The Chinese government will pump CNY1.2 billion yuan (USD$190 million) into dozens of loss-making regional airports next year as it seeks to boost economic development in poorer provinces.
The number of airports supported will rise to 146 from 135 this year, with an extra CNY133 million yuan in financial support, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the civil aviation regulator.
Air travellers in the country have been advised to adhere strictly to airport rules and regulations in order to have seamless trips.
The general manager corporate communications Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati in an interview with some aviation correspondents on measures put in place by the organisation to ensure a hitch free passengers movement advised intending air passengers to take advantage of the newly launched passengers service portal to plan their trips.
Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka has said that there were certain inconsistencies with the citing the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the original plan stating that if the plan was adhered to some of the problem s faced including citing of a second runway would not be.
EgyptAir has hired Sabre Airline Solutions to prepare a restructuring plan for the state-owned company which has suffered a billion dollars in losses since 2010.
A company statement did not mention the value of the contract, but said the restructuring would focus on EgyptAir Airlines and EgyptAir Express, subsidiaries of EgyptAir Holding Company which provides flights mostly to destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
International demand for air freight is back at levels not seen since 2010 and grew 5.4 percent in October, IATA said.
However, Europe continues to perform weakly compared to other regions, with demand rising only 1.4 percent, reflecting economic uncertainty and the impact of sanctions as a result of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
Corporate travel managers rated Delta Air Lines number one in this year’s Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s honor marks the first time a carrier has earned top ranking four years in a row.
Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier, has announced plans to provide extra flights to key domestic destinations in response to yearnings of guests wishing to travel to various destinations across the country to celebrate Christmas and New Year period with family and friends.
Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler has called for more regulations on the drone technology stating that it is being used in airspaces that already have regulation making its risks greater.
According to him, the popularity of inexpensive radio-controlled planes and helicopters raises risks that require a firm response from regulators to ensure safety.
The new European Commission may scrap plans to open up airport ground handling services to more competition amid criticism from airports, which say such a move could hit the quality of services.
The reform would give airlines more choice of service providers and increase the minimum number of providers at large airports.
The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology will soon acquire new fleet of training aircraft.
Aviation minister, Osita Chidoka who announced this at the occasion marking the 50th anniversary of the college said the college must continue to live up to expectations.
“Government is at verge of awarding contract to re-fleet the training aircraft.”
Chidoka said the purchase of B737 simulator for the college was a testimony of President Goodluck Jonathans transformation programme in the aviation sector.