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Dana narrates how passenger with disability attacks staff; destroys equipment

DANA Air today narrated an ordeal concerning a passenger with disability who violently took laws into his hands by destroying airline property in Abuja while also hurting the airline’s staff. The passenger identified as Dr Chike Okogwu according to Dana was told of an airline policy that stated that passengers of special needs are not flown at night, only for …

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Dana Air apologizes over weekend’s flight disruptions; explains its AOG situation

DANA Air on Friday 18, and Saturday 19, December 2020, suffered many disruptions to its schedules as two (2) of its aircraft became unserviceable in Lagos and Abuja respectively, compelling the airline management to ground both aircraft. The airline issued an apology yesterday appealing to its passengers and prospective flyers, assuring them that its team of engineers are on the …

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Air Peace Johannesburg launch: Nigerian airlines just need enabling environment to thrive – Onyema

AIR PEACE yesterday launched operations into Johannesburg , South Africa with lofty plans of establishing a threshold on the route and reestablish a direct connection severed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other extraneous forces. The 17th December 2020 flight is the inaugural flight into South Africa and the first official scheduled flight having flown into South Africa twice before, first …

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NIS MMA Command denies 60 Nigerians departure for various compliance issues

MURTALA Muhammed Airport Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has revealed that it has refused no fewer than 60 Nigerians, many of which are females’ departure from the country from September 15th 2020 till date stating that many did not fulfill the travel requirements. This is just the service revealed that between same period, Nigeria has had 37,000 passengers …

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Hon. Nnaji urges NCAA to be fair, firm in regulatory functions

CHAIRMAN, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has told the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) to be firm and fair  and carry out their regulatory functions of the industry with humane approach . Honourable Nnaji who spoke during an oversight visit in Lagos said he was of the opinion that the use of hostile measures may not …

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FAAN streamlines measures to improve revenue calls for intervention

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that to improve its revenues it has embarked on massive debt recovery drive, suspended procurement of non- essential items as well as placed emphasis on its cashless policy among other things. This is just as he canvassed that the aviation agencies would also need bailout from the federal government to bridge infrastructural …

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FAAN sets 1st quarter 2021 for new MMIA terminal as reps commend project pace

MANAGING Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu has told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that the Chinese EXIM Bank funded Murtala Muhammed International Airport Terminal come on stream by the first quarter of next year, 2021. He made this known while taking the House of Representatives aviation committee members on an …

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NCAA, airlines reach agreement on payment plan for TSC /PSC debt

Tells aviation committee it is in competition with operators for technical staff NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has reached a compromise with airline operators in the country to ensure that debts owed the agency are reconciled and a payment plan agreed on that would be favourable to all concerned. This is just as the regulator has told the …

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