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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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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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