Category Archives: Aviation

Nigeria to host ICAO World Aviation Forum

Nigeria is set to become the first country to host the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), World Aviation Forum (IWAF), scheduled to hold from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22 in Abuja. Mr Ariyo Akinfewa, media consultant to the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Friday in Lagos, said that although this was […]

Nigerians to explore Istanbul with Turkish Airlines’ Stopover

NIGERIAN travellers on Turkish Airways with more than 20 hours of connection time in Istanbul now have the opportunity of discovering the beautiful city of Istanbul under the airline’s Stopover services. ‘Stopover’ services offer passengers complem-entary accommo-dation and a great opportunity to discover the unique beauty of Istanbul during their transit. Turkish-airline Passengers will receive […]

Empower tourism agencies for sector growth — Odusanwo

By Jimoh Babatunde PRESIDENT of the Institute  of Tourism Professionals, ITP, Mr Abiodun Odusanwo, has called on the Federal Government to empower agencies handling the development of the tourism sector in the country to carry out their role in line with global best practices. He said,“Government needs to strengthen these institutions, review their laws and […]

Nigeria at 57: Upgrading quality service at Nigeria’s airports

Stories by Lawani Mikairu THE recent certification of  Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, after many years of operating flight operations without International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, certification is a sign that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, is making efforts to make travellers in and out […]

Aviation professionals reject FG’s plan to concession airports

Aviation professionals have rejected the decision of the Federal Government to concession the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The groups spoke yesterday under the aegis of the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Branch. […]

Be professional in discharging your duties, AIB boss tells aircraft pilots, engineers

Lagos – Mr Akin Olateru, the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), has emphasised the need for members of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) to discharge their duties professionally. Passengers’ aircraft.[/caption The commissioner’s call is in a statement by Mr Tunji Oketunbi, the Head, Public Affairs, AIB, on Sunday in Lagos. Oketunbi […]

Nigeria foreign reserves have been depleted by foreign airlines – Onyema

Chairman, Air Peace airline, Barr. Allen Onyema in this interview with selected aviation reporters contends that because Nigerian airlines are not firmly operating international destinations Nigerians are now at the mercy of these foreign airlines in terms of outrageous fares that they charge. The foreign airlines operating in Nigeria have depleted Nigeria’s scarce foreign reserve. […]