The director general of Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birin Kebbi, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Darkingari has said that the airport was built to boost the export of farm produce, enhance socio-economic development and prepare the state for foreign investment.
Qatar Airways will cut its fuel surcharge following the drop in crude oil prices, the company’s chief executive told reporters.
“As far as the fuel price reduction is concerned, there will be no reduction in the ticket fare, but there will be a reduction in the fuel surcharge that we were charging,” Akbar Al Baker told a news conference.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in which airlines are expected to post a collective global net profit of $19.9 billion in 2014 (up from the $18.0 billion projected in June).
Air Côte d’Ivoire, the national airline of Ivory Coast has commenced 4 weekly flights from and to the francophone giant city of Abidjan andA Nigeria’s commercial city of Lagos.
Air Côte d’Ivoire commenced flight operations into Lagos arriving on the 3rd January, 2015 with its Airbus A319-TUSTSA with capacity for 12 Business and 96 Economy passengers while the inaugural flight departed Lagos on Sunday 4th January 2015.
For a rapid movement of cargo from the ramp and to avoid congestion anytime more than one aircraft arrive at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Managing Director of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL, Olu Owolabi has asked to Federal Government to complete expansion of the second half of the apron.
Speaking Wednesday while taking reporters round the handling company’s cargo village he also called on government to look at the issue of zero tariff for importation of handling equipment arguing that the equipment cost billions and that would help.
Thirty-six aeronautical communications staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA) have completed the Aeronautical Communications Course at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT) Zaria.
The Aeronautical Communications Course which began in last January is designed to fully equip participants with the basic critical communication skills and latest technical competence required for the collation, processing, storage and dissemination of aeronautical information such as air traffic control messages and electronic notice to airmen (NOTAM).
Late last year Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka had a tete- a- tete with reporters and made a lot of revelations with the intent to set the industry back on the right track since according to the industry policy maker had derailed over the years.
Chief of his revelations was the fact that the country’s airport had no aviation master plan no document showing how the industry is meant to grow in the next five, ten and twenty years or passenger traffic or cargo movement.
The huge cost of getting aircraft has become a problem for many domestic operators. But, managing director of Discovery Air, Mr. Tunde Babalola has posited that although this is true effective use of the aircraft available to an airline would maximise it capabilities and help to reduce operating costs. Excerpts
The parent of Porter Airlines is nearing the sale of a passenger terminal it operates at Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport, according to people familiar with the process.
The people, who asked not to be named as they are not authorised to comment publicly on the matter, said a bidding process for the asset at the island airport is underway.
The international Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African government to stop paying lip service to the Yamoussoukro Decision in 1999 and truly open their skies to each other in order to realize the untapped social and economic benefits Africa is missing out on.
Despite African countries’ adoption of the Yamoussoukro Decision in 1999, the implementation has been slow and the immense benefits have not been realized.