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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 …

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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 …

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FAAN, unions head for showdown as airport managers plans to slash staff emoluments

THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has told its workers that will be receiving half Salaries in this month of May to the disagreement of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, (ATSSSAN) and the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals, (ANAP) who are spoiling for a showdown. The …

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Stakeholders skeptical over Ministry’s relocation directive; say timing wrong

THE directive from the Minister of Aviation to all aviation agencies to relocate their agencies’ headquarters to Abuja in the next 45 amid the battle against COVID-19 has not gone unnoticed by stakeholders some of which have expressed divergent opinions on the directive giving its raison d’etre and its timing. …

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COVID-19: NUATE advises FG on how to implement intervention in aviation

NATIONAL Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has petitioned the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over how government can assist the country’s aviation sector during this COVID-19 era warning against monetary intervention that yielded no results in the past. The union in a petition signed by Comrade Ocheme …

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NAHCO to cargo agents, ‘we cannot bear brunt for 100% demurrage waiver’

NIGERIAN Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) has said that it and other ground handlers cannot add the burden of a 100% waiver of  demurrage demanded by customs agents based on grounds that a government agency has done so especially giving the extra costs it has had to endure in 6 …

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ANLCA petitions SGF over SAHCO, NAHCO’s insistence on demurrage charge despite lock down

‘We did not get waivers and so can give none,’SAHCO insists ASSOCIATION of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos Chapter has called on Chairman Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 to wade into the current imbroglio between it and managements of the handling companies at the airport …

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COVID-19: 160 Nigerians evacuated from US arrive NAIA Abuja, ferried to isolation

ONE hundred and sixty (160) Nigerians today were successfully evacuated from the United States of America landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA). The aircraft departed for Abuja from Newark (EWR) Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Sunday 10th May 2020 by 9.15pm The aircraft, a 270 …

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COVID-19: FG extends ban to all foreign, domestic flights for extra four weeks

We are talking to our airlines on repatriation of 4000 Nigerians abroad- Onyeama SECRETARY to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha has announced the extension of ban on all flights into the country as well as domestic flights for an extra four weeks thereby extending the ban to …

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COVID-19: FG says aviation sub-sector to benefit from N2tr economic injection

FEDERAL Government through the Ministry of Budget and National Planning is has identified the aviation sub-sector as one of those slated the N2 trillion economic injection the nation is considering  as the sector loses almost N21 billion on a monthly basis since the Covid-19 pandemic. Minister of State for Budget …

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