indonesia Tourism is leading the way in their preparations for the much anticipated reopening of the world borders. Indonesia remains a popular tropical tourism destination, offering cultural diversity, breath-taking natural beauty…

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