Low level corruption has become something of a bane in the society and the nation’s airports are not exempt and it is against this veil that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the ministry of aviation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combat this vice at all the airports in the country.
The past two weeks at the cargo shed of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos has been anything but okay till Federal Government reopened the warehouses after initial shutdown over a forthnight ago.
The usual bustling and hustling warehouse sheds were locked down following a shameful and unwarranted clash between custom men and clearing agents.
As the harmattan haze sets in, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned pilots of dust particles that can blur visibility and disrupt their operations calling for caution and adherence to standard practice during this period.
The regulatory body which issued a weather alert to all Pilots indicating hazards associated with Harmattan dust haze in flight operations said the warning is important as Harmattan is known to pose an obvious threat to aircraft particularly in areas of challenging terrains due to low visibility.
The European Union is considering plans to impose flight-tracking unilaterally in response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, threatening a backlash from airlines over timing and costs.
The disappearance of MH70 in March sparked efforts by global regulators and the airline industry to agree on systems to track aircraft, reviving a stalled recommendation from French investigators following the crash of an Air France jet in the Atlantic in 2009.
As one of the major issues of airline operation in Nigeria still remains on time flight by airlines, the Minister of Aviation Osita Chidoka has said that the launch of the Aviation Passengers Service (APS) Portal and the Aviation Helpline will help passengers pick the best serving airlines for their trips.
The profile of Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier, continues to soar as the airline won four awards at the 11th Security Watch Africa Awards, Lecture and Exhibition held in Dubai, United Arabs Emirates on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Airlines are seeking to work more closely with travel technology companies to mine customer data for ways to generate more revenue beyond ticket sales, emulating other industries already using these methods.
While retailers have implemented ever more inventive ways to use customer data, both online and offline, many airlines have been slower, only recently looking to harvest the wealth of information provided by their frequent flyer loyalty schemes.
British Airways Regional Commercial Manager West Africa, Kola Olayinka, has added his voice to the teeming number stating that aircraft technology is not the only evolving tech in the industry.
This is as he stated that British Airways is not just looking at the aircraft tech nut is also improving technology in the way travel is accessed to make it faster and even much more convenient.
Delta Air Lines has opened its exclusive Delta Arrivals Lounge, at the arrivals hall of London Heathrow Terminal 3. All of Delta’s BusinessElite passengers and SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members arriving from the United States have complimentary access into the new facility.
As Austrian hit by Ukraine crisis
Germany’s Lufthansa reported a 2.4 percent rise in sales at its passenger business for November but said that its unit Austrian Airlines was being hit by the crisis in Russia and Ukraine.