Airport concession: ART urges FG to allay fears of unions, FAAN employees

The Aviation Safely Round Table Initiative, (ASRTI) has called on the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika to allay the fears of the unions and employees of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, with regards to the planned concession. In a communique issued at the end of its recent webinar with the theme: Nigerian airport concession: How far, so far, the participants said the process must be fair and transparent. The session acknowledged the necessity for government to concession airport terminals in order to reduce financial burden on the…

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Olowo expresses concern on why evacuation flight is seemingly replacing commercial flights

.. Says evacuation flight is huge economic deprivation, capital flight from Nigeria The President of Aviation Round Table Safety Initiative, ART, Dr Gbenga Olowo has expressed concern on the endless flight evacuations before and during Covid 19 pandemic in the past six months. Olowo who stated this in a paper he made available to the media titled : Is Evacuation replacing Commercial Flights ?, queried why evacuation flights is seemingly replacing commercial flights after the new travel protocols have been established, adding that all stake holders have complied with international…

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LAAC Webinar: Aviation stakeholders task FAAN, NCAA on safety of passengers, airport users

Stakeholders in the Nigerian Aviation industry have tasked the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA to ensure the safety of passengers and airport users following the planned re-opening of the airports. Speaking at the recent Webinar Conference organised by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC with the theme: Nigerian Aviation industry: Changing times changing strategies, the stakeholders urged NCAA and FAAN to ensure appropriate spacing at airports for passengers and other users, especially during peak period. In his…

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No airline can break even with less than 40% load factor at extremely low fares- Olowo

The president of Aviation Round Safety Initiative, ART, Dr Gbenga Olowo has said that no airline can ever break even in Nigeria with less than 40 percent load factor at the extremely low fares prevalent in the market where passengers pay less than $100 per hour on jet engines. Speaking in an interview in Lagos, Olowo noted that this is where government intervention in Airline economics is needed in Nigeria by deliberate application of subsidies on fuel, taxes, airport charges, Value Added Tax, 5percent or lower interest rate on loans,…

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Canada evacuation: Nigerians laud FG’s Insistence on using indigenous carrier

Many Nigerians have commended the federal government by insisting that a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace must be allowed to evacuate stranded Nigerians from Canada. The federal government designated the Nigerian airline to airlift the evacuees but the Canada High Commission preferred Ethiopian Airline to bring Nigerians back to the country at higher cost and spending longer time because it would first take the evacuees to Addis Ababa before bringing them to Nigeria. But the federal government has defied the Canada High Commission in Nigeria, insisting that the Nigerian carrier it…

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