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Tag Archives: Nigerian airports and COVID-19

Airfare hike certain as FG approves domestic flights’ resumption

Allows for inter-state movement within curfew FEDERAL Government has approved the resumption of domestic flights in the country and has said a hike in flight fare was inevitable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic contrary to the Minister of Aviation’s declaration a week ago that there would be no fare increase. This is as government has also lifted the …

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Passenger Service charge Increment: All sides to the argument

THE announcement by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to increase Passenger service Charge (PSC) come August 1, 2020 has created passionate debates on many platforms some looking at the timing and others at the development factor but one thing is certain all sides have points to make. FAAN had in a letter signed by the managing director of …

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Airports reopening: FAAN, airlines differ over planned introduction of slot system

“All the six carriers do not have 70 aircraft and as airlines we have disagreed with the slot system as it will lead to a limitation of our flights. Like how do you determine who flies by 6am, 7am or 8am? And this limitation of flight will keep most of our equipment underutilized and may lead to sack. Remember no one does night flights, the environment is not ripe for it and so how many flights will we have daily, what will be the impact on our equipment,” Onyema said.

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FAAN  plans simulations on facilitation, physical distancing at airports ahead of resumption

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) intends to organise simulations on facilitation, physical distancing  to ensure that arrangements ahead of resumption of flight activities follow all the COVID-19 guidelines and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) checklist and help it identify gaps and strategize to close those gaps. Managing Director, FAAN, Captain Hamisu Yadudu made this known yesterday during a …

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LAAC Webinar: Stakeholders examine ways to restart air travel with technology, minimal contact

Middle seat removal debate still on as stakeholders canvass more investment in sector AVIATION players, industry regulators, service providers this morning gathered virtually to discuss the  way forward for the sector following the numerous changes that must have to take place in the post Covid-19 new normal era especially with regards safety and protection of passengers as the sub-sector is …

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Nigeria Immigration issues back 243 passports to UAE returnees after 14-day isolation

TWO-hundred and forty-three (243) Nigerian returnees from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who arrived the country through the Murtala Mohammed international airport Lagos have been issued back their international passports by the Lagos airport command of the Nigeria Immigration service having successfully undergone the 14 days isolation required by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Lagos Airport Comptroller of …

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May Day: Sirika says govt will help mitigate consequences of COVID-19 lock-down

Promises better days ahead for workers GOVERNMENT has acknowledged the dire situation in the aviation sub-sector and has promised to take practical steps to help mitigate the consequences of the total lock-down in the industry and create an enabling environment for the sector to bounce back. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika made this known in his May Day message …

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COVID-19: Hon Nnaji suggests single interest loans, special grants for airlines; agencies

HOUSE of Representatives Committee Chairman on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has suggested a single digit interest loan for indigenous airline operators and special Federal Government grant to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NIMET). This is just as he also restated his position on the need for the aviation …

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