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Minister announces resumption dates for Abuja, Lagos Airports for July 8th

Kano, P/H on 11th, others 15th while international flights will be announced soon MINISTER of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has announced the resumption of domestic flight operations from July the 8th, 2020 with the Murtala Muhammed Airport and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. This is just as he has put the resumption of Kano, Port Harcourt and Maiduguri Airports at …

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More trouble as EASA suspends Pakistani airline flights over safety concerns

EUROPEAN Union’s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) authorization to serve European member states over safety concerns, the agency says, days after Pakistan’s aviation ministry ordered grounding of 150 pilots over fraud fears. A Pakistan inquiry, after the May 22, PIA Airbus A320 crash in which 98 people were killed, found that almost a third of …

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Air Peace evacuates 327 Nigerians from London in maiden flight

NIGERIAN carrier, Air Peace continues to show capacity as the airline has evacuated 327 Nigerians from London in its maiden flight to London. The airline’s Boeing 777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI departed Heathrow Airport London earlier today and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 20:41hrs, Nigerian time. After disembarking some passengers in Abuja, the aircraft will proceed …

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License Fraud: Pakistan airline suspends 150 pilots as minister announces 262 suspect licenses

FOLLOWING the release of an initial investigation fingering human error as the primary reason for last month’s crash, state-owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended 150 pilots after questions over the authenticity of their licenses emerged. This is as the Pakistani aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan told Parliament that 262 of Pakistan’s 860 active, licensed pilots had been found to …

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FAAN moves corporate headquarters to Abuja

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has moved its corporate headquarters to Abuja in compliance with the directive of the Federal Ministry of Aviation that all agencies in the sector relocate their corporate headquarters to Abuja. This movement is aimed at ensuring operational efficiency, while also improving the quality of service delivery to our esteemed customers. Already, the Managing Director, …

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Evacuations: Use of foreign carriers discredits Nigerian airlines’ safety records, capacity

THE continuous use of foreign airlines by the Federal Government for evacuation of the country’s citizens despite local capacity is creating wrong impressions about Nigeria and the safety of its airlines, aviation stakeholders and investors have said. These players have continued to kick against the continuous use of foreign airlines also allude to a weakness of government urging them to …

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COVID-19: Saudi authorities bars Muslims outside Kingdom from 2020 hajj

KINGDOM of Saudi Arabia has announced it will hold a “very limited” hajj this year, barring Muslims outside the kingdom from performing the annual ritual as it moves to curtail the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf. The decision marks the first time in Saudi Arabia’s modern history that the kingdom has made such a bold move. The kingdom’s hajj …

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