CCTV Camera Installations at Lagos And Abuja Airports Commenced-FAAN

Written by  |  Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced the installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at airports’ airsides.
The airports are the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja.

FCMB Partners Etihad, Secures Unbeatable Travel Fares for its Customers

Written by  |  Thursday, 05 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

Customers of First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) who plan to travel abroad for personal or business purposes at very affordable fares now have an opportunity to do so. This is because, the Bank and Etihad Airways have launched a partnership that offers discounted, highly affordable and convenient travel packages, including flight tickets, to existing and potential customers who fly on Etihad Airlines to any part of the world.

Rwanda Airline sets To Operate Abuja Route with A Maiden Flight

Written by  |  Wednesday, 04 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

Rwanda national carrier Rwanda airline is set to utilize its 5th Freedom rights granted it by the Nigerian government with a maiden flight to Abuja, the country’s capital on May 2018.

Traveldigest.com.ng gathered that, the bilateral airspace service agreement which means that Rwanda airline can now operate another route into Nigeria to Abuja and also ply the Abuja-Yaoundé route without any limitations.

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja Witness Heavy Traffic

Written by  |  Tuesday, 03 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

Nnamdi Azikiwe International, Airport, Abuja, has continued to witness the heavy movement of passengers as hundreds of traveller return to work after the Easter celebration, airline operators confirm.

The Federal Government had declared Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 2, as public holidays to celebrate the Easter celebrations.

Could Nigerian Aviation Officers Bear Arms?

Written by  |  Tuesday, 03 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

Why should aviation security personnel bear arms? People do not bear arms for the fun of it. When we talk of people bearing arms, they should be able to justify the reason why they want to do so.

The argument they want to present, one would want to listen to it. Growing insecurity is definitely one reason why someone could bear arms and in this case, it could be as a result of the threat posed by international terrorism.

African Union Launches Single African Air Transport Market

Written by  |  Thursday, 01 February 2018 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative was put into motion by the African Union Chairperson and Rwandan president, Paul Kagame on Sunday. Supported by 23 African nation, the SAATM comes 30 years after the proposal of open African skies in the Yamoussoukro Declaration of 1988.

As a result, chosen airlines from the 23 nations will be given the green light to operate under the unrestrictive traffic rights presented in the Yamoussoukro Decision (1999) – the evolution of the declaration proposed 11 years prior.

Nigeria Airline Operators Oppose Open Sky For African Carriers

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have severely kicked against the full implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) by the Nigerian Government, saying that it is skewed to further kill the operators in the country. 

But the Federal Government is insisting that there is no going back on the implementation of the YD, saying that issues of charges are being addressed to bring down operating cost for the nation’s airlines.

The Nigerian Government together with some other governments on the continent would by this weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia commence full implementation of the YD agreement with 23 countries as signatories. 

Nigeria’s airports in urgent need of proper instrumentation

Written by  |  Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00  |  Published in AVIATION TRENDS

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) recently issued a weather alert to all airline operators highlighting the hazards associated with the harmattan season.

Harmattan typically occurs between end of November and middle of March each year. Characterised by dry and dusty wind, the heavy amount of dust in the air, known as harmattan haze, can severely impair visibility, disrupting regular flight operations as it leads to flight delays or outright cancellation of scheduled flights. Airlines lose millions of dollars in cancelled and diverted flights each year due to harmattan haze.

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