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Enugu Airport reopening takes center stage while FAAN faces MMIA& NAIA restart

THIS week on PhotoReel, the Minister of Aviation and South East governors on August 30th reopened the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) Enugu after rehabilitation of the runway, Unions in the aviation sub sector received Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) boost as they insist concessions are a no go. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) continues preparation for international flights …

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Lagos Govt inspects MMIA facilities; expresses satisfaction at FAAN’s preparedness

AHEAD of tomorrow’s recommencement of international flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, the Lagos State Government has expressed satisfaction at the level of preparedness of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to restart. This disclosure was made when officials of the State Government paid a working visit to the airport to ascertain its level of preparedness. Speaking …

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Why AIB seeks critical allies for collaboration to investigate aircraft accident -Olateru

ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) needs to enter strategic collaborations and form alliances with various stakeholders in construction, maritime, air transport, the fire departments and other organizations to increase the investigative body’s chances of getting to the root of any accident that occurs in difficult terrain. Commissioner and Chief Executive of the AIB-N, Engineer Akin Olateru made this known at …

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International flight restart will pave way for consistent rise in travel- Finchglow GMD

Do you know anytime we talk about destinations in Nigeria, there is this fallacy of insecurity that we all fine up with from time to time? Tourism challenges is not insecurity do not be deceived. Let there be accessibility to those places of attraction. If you get to Olumo Rock today you find out there's no 'wifi' so if I get here I can use my phone to take shots and send it to everyone around the world and promote it. I won't have amenities like food companies around the Rock that I can eat so I spend a lot of time there. I wouldn't have public toilet that is clean that can be used by everyone and you expect tourists to visit a place like that, common these are the things that are necessary for any  tourist attraction to endear people to it.

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Updated: FG reels out 13 airlines granted approval to operate MMIA, NAIA on restart

MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has listed thirteen (13) airlines approved to fly into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, (Some having dual designation) the only two aerodromes open for international operations for now. Sirika spoke today during a briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, …

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Int’l flights restart confirmed as NCAA, NAMA issue circular, NOTAM

NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a circular to ‘all Aviation Stakeholders and the foreign airlines flying into Nigeria’ ahead of the resumption of international flight operations to and from Nigeria scheduled for September 5 The circular states that Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) are scheduled to reopen effective 00.01z on …

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FAAN discusses MMIA reopening, other developmental projects with Lagos State Governor

MANAGEMENT of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is seeking the support and collaboration of the Lagos State Government towards ensuring improved safety, security and better service delivery at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as part of preparations for the reopening of flight operations come September 5, 2020. Managing Director, Captain Rabiu Yadudu who led the FAAN delegation to the …

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FEC approves N13bn to automate analogue safe tower equipment in four major airports

NIGERIA’S Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N 13bn for the automation of safe tower equipment at the country’s four international airports in Abuja, Kano, Lagos, and Port Harcourt. The virtual meeting of the Council presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari, also approved $3.1bn for the automation of the operations of Nigeria Customs Service. The Ministers of Aviation, …

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Updated: FG restructures NCAA, directors go as directorates merge

NIGERIANFLIGHTDECK has just learnt that an impending shakeup in the aviation industry has taken place with no fewer than four directors finding their way out of the system. Our portal gathered that after an emergency meeting today, letters were handed out to some directors while a resignation letter handed last week by the Director Consumer Protection Directorate, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi …

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Covid-19 lockdown aftermath: Bernard says downstream sector needs tax holidays, charge reduction  

Says right amenities, infrastructure not security is bane of domestic tourism DOWNSTREAM sector of the aviation industry, in a bid to survive and avoid downsizing,  is canvassing single digit interest loans, tax holidays and reductions as a means of keeping the industry afloat following the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving in its wake Group Managing Director of Finchglow …

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