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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Ibasa/Ijegun Egba Indigenes oppose calls for relocation of tanks farms

Photo Caption: Youth Secretary; Mr. S. O. Wakili, the Regent of the community, Chief Yisa A. Adagun, Community youth chairman, Taofeeq Rasak Odunewu and Community secretary, Tajudeen Akinyanmi, during a press conference on the opposition to call for relocation of farms tanks in their community. The recent call for relocation of tanks farms in Ibasa/Ijegun in Satellite Town, Oriade Local Council Development Area, Lagos, by the Community Development Association (CDA) has been opposed by the indigenes of the community. The CDA chaired by Mr. Michael Imitimi, during a review on…

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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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ATQ unveils winners of Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Awards

African Travel Quarterly, (Atqnews.com), has unveiled the first shortlist of the winners of the Africa Travel 100 Global personalities awards. The African Travel 100 Global Personalities award will take place during the 15th AKWAABA African Travel Market at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos starting from 22nd to 24th of September 2019. The award is expected to honour personalities in the travel and tourism sector that have exemplified themselves in the industry and contributed to the growth of the sector in Africa and in the Diaspora. The event will…

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NAFEST 2019: Benin Set to thrill the world in October

The Edo State capital will be agog with festivities come October 19th to 26th as countries like Senegal, Mali, France, Ghana and many more will be on song during the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST). This was made certain during the opening of the 49th National Stakeholders meeting on NAFEST presently holding in Benin. Speaking during the opening ceremony, the Executive Governor of Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, represented by the Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osazee Osemwegie-Ero said the state has secured the commitment…

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I never accused government of impoverishing Nigerian airlines – Air Peace boss

The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has expressed shock at the report credited to him accusing the federal government of impoverishing Nigerian airlines, noting that such report was not done in good faith.  Onyema who granted interview to selected Nigerian journalists in Dubai to mark the inaugural flight of the airline at the weekend said that instead of criticizing government he actually commended the current administration that made it possible for the airline to grow and be able to operate international service.  He wondered what might have…

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Air Peace boss sets tone for panel discussions at LAAC Conference, as Nick Fadugba confirms participation

The Chairman of Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema, will set the tone for panel discussions at the forthcoming 23rd Annual Conference of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), which will see CEOs of airlines discuss burning industry issues with heads of aviation agencies and other industry stakeholders.  The President of African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) and Chief Executive Officer of African Aviation Services Limited, Mr. Nick Fadugba, has equally confirmed participation at the conference that has as theme: ‘Boosting Aviation Investment Through Policy.” The conference will hold on…

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Africa needs to buy, sell with each other- Esayas, ET MD

The managing director of International Services of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, has stressed the need for Africans to buy and sell with each other. Esayas Hailu woldemariam put Africa’s business transaction  with other oversea countries at 90 per cent while only 10 per cent is for Africa.   Speaking in an interview with Nigeria Journalists recently at the Airline’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, the MD maintained  that: “African has been transacting 90 percent business with overseas countries while only 10 per cent for Africa, why?  Africa needs to…

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Over 70 foreign delegates expected at 5th Accra Weizo Tourism Fair

Over 70 foreign delegates are expected at the 5th Accra Weizo 2019, the West Africa Tourism and Travel fair. A heavy delegation of Travel professionals from Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Benin and Togo will be coming to Join Travel and Tourism players from Ghana. The Accra Weizo which is organised in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, GTA, will be taking place at the famous La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Accra Ghana from the 28th and 29th of June 2019.  The 2019 edition of travel fair will also hold the…

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