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Airlines break ranks, agitate over N4bn bailout funds sharing formula

  AFTER much yearning and clamour, the Federal Government of Nigeria’s N4bn COVID-19 palliatives to the airline subset of the aviation industry has arrived but not without intrigues as it seems some airlines may have received the said bailout funds while others are yet to get, a situation, further deepening the crack among the airlines. Some airlines with valid Air …

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Dana Air fleet gets boost as two aircraft return from maintenance

DANA AIR on Wednesday, 31st December, 2020 received two of its aircraft, one Boeing737 Classic and a McDonnell Douglas from maintenance overseas after carrying out a C-Check on one of the aircraft. The arrival of the aircraft is coming days after another of its aircraft returned to service recently in December giving the airline a boost to aid in clearing …

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FG publishes passport details of 100 Covid-19 test defaulters ban travel for 6 months

FEDERAL Government of Nigeria has published the passport details of 100 travellers, who failed to undergo the mandatory COVID-19 test after their return to Nigeria placing travel restrictions on them from January 1 to June 30, 2020. Numbers of the passports were published by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Saturday. “Based on Presidential authority, travel restrictions are placed …

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COVID-19 Protocols: FAAN steps up safety procedures at airports 

AS the world grapples with the second wave of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN) has stepped up measures to ensure the safety of travelling passengers and other airport users across the nation. From the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Port Harcourt International Airport, Mallam Aminu Kano International …

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New Covid-19 Protocols for UK, SA: NCAA to slam $3,500 fine per defaulting passenger on airlines, suspend approval

AS the new travel rule takes effect from tomorrow from Monday December 28, 2020, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will fine airlines $3,500 for each passenger and may be required to return non-Nigerian defaulting passengers to point of embarkation for non compliance to Nigerian government’s rules concerning the United Kingdom and South Africa. This is just as the regulator has …

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BAGAIA meets Gambia, Sierra Leone; plans independent investigation agency by Q1 2021

BANJUL Accord Group investigative Agency (BAGAIA) has resolved with the Gambia and Sierra Leone to establish an independent accident investigative body as soon as first quarter of 2021 and both West African nations are also working out modalities to clear the outstanding subscription and to ensure follow-up with the how the funds are administered. These were some resolutions of two …

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NIS reels out operational statistics for NAIA says 239, 114 passengers passed airport in 2020

NIGERIAN Immigration Service (NIS) has said that this 2020 no fewer than 239,114 outbound and inbound migrants passed through Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport (NAIA), Abuja between 01st January 2020 and 15th December, 2020. This is just as it has revealed so far that 73,582 Nigerians and 46,665 Non Nigerians departed NAIA, Abuja for various destinations abroad. Similarly, 81,277 Nigerians and …

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