Lagos Hoteliers congratulate Sanwo-Olu, deputy, urge them to address issue of multiple taxation

Members of the Lagos Hoteliers Association (LHA) have congratulate Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu, the governor-elect and his deputy, Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, on their victory at the recently held governorship election. The association also congratulated all the newly elected members of State House of Assembly. Congratulating the Governor-elect, his deputy and the elected Assembly members, the association’s president, Prince Waheed Adekunle Akilo, said the election of Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu and new lawmakers, who are of All Progressive Congress (APC), is an appreciation the people of the State believed in programmes and…

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NewGen ISS not specific to Nigeria alone, IATA clarifies

.. Says agents must comply with local licensing, registration requirements to sell travel The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has clarified that NewGen ISS (New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems) is not a program that is specific only to Nigeria. IATA in a statement signed by Linden Birns – Plane Talking, Advisor to IATA, Sub-Sahara Africa  stated that it represents the modernisation of the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) used by more than 50,000 IATA-accredited travel agents around the world. NewGen ISS is being rolled out progressively to all…

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Sirika, Lai Mohammed, Runsewe, Coker to grace NANTA AGM in Lagos

The minister of state for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and the director general of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, Folarin Coker are among the dignitaries expected to grace the Annual General Meeting, AGM of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA on the 27th of March at the Muson Centre in Lagos. Also expected at the AGM are the Ooni of Ife, His Majesty…

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Ooni of Ife to host NATOP 2019 AGM

The Nigerian Association of Tour Operators has concluded arrangements to hold their 2019 AGM in Ile Ife, Osun State in the South West of Nigeria. The AGM will be hosted by His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. the Ooni of Ife.  This was revealed when the President of the Association, Hajia Bilikisu Abdul led Executive Members of NATOP on a courtesy visit to the Palace of the Ooni. The Ooni of Ife thanked them and promised to showcase the huge tourism assets of Ife the source of Yoruba…

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Aviation stakeholders call for local content law to preserve sector for benefits of Nigerians

Stakeholders in the country’s aviation industry have stressed the need for the local content law in Nigeria to be applied fully in regulatory operations of travel agents in order to preserve the sector for the benefits of the citizens. The stakeholders who were at the March quarterly breakfast meeting of the Aviation Round Table at Golf View Hotel in Lagos with the theme: Nigerian travel agencies, challenges and regulations urged the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the regulatory agency for air travel business in Nigeria to go beyond the…

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Air Peace clarifies B737 MAX 8 order

.. Says order is still at design, configuration stage Following the recent accident involving Ethiopian Airlines Boeing B737 MAX 8, the management of Air Peace Airline has clarified on its firm order for 10 of the same aircraft type . The Airline said it is yet to take delivery of the aircraft as it is still at the design and configuration stage of the order. The airline said the clarification has become necessary in view of numerous calls and enquiries on our response to the incidents involving the B737 Max…

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Air Crash : Ethiopian Airlines grounds all B-737-800 MAX fleet

Following the tragic accident of ET 302/10 March B-737-800 MAX (ET-AVJ), Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all B-737-8 MAX fleet effective March 10, 2019 until further notice. The Airline explained in a statement that: “Although we don’t yet know the cause of the accident, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution”. The Airlines promised to release further information as soon as it is available.

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Ethiopian B737-800 MAX from Addis to Nairobi with 149 passengers, 8 crew crashes

The management of Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed that one of its aircraft with flight number ET 302 in a scheduled service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today, March 10 around Zeit. A statement by the management of the airline stated that “Ethiopian Airlines regrets to confirm that its flight ET 302/10 March in schedule service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Zeit”. “The aircraft B737800MAX with registration number ET Bishoftu (Debre AVJ took off at 08 :38 am local…

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SAHCO partners ABX World on hitch-free export opportunity in Nigeria

Photo Caption: L-R: Deputy Comptroller of Custom in Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) export, Mr Abdulhammeed Mohamed; Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO PLC, Mr Basil Agboarumi; Managing Director/CEO, ABX World and Agro Allied Solutions, Captain John Okakpu;  Ethiopian Airlines representative, Mr Magnus Masade; Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, SAHCO PLC, Mr Olaniyi Adigun; Head, Cargo Services, SAHCO  PLC, Mr Jide Kafidipe. Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) has partnered ABX World to ensure farmers have hitch-free export opportunity in Nigeria through the provision of world class storage facilities and logistics support…

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Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of first B737-800 freighter

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first B737-800 freighter, the first of its kind in the Ethiopian Cargo fleet mix, on March 01, 2019.  Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked that: “We are excited to have taken delivery of the newest freighter a few days after being crowned with ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’ and ‘Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa’ Awards for the fourth year in a row. The arrival of this new freighter is a significant addition and propels both our…

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