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COVID-19:  NIS holds sensitization lecture on seamless facilitation

NIGERIA Immigration Service (NIS) as part of efforts to ready its officers at the airports against the new normal post Covid-19 have told their men  to imbibe discipline, put their acts together and synergize with other agencies around the airport for seamless facilitation. This is just as the NIS said that it is only by being discipline individually and collectively …

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FEC approves N1.7billion for consultancy on second Abuja runway

THE Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the sum of N1.7 billion for consultancy services for the construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja with a plan to achieve the second runway if awarded, before the end of the administration. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who disclosed this while briefing State House correspondence at the …

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NCAA confirms 5 airports approved for flight resumption

NNAMDI Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, Omagwa International Airport, Port Harcourt and Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri are the five (5) airports designated for the resumption of flight operations once it is given the go ahead to start from operations on the 21st of June, 2020.

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COVID-19: PTF mulls ending interstate restrictions with domestic flight resumption

PRESIDENTIAL Task Force on COVID-19 has revealed that once the aviation industry indicted readiness to commence operations from on the 21st June measures will be put in place to simultaneously end the nationwide interstate movement restrictions. Co-ordinator of the PTF on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu also stated that there was no way to open the airspace for domestic flight without …

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Flight resumption: Airlines can not break even on 40% load factor, Olowo tells FG

On board social distancing will be quite challenging except aircraft will be configured to all first class seats for economic operations. No airline can ever break even with less than 40 % load factor at the extremely low fares prevalent in the market where passengers pay less than $100 per hour on jet engines.This was the levels 30 years ago precisely 1990. Lagos Abuja N2, 200.Exchange rate N 22/$.  The dichotomy is can the passengers afford higher levels of tariff?”

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Flight resumption: FG orders airlines to fly 50-70% capacity as domestic ops resumes  June 21

All passengers' luggage to be disinfected before entry into the departure hall and they are required to wash their hands before proceeding into the halls while sanitizers would be provided for their use before entrance, at the waiting halls and pre-boarding. Foot wears will be disinfected, sanitized  by foot mats place at all entrances of the terminal buildings and passengers would observe physical distancing rule while sitting in the halls. The seats would be clearly marked for usage and non -usage.

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FG mobilizes contractors back to site for Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu completion

WORK at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu will soon be restarted as the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced remobilization of contractors back to site, to complete the rehabilitation of the runway and terminal buildings The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika disclosed this on his twitter handle @hadisirika today saying, “We announce our full remobilization to Enugu despite …

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Updated: Air Peace evacuates 312 Indian nationals from MMIA to Cochin Airport

As India celebrates first direct flight from Nigeria NIGERIAN Airline, Air Peace has evacuated 312 Indian citizens from Nigeria back to their country in a 10-hours non-stop flight. This is just as the government of India celebrated the first direct flight from Nigeria when the nation’s major carrier, Air Peace, airlifted 312 if its citizens from the Murtala Muhammd International …

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