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COVID-19: ART says planned middle seat elimination not viable for airlines

Government to provide stimulus geared towards protecting jobs Calls for collaboration; business model review and corporate governance for airlines AVIATION Round Table Safety Initiative (ART) has said the planned elimination of middle seats on airplanes could worsen cost implications for airlines and will not achieve the social distancing objectives and commended gradual re-opening of the nation’s airports with four to …

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Air Peace evacuates 301 Chinese nationals from Nigeria

AIR Peace on Thursday night evacuated Chinese nationals to China through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos at about 2205hrs. The airline carried out the evacuation with its Boeing 777-300 with registration 5N-BWI which airlifted 301 passengers on board carrying 24 crew members. The Nigerian carrier evacuated the Chinese from Lagos to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China’s most populous, …

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Onyema canvasses workforce-specific intervention as NCAA tinkers reopening domestic operations with 5 airports first

the world is on break, nothing is happening… authorities have reeled out things and these things come with a huge cost. How will airlines manage that and pay about thirty-seven 37 charges. The airlines are going to bear the brunt of all this. I do not want free money that I cannot account for. This is not an opportunity to ask for money to buy new plane. In fact this intervention should be for the work force. I have over 3, 000 staff at Air Peace, these people’s livelihood are endangered and you must do everything possible to keep jobs in the country.

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Post Covid19: Leaders call for global co-operation to stem global depression at UBA Africa Day Conversations

GLOBAL leaders have emphasized the need for meaningful collaborations between governments and the private sector as a panacea for the quick economic recovery of the African continent post Covid-19. The leaders at the second edition of United Bank for Africa (UBA) African Day Conversations titled Growth, Jobs and Sustainable Development Amidst a Global Pandemic brainstormed over ideas that would help …

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Rep Nnaji describes as unacceptable planned use of Ethiopian Airline for Canadian evacuation

CHAIRMAN House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has warned that any attempt to use foreign airline to evacuate stranded Nigerians from Canada would not be condoned by the House of Representatives. Honourable Nnaji who was reacting to the persistent refusal of the Canadian Authorities to grant Air Peace airline landing rights for the evacuation of stranded Nigerians …

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Nigeria fines UK Flairjet N1m for violating two regulations; reports UK High Commission

MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has announced that regulations violators, UK-based Flairjet has been fined N500, 000.00k each for flouting the nation’s regulations by conducting commercial flights after given approval for humanitarian operations. The Minister in a tweet announced,”Flairjet were found to violate our Civil Aviation Regulations IS 1.3.3(a) Table 2(IV)7(a) and IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2(VIII)(4). The maximum …

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