Tag: Nigeria

Overland Airways ATR 72 Bursts into Flames at the Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute The ATR 72-202, belonging to Overland Airways, suffered a substantial damage after a fire erupted while the aircraft was undergoing maintenance at Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria, on Friday. The accident occurred before the maintenance hangars near the airport terminal, where the machine was just plugged into an external power source. The fire broke outside, […]

First Class or Private Jet?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Plenty of information can be found on the internet referring to the high prices offered by private jet providers around the world. Some of it true, but even a last-minute economy class ticket can be expensive. The truth is that in today’s shared economy, private aviation is as accessible as it has ever been before […]

Delta Airlines Airbus A330 Engine Catches Fire

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta Airlines Airbus A330, performing flight from Lagos (Nigeria) to Atlanta (USA), was in the initial climb when the crew received a fire indication for the left hand engine (PW4168). The crew stopped the climb at 2000 feet, shut the engine down, activated the fire suppression and returned to Lagos for a safe landing on […]

Middle Eastern Carriers Flock To Africa To Boost Profits

Reading Time: 2 minutes In five years, Turkish Airlines has nearly tripled the number of destinations it flies to in Africa. But the ‘Eurasian’ carrier, operating out of Istanbul on the edge of the Middle East, isn’t the only carrier in the region looking to find gold on the continent. By the end of October, Flydubai, will operate 14 […]

Fuel Shortage Forces Arik Air to Reduce Operations

Reading Time: 1 minute Nigeria’s largest airline Arik Air was forced to cut back operations Nov. 16 because of a fuel shortage. In a statement, the carrier said aviation fuel rationing began during the week beginning Nov. 7, causing delays and cancellations. Arik Air, which operates around 100 daily flights, requires about 500,000 liters of fuel a day. As […]

US Blocks Nigeria From Buying Military Aircraft From Brazil

Reading Time: 3 minutes The United States has again blocked the Nigerian Government from acquiring fighter ground attack aircraft considered crucial in the ongoing campaign against Boko Haram in the North-East. Investigations showed that the US has prevented the Nigeria’s military from acquiring the A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft from Brazil. A Presidency source said on Saturday that Nigeria […]

Nigeria to Release $300mn to Foreign Carriers

Reading Time: 1 minute The Nigerian government said it has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to release a total of USD300 million in unremitted revenue to foreign airlines, reports ch-aviation. The announcement comes after IATA lumped the West African petrostate into the same category as Venezuela in June this year after complaints from foreign carriers that they […]

Etihad, Partners to Support Nearly 425,000 Jobs in Africa in 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) and its equity airline partners will support almost 425,000 jobs and are expected to contribute $3.6 billion GDP to the African economy in 2016, as Abu Dhabi becomes a key hub for business travel both into and out of the continent. A report released by leading international research organisation Oxford Economics […]

Nigeria Sues Turkish Airlines for Consumer Rights Violations

Reading Time: 1 minute The Nigerian government has taken Turkish Airlines to court for refusing to cooperate with the West African nation’s Consumer Protection Council (CPC), reports ch-aviation. According to Abuja high court papers seen by the CPC, the Nigerian government has filed a three-count charge against the airline and two of its principal officers, Liker Ayci and Rasak […]

IATA Urges Governments to Release Blocked Airline Funds

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to respect international agreements obliging them to ensure airlines are able to repatriate their revenues. IATA monitors blocked funds globally, the sum of which exceeds $5 billion. The top two countries blocking the repatriation of airline funds are Venezuela and Nigeria. “Air connectivity is vital […]