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Nigeria needs huge investment in tourism to benefit from SAATM

AFRICA has the smallest number of air passengers, accounting for roughly 2 percent of global passenger and freight traffic. That small number is predominantly driven by international tourism – which is the number one determinant of who leads the air travel business to/from in the continent. However, with Africa’s rapid population growth and improving incomes, the continent is projected to …

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Ground handling rates & NG Eagle: Stop the interference!

The AOC order from the House Committee is coming at the backdrop of a similar order to the NCAA asking them to suspend the implementation of the new ground handling tariff, which is coming 36 years after the last tariff approval, without asking questions or calling all parties to the table. The ground handler has called off the proposed strike, which is noble and saves the industry from unnecessary distortions, while negotiations are ongoing to resolve the impasse.

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Nigerian airlines employees & job satisfaction: Between remuneration and job enjoyment

AIRLINES, a major player in the aviation industry, are one of the most complex organizations to manage because of the capital-intensive nature, the slim profit margin, safety, technicality,professionalism, and the risk associated with the business. Therefore attainment of a high-level performance through improving productivity and efficiency has always been an organizational goal of high priority to any airline that wants …

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Air Peace No-city-left-behind Initiative: Respite for Nigerians

Stanley Olisa IN the last couple of weeks, the media have been saturated with news of multiple route launches by West and Central Africa’s largest carrier, Air Peace. In less than 10 days, the foremost airline extended its wings to three new destinations- Ibadan in South West Nigeria, Gombe in North East Nigeria and Douala in Francophone West Africa. One …

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Under-utilization of Aircraft Capacity in Nigeria: How it affect Airlines Revenue

Shadrach Swante Kambai THERE is generally gross under-utilization of aircraft capacity which has great negative implication on the profitability of airlines in Nigeria. It’s an open secret that the number of seat occupied in a commercial flight is directly related to the profitability of that flight. With the addition of four (4) new airlines, competition for passengers is inevitable therefore …

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How Air Peace’s 13 brand new E195-E2s will create 8,000 jobs  

By Stanley Olisa IF you have been keeping tabs on the foray of Air Peace and the rise to prominence by the Chairman of the airline, Allen Onyema, you would agree that the airline was never established primarily for profiteering purposes. Air Peace is one of Onyema’s economic interventions which are predominantly poised to solve the unemployment challenge in Nigeria. …

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NCAA puts the record straight on Azman Air suspension

Recounts airline’s many infractions leading to grounding Says cheap blackmail will not deter its responsibility THE attention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has been drawn to a press release issued by the management of Azman Air over the suspension of its flight operations by the NCAA that has gone viral in the social media. The NCAA would not …

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The civilizing effect of MMA2 in Nigeria

By Kamal Ololade Ahmed  AS I entered MMA2, the airport owned and managed by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (‘‘BASL’’), I began praying for the company and its promoter, Dr. Wale Babalakin. I wished I had his phone number; I wanted to thank him for his efforts in elevating the standard of airport operation in Nigeria and showing that Nigerians also …

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Post COVID-19 and your FBO – Facing the challenge

EDDIE Rickenbacker, “Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” COVID-19 has dealt the Fixed Based Operator (FBO) industry a blow to its solar plexus & many in our industry, specially the independent FBO and smaller networks, feel there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Our industry has suffered downturns …

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FAAN and VIP recklessness despite existential threat

EVENTS of the last few weeks have in no small way diminished whatever illusion any right thinking Nigerian has that a vast majority of its public office holders, including the politicians, are prone to abuse of power once they get into office, including flout laws meant to safeguard the general citizenry. The happenings at the nation’s airports, after reopening of …

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