Showing posts from September, 2016

Nigeria’s Aviation News Headlines for Friday September 30, 2016

Thank God it’s Friday!. Why is British Airways stopping free In-flight meals on short-haul flights for economy class passengers? Aero Contractors tried it here in Nigeria but could not sustain it.Does British Airways want to operate like low cost Carriers?   Let’s see how BA will fair when this kicks off.   Please find the headlines below and follow the links to read the full stories.  British Airways to Scrap Free Meals British Airways. PHOTO: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images   British Airways is scrapping free meals for short-haul economy fares from next year and inviting passengers to instead pay for Marks and Spencer sandwiches, creating a stir on social media. The pair announced the tie-up on Thursday, which sees BA joining the no-frills airline model of charging passengers for food and dri

Nigeria’s Aviation News Headlines for Thursday September 29, 2016

  Domestic Airlines Record 16,353 Cases of Delayed Flights in 6 months — NCAA Arik Air's Boeing 737-700NG .Photo credit Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 16,353 cases of delayed flights between January and June, statistics from the Consumer Protection Department of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have revealed. A document issued by the department and obtained on Thursday by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, shows that 30,100 flights were operated by eight airlines during the period under review. According to the document, 601 flights were cancelled for various reasons by the airlines. It said the airlines in operation were Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Air Peace, Azman Air, Dana Air, First Nation, Med-View and Overland. Arik, which operated 10,261 flights, topped the chart of delayed and cancelled flights with 5,780 and 156 respectively. Aero Contractors followed with 2,895 delayed flights and 231 cancellati