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Unions warn NAMA management over contemplated salary cut

UNIONS in the aviation industry have written the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA) warning the agency not to go ahead with its planned payment of incomplete salaries to staff forecasting dire consequences for the action. The unions are National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) …

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FAAN moves corporate headquarters to Abuja

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has moved its corporate headquarters to Abuja in compliance with the directive of the Federal Ministry of Aviation that all agencies in the sector relocate their corporate headquarters to Abuja. This movement is aimed at ensuring operational efficiency, while also improving the quality of service delivery to our esteemed customers. Already, the Managing Director, …

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Evacuations: Use of foreign carriers discredits Nigerian airlines’ safety records, capacity

THE continuous use of foreign airlines by the Federal Government for evacuation of the country’s citizens despite local capacity is creating wrong impressions about Nigeria and the safety of its airlines, aviation stakeholders and investors have said. These players have continued to kick against the continuous use of foreign airlines also allude to a weakness of government urging them to …

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COVID-19: Saudi authorities bars Muslims outside Kingdom from 2020 hajj

KINGDOM of Saudi Arabia has announced it will hold a “very limited” hajj this year, barring Muslims outside the kingdom from performing the annual ritual as it moves to curtail the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf. The decision marks the first time in Saudi Arabia’s modern history that the kingdom has made such a bold move. The kingdom’s hajj …

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Africlaim launches free COVID-19 Flight Disruption Help Initiative

AS part of its plans to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 on air travelers, Africlaim an indigenous brand is launching COVID-19 Flight Disruption Help Initiative an offer set to last throughout the pandemic. The COVID-19 Flight Disruption Help Initiative, according to Africlaim’s Chief executive Officer Chibuzo Ofulue, is a free service that seeks to help air passengers by providing …

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NCAA to submit aviation restart plan to PTF Covid-19 Wednesday; gives industry readiness levels

DIRECTOR-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu told stakeholders that the aviation industry restart plan will be submitted to the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 by Wednesday (24th June, 2020), all things being equal. This is just as the NCAA gave the level readiness by components of the industry stating that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency …

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NIS intercepts, to prosecute two Indian nationals for illegally entering Nigeria

OFFICIALS of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos intercepted two Indian nationals for illegally entering Nigeria without proper documentation. In a statement signed by Service Public Relations Officer, For:Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service DCI James Sunday pcc, the Lagos Airport Comptroller of the NIS Abdullahi Usman in his briefing stated that the two (2) …

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Olowo charges FAAN to get ICAO codes for Murtala Muhammed Airport terminals

THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has been advised to get the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) three lettered codes to differentiate each of the terminals at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. There are four terminals at the Lagos airport; the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), and three domestic terminals, including the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), which …

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Airports reopening: FAAN, airlines differ over planned introduction of slot system

“All the six carriers do not have 70 aircraft and as airlines we have disagreed with the slot system as it will lead to a limitation of our flights. Like how do you determine who flies by 6am, 7am or 8am? And this limitation of flight will keep most of our equipment underutilized and may lead to sack. Remember no one does night flights, the environment is not ripe for it and so how many flights will we have daily, what will be the impact on our equipment,” Onyema said.

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