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IATA describes Atatürk Airport attack as sheer barbarity

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed unreserved outrage at last night’s attack at Atatürk Airport Istanbul, Turkey. In a statement released, IATA’s Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler said, “Once again, innocent travelers have been attacked in a cowardly and murderous act. Our thoughts are with the victims, and their families and friends.”

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Again uniformed men assault civilians, beat petrol attendant, supervisor at MMA

The situation seems to be getting worse around the nation’s airports as uniformed men are running rampant and taking no prisoners unchecked by their supervisors, two Naval ratings yesterday ran amok at Forte Oil at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA),  slapping a petrol attendant severally at the filling station for refusing to issue them a blank …

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Nigeria Immigration seeks access to INTERPOL database, police collaboration

Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede has said that it is vital, if the country is to win the war against terrorism and other vices bedeviling it, for the service to be granted full access to the International Police (INTERPOL) portal. CGI Babandede made this declaration when the Ag. Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris paid …

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FAAN takes over Hometel Car Park from debtor concessionaire

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) has taken over Hometel Car Park close to the international wing of the Lagos Airport following what would seem like an unwillingness of the current concessionaires to remit funds collected on the authority’s behalf. This development came to light when the unions, last Thursday, took over the management of the car park from …

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Ooni of Ife flags off 1st African Flight around the World

The Ooni of Ife, His Royal Highness (HRH) Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Sunday flagged off the take off of the much-anticipated the 1st African to Fly Solo Round the World on a single engine aircraft, thus become part of the history to change the narrative on Nigeria. The project powered by Transcend Project kicked off Sunday 26 June 2016 …

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Suspected passengers baggage thief caught under conveyor belt at MMIA

One Fagbemi Ayo is in the firm clutches of the Nigeria Police  after being arrested by officers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Aviation Security (AVSEC)  for theft of passengers baggage at the Line 2 Conveyor Belt at ‘D’ Departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA). Nigerianflightdeck.com learnt that the 42year old man used to work …

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IATA says Brexit will lower UK Aviation passenger figures 3-5% by 2020

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that preliminary study of the financial and economic impact of the Brexit decision on the air transport industry will see UK air passengers’ volume lower by 3-5 per cent by 2020, driven by the expected downturn in economic activity and the fall in the sterling exchange rate The world airline body also stated …

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Ojikutu asks Senate to investigate Jimoh Ibrahim, UBA arrangement

Group Captain John Ojikutu has asked that the Senate investigation into the disbursement of the N300billion Aviation/power intervention fund be extended to include UBA following claims by owner of defunct Air Nigeria Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim that he got a loan of N35bn at 2% interest to buy off the debt of over N40bn owed in UBA by the defunct Virgin …

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US deports 41 Nigerians for various offences

41 Nigerians have been deported from the United States of America (USA) through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos for various offences. The deportees arrived on a Miami Air International aircraft with registration number N733MA and touched down at the airport at exactly 12:20 local time.

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Singapore Academy trains African safety inspectors in Nigeria

No fewer than 40 participants from 15 African   countries were guests of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) which also played host to the pilot edition of Safety Oversight Inspectors Course in Lagos, Nigeria. This five-dayAerodrome course hitherto offered in Singapore Civil Aviation Academy was taken to diaspora for the very first time in its existence. The first offshore …

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