Omicron: UK Lifts Latest Africa Travel Ban

Written by  |  Tuesday, 14 December 2021 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

The government of the United Kingdom has announced that all 11 countries will be removed from the UK's travel red list from 4am on Wednesday.

Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are on the list. 

The red list was reintroduced in late November as a precaution after the emergence of the Omicron variant.

Omicron: Nigeria Ban's Flights from UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia

Written by  |  Tuesday, 14 December 2021 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

With effect from Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Federal Government will restrict airlines coming from Canada, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia into Nigeria.

Minister of Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika, announced the decision on Sunday in Lagos and explained that it was to reciprocate restricted flights from Nigeria into those countries over the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron.

FTAN Boss Commends NANTA’s effort On Eminent People Awards

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 November 2021 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

The National President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung, has described the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) as one of the major threshold on which tourism in Nigeria is built.
Onung disclosed during the 2021 edition of the NANTA Eminent Awards conferred on some national patriots who have made landmark efforts in their different national assignment as well as contributing immensely to the development and promotion of tourism and travel in Nigeria.

Nigeria National Carrier Set For First Quarter of 2022

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 May 2021 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced that the new national carrier is expected to commence operation by the first quarter of 2022. Sirika disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. He explained that the new national carrier is long overdue and the private sector-run airline will be in operation by early 2022, with possibly cheaper rates.

Domestic Airlines Groan Over Financial Incapacity

Written by  |  Monday, 03 August 2020 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

The plight of local airlines has taken a turn for the worse as more become insolvent, struggling to meet financial obligations. The fate of the beleaguered operators is not helped by the Federal Government’s alleged withdrawal of N27 billion bailout funds that was earlier pledged to the industry.

As at weekend, all the operating carriers had slashed pilots and general workers’ salary by between 50 to 80 per cent, much to the displeasure of the unions.

Minister Set-Up Committee for Flight Resumption

Written by  |  Tuesday, 28 July 2020 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika Monday said the Nigerian Government has inaugurated the National Air Transport Facilitation Committee to review the guidelines for the reopening of the country’s airports to international flights.

Sirika, while speaking at the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 briefing in Abuja, highlighted members of the committee to include officials from ministries of Aviation, Foreign Affairs, Health, the Interior, Culture and Tourism and

No Clear Date for International Air Travel to Nigeria - Officials

Written by  |  Tuesday, 21 July 2020 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) stating that it is extending closure of international airspace until October 15 instead of August 19 as previously stated. A source at NCAA, confirmed this development in a telephone interview with a news media organization, not Nigeria Travel DigestThe source said international airports would remain closed until October.

Nigerian Airlines Lost $2.09bn in April & June - IATA

Written by  |  Friday, 03 July 2020 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

IATA, in its report, titled, ‘Quarantine measures threaten aviation restart in Africa and the Middle East,’ noted that aviation was the worst-hit sector in Africa and the Middle East with more than 8.6 million jobs at risk. The report did not provide the data for May.

According to the report, passenger numbers in Nigeria declined in April and June by 4.7 million and 5.32 million respectively when compared to the corresponding periods in 2019.

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