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Tag Archives: Nigerian aviation and COVID-19

Covid-19 lockdown aftermath: Bernard says downstream sector needs tax holidays, charge reduction  

Says right amenities, infrastructure not security is bane of domestic tourism DOWNSTREAM sector of the aviation industry, in a bid to survive and avoid downsizing,  is canvassing single digit interest loans, tax holidays and reductions as a means of keeping the industry afloat following the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving in its wake Group Managing Director of Finchglow …

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NCAA to submit aviation restart plan to PTF Covid-19 Wednesday; gives industry readiness levels

DIRECTOR-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu told stakeholders that the aviation industry restart plan will be submitted to the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 by Wednesday (24th June, 2020), all things being equal. This is just as the NCAA gave the level readiness by components of the industry stating that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency …

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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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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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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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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 reason for the reduction in emoluments is not unconnected with …

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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. Nigerianflightdeck last Friday reported that the Ministry of Aviation directed …

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