Ethiopian Air at 72 Years still Renewed like Stallion, Tola Alabi relishes

Tola Alabi, is the Senior Sales Representative of the Ethiopia Airline, the country’s national carrier that has been operating in Nigeria since 1960 without cease. She was at her usual best in this interview with Waka About Africa where she revealed what still made the airline thick and preferred by passengers and sundry issues you have not read elsewhere before now. Have a swell time. Q; You have been participating in Akwaaba travel market, what can you say are the benefit.   My name is Tola Alabi, am a Sales…

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FAAN Denies Collecting Money From Airport Users To Access Terminal

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has denied that Aviation Security (AVSEC) officers demand bribes before allowing airport users’ access into the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos contrary to speculations in some quarters, which has also be trending. An online statement issued by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Yakubu Henrietta and made available to Waka About Africa explained that the airport is a public facility and no charge is required from any genuine user to access the facility. The statement further explained that the…

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FAAN REFUTES TERMINAL ACCESS CHARGE CLAIMS.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has refuted a trending notion that its security officers demand bribes before allowing airport users access into the terminal. According to the General Manager, Corporate Communication FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, in a press statement sent to our correspondent in Lagos noted that the airport is a public facility and no charge is required from any genuine user to access the facility.  Mrs. Yakubu said, while the Authority confirmed that access might be restricted or controlled some times in order to safeguard Civil Aviation against…

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Qatar Airways Hosts First European Parliamentarian- By Chinyere Ogidi

Qatar Airways, Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker has met with influential European Parliament members and top decision makers of the European Commission  in Brussels, Belgium. According to the airline, the aim of the series of meetings and VIP dinner in the heart of Europe was to strengthen the already robust relationships that the airline enjoys with key MEPs and to demonstrate Qatar Airways’ commitment to the European Union, the world’s largest single market area. During the visit, Al Baker held successful one-to-one meetings with MEP Mr.…

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Revenue Automation: NCAA Gives Foreign Airlines December 31, Deadline

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has given December 31, 2018 deadline to the Foreign Airlines that are yet to automate/integrate on the Avitech platform for the remittance of five percent Ticket Sales Charge/Cargo Sales Charge(TSC/CSC) to do so or face severe sanctions. NCAA gave the deadline in a letter dated September 14, 2018, which according to the regulatory body has been dispatched to the affected airlines, which are 30 in all on behalf of the Director General of the authority, Capt Muhtar Usman, on September 19, 2018. An online statement…

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Dana Air gets Award on fight against Sickle Cell

The award presented to Dana Air was in recognition of the airline’s contribution to the fight against sickle cell anemia and cancer in Nigeria across the country since its inception in 2008. The LAAC seminar and awards brought together stakeholders, airline operators, industry professionals, security agencies, aviation support service providers, and international airlines to brainstorm on the theme of the seminar , “Financing Aviation Development through Private Sector Partnership,’’ The Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa, while reacting to the award said, “At least our CSR efforts…

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Med-View Airlines Delivers A newly acquired B777-200ER

Med-View Airlines recently took delivery of its newly acquired B777-200ER to boost its fleet. This is coming few months to the commencement of 2018 ajj operations and recommencement of its London services, Speaking at the Hajj terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport(MMA) Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, who led other officials including, the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Alhaji Abdul -Hakeem Abdul-Lateef and the airline Chief Operating Officer (COO) Pastor Michael Ajigbotosho to receive the aircraft, said its delivery was a…

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Delta Air enters into Codeshare Partnership with Kenya Airways

Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways’ hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Effective August 11, Delta’s code will be placed on Kenya Airways’ flights from Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Accra to Nairobi, enhancing connectivity and providing customers with a one-stop seamless travel experience from the United States. In addition, Delta will place its code on Kenya Airways’ services to more than 10 key cities across Africa, including Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Lilongwe, Malawi; Maputo, Mozambique, Johannesburg, South…

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Delta Air to Launch First Biometric Terminal in U.S

Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is launching the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta. According to the airline beginning from late this year, customers flying direct to an international destination have the option of using facial recognition technology from curb to gate, transforming the customer journey with a seamless travel experience through the airport. This optional, end-to-end Delta Biometrics experience includes…

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Arik Air resumes flight operations to Osubi Warri Airport

Arik Air said the resumption of flight operations to Osubi Airport, Warri since October this year came about following the reopening of the Airport closed on September 3, 2018, by Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Arik Air operates two daily flights from Lagos to Warri and one flight from Abuja to Warri. All the flights into Osubi are resuming the same day. The airline, according to its Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu, is pleased to welcome passengers back on the Lagos-Warri and Abuja-Warri routes with a promise of on-time…

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