Air travel records 18m passengers, 11 per cent traffic surge

The aviation industry has recorded an upsurge in passenger traffic, with no fewer than 18 million passengers now travelling the Nigerian airspace in a...

FG appoints new Managing Director for FAAN

President Muhammad Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Rabiu Yadudu as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The...

FG may shut Enugu Airport over deplorable runway

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu may be closed down following the poor state of...

Arik cuts schedule over low capacity 

Arik Air yesterday cut daily flight operations over depleted fleet-size and low capacity to execute normal schedule services. The airline, which might have reduced...

African carriers record six per cent air freight growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), yesterday released data for global air freight markets. It showed weak air freight demand despite six per cent...

Boeing 737 Max airplanes safety review begins April 29

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has said a joint governmental review of the now-grounded Boeing 737 Max will begin on April 29,...

Sirika, African ministers push single air transport market

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and other Africa transport ministers have rallied other countries on the continent behind the Single African...

Air Peace deploys B777 aircraft on local routes

Leading local carrier, Air Peace airlines, yesterday deployed a Boeing 777 aircraft on the Port Harcourt-Abuja and Abuja-Port Harcourt routes. The quite unusual use...

FAAN gives fresh withdrawal threat to airports over N2.6b debt

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has again threatened to withdraw both aviation security and firefighting personnel from some airports over debt in...

Government acquires N5.4b firefighting equipment

The Federal Government has acquired a state-of the-art aircraft’s firefighting simulator worth N5.4 billion (£11.5 million). The equipment was on Monday inspected and tested...
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