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AIB attributes Dana crash report delay to stakeholders’ response

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has indorsed the delay in releasing the final report of the Dana Air accident that occurred on June 3, 2012 at Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos to efforts to resolve comments and suggestion made by aviation stakeholders. The reason for the delay is contained in the Interim Statement issued by the agency on the investigations into the …

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Stakeholders insist concessioning revenue generating airports, economically unsound

The Minister of Aviation’s declaration at the just concluded stakeholders’ forum to concession the nation’s four highest revenue generating airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt has met with criticisms as it has been described not only as ill-timed but economically unwise. A stakeholder who pleaded anonymity also told Nigerianflightdeck that the move does not make economic sense as …

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Airline operators ask govt to balance forex availability for domestic airline

As the forex constraint continues to bite and create hardships for airlines, government has been charged to ensure that domestic carriers do not continue to suffer at the expense of their international counterparts given that it has made over $200,000 million available to foreign airlines in 2016 . Airline operators under the aegis of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) …

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Sirika unfolds vision for Nigerian aviation

Senator Hadi Sirika, the Honourable Minister of State, Aviation has unfolded the vision and strategies of the President Mohammad Buhari administration for achieving a quantum leap forward for the Nigerian Aviation industry. First, he made it clear that Aviation” is pivotal to the growth of key economic sectors, certainly not limited to travel and tourism. Agriculture production and distribution, rural …

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MDD wins FAAN Inter-Directorate Cup, clinches N500, 000 reward

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Inter-Directorate  Unity Cup, yesterday ended with a spectacular bang as the Managing Director’s Directorate clinched the coveted cup after beating the Directorate of Airports Operations by 2-1 during regulation time. The MDD also won the N500, 000 reward provided by the sponsors, Sulah Bureau De Change for the competition’s winners.

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IATA cites low oil prices, increases forecast profit to US$39.4b

Low oil prices and hard work by airlines to fill their aircraft are reasons given by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for airlines to make a collective net profit of USD$39.4 billion this year, forecasting an increase from a previous estimate of USD$36.3 billion. The world airline body representing over 260 airlines accounting for 83 percent of global air …

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PassageGold launches Rail Europe GSA in Nigeria

Passagegold Travel Agency Limited has been appointed Rail Europe GSA in Nigeria for the exclusive distribution of rail tickets and rail passes covering over 11,000 routes in 28 countries within Europe including non-European rail products in Canada, Australia, Japan and South Korea, thereby offering Nigerians a one-stop shop for access to rail fares, schedules and maps of all European train …

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British Airways gives tips on maximizing business travel

Jetting off on business may seem like a welcome escape from the daily grind but it can also be seriously disruptive with constant calls from the office and anxiety about the inevitable post-trip catch up detracting from the enjoyment of the trip. This is particularly true of small-and-medium sized businesses where management tends to be more hands on and where …

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Delta, Virgin Atlantic strengthen network between US, UK

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic have announced changes to their respective summer 2017 schedules to optimize their joint network between the United States and the United Kingdom. The move reflects the strong partnership between the two airlines, which is focused on offering customers more travel choices and flexibility. Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to …

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