Sunday, 24 September 2017
If you are visiting any website, make sure you differeniate the real sites from the fake sites as so many people have been defrauded online by scammers who clone popular sites.
Below are the original websites of Nigeria's major domestic airlines:
Arik Air: http://arikair.com
Aero Contractors: http://flyaero.com
Air Peace: https://www.flyairpeace.com
Dana Air: http://www.flydanaair.com
Medview Airlines: http://medviewairline.com
Overland Airways: https://www.overlandairways.com
Friday, 22 September 2017
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Air Peace has joined the league of Nigerian Carriers who are members of the prestigious International Air Transport Association, IATA. The airline was added as a member of IATA after after securing its IATA Operational Safety Audit( IOSA certificate .
IATA represents some 270 Member airlines in over 117 countries. IATA’s Members airlines carry 83% of the world’s scheduled international air traffic.
IATA membership means that the airline has met global aviation safety standards. This membership also means that the ailrine can participate in IATA Settlement Systems (ISS) which provides swift, reliable, and efficient movement of funds between airlines and their travel partners.
Other Nigerian airlines with IATA membership are : Arik Air, Overland Airways and Dana Air.
Sunday, 17 September 2017
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Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines carried 44.9 million passengers from January to August 2017, the airline has announced.
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Young applicants interested in gaining valuable professional development experience should consider applying for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Young Aviation Professionals program.
Young professionals will learn to explore important inter-relationships between ICAO and the airline and airport industries while working closely with IATA and ACI experts.
YAPP applicants must be less than 32 years of age, possess advanced university qualifications and have at least two years of aviation employment experience in an area of operational or regulatory responsibility. ICAO says due consideration is given to gender equality and geographic diversity priorities during the selection process.
Interested candidates must submit their applications through ICAO’s employment site by October 13, 2017.
ICAO, in partnership with the International Air Transport Association and Airports Council International created the YAPP in December 2013.
Selected participants could be offered a 12-month long opportunity to contribute to one or more of ICAO’s strategic objectives under the watchful eye of a subject-matter expert at the organization’s headquarters in Montreal beginning in February 2018.
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Emirates has launched a limited period offer for passengers travelling in economy class. The airline will allow passengers to carry 10 kg extra baggage allowance on select destinations.
As reported in Financial Express,the offer is valid for sale until September 30, 2017, and the travel period is until December 13, 2017. Passengers flying to Mumbai, Kochi, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Karachi, Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong, Jakarta, Cebu, Clark and Colombo can carry 10 kg extra baggage with them, but only on select flights. Meanwhile, the airline will also allow 10kg extra luggage on all Emirates flights to destinations like –Amman, Islamabad, Kabul, Khartoum, Lahore, Multan, Sialkot, Tunisia and Peshawar.
|Passengers are led off the British Airways plane. A BA spokeswoman confirmed the flight later departed safely.|
A British Airways plane has been evacuated at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris for security reasons, after passengers were told a “direct threat” had been made towards the aircraft.
Flight BA303 was due to take off on Sunday bound for Heathrow in London when the incident occurred, with police and fire engines surrounding the plane on the tarmac.
One passenger, James Anderson, 20, said those onboard were informed by the pilot that an individual had made a direct threat against the aircraft. People were led off the plane and individually searched by armed officers, with luggage in the hold searched by dogs.
RwandAir said it will from 30th September 2017 commence three weekly operations to Conakry
(Guinea), Bamako (Mali) and Dakar (Senegal) from its new hub in Cotonou (Benin).
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Arik Air has asked the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Nigeria to restrain Ethiopian airline and the Nigerian Government from further negotiations on its takeover.
Shareholders of Arik Air Limited on September 6, 2017 filed a N20 billion suit against the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims in the media that they were negotiating the takeover of the airline.
The suit was instituted against Ethiopian Airlines, the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Attorney General of the Federation.A copy of the suit was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) .
In a 20 paragraph affidavit deposed to by Mr. Chris Ndulue, a Director with Arik Air, the plaintiff noted its takeover on February 8, 2017 by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) is being challenged by its management via two suits already pending before the Federal High Court, Lagos.According to Arik, the suits numbers are FHC/L/CS/827/17 and FHC/L/CS/826/17.
Arik Air added that the negotiations by the defendants will interfere with the outcome of the suits.
“The plaintiff avers that the agreement of the second defendant with the first defendant will be wide ranging and intricately affect every aspect of the plaintiff herein, including but not limited to the day to day running technical as well as financial management which will affect the plaintiff as being the largest domestic and regional airline in Nigeria.
“The plaintiff further avers that the action taken by the first and second defendants will have a negative effect on the country’s image as the plaintiff being the largest airline will be pawned over to another country for management,” it said.
The plaintiff also averred that the negotiations had caused undue hardship and irreparable damage to the Arik Air brand and ongoing investment discussions as well as unbearable distress to the airline’s shareholders and directors. It, therefore, asked the court to declare the negotiations null and void because the Ministry of Transportation had no power to transfer the management of the airline to Ethiopian Airlines while the suits over the takeover are pending.
The plaintiff also asked the court for an order directing the Attorney General of the Federation to ensure the investigation of Ethiopian Airlines by the appropriate authorities for inducing and interfering in the administration of justice in the pending suits.
It further asked the court for N20 billion being punitive damages against the first defendant for inducing or partaking in the interference of the rights of the plaintiff and the administration of justice.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
It is no longer news that Ethiopian Airlines said it is currently bidding to takeover the management of West Africa's largest airline; Arik Air.
However,the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) which is should have more details about any negotiations about the future of Arik has said it is not in current discussion with Ethiopian Airline.
Here is a Statement signed by Jude Nwauzor; Head, Corporate Communications, AMCON.
"Our attention has been drawn to a barrage of media reports, which claimed that there are discussions going on with Ethiopian Airlines for the carrier to render management services to Arik. Contrary to these reports, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) is not aware of any current discussion or negotiation with the management of Ethiopian Airlines regarding Arik Air Limited (Arik).
Arik was placed in receivership last February, following the airline’s inability to repay debts in excess of N300 billion to AMCON and other creditors in Nigeria and around the world. It is on record that the Receivership Team has within the period stabilised the operations of the airline, marked by stability of schedules; improved On-Time-Performance (OTP) and revamped customer service among others. Today, the Airline has regained its dominance as the most reliable carrier in the country with growing passenger patronage and confidence.
The general public and all stakeholders will be kept duly informed on issues relating to the airline's divestment plan"
Sunday, 3 September 2017
Arik Air: Government's Negotiation with Ethiopian Airline Unpatriotic, Shameless Says Arik Shareholders
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Following recent news that Ethiopian Airline is bidding to takeover the management of Nigeria's largest Carrier; Arik Air from the Nigerian government, the former Vice President of the airline, Senator Anietie Okon has said the move shows “the level of lack of patriotism and shamelessness by some people in government offices”
Speaking on behalf of shareholders of Arik Air, Senator Okon regretted that the airline which had operated successfully for 10 years ran into financial difficulty due to the ongoing economic recession in the country "and next line of action was for AMCON to take it over and now hurrying to hand it over to a foreign company that will sack most of the indigenous staff of the airline.”
Okon said in an interview with Thisday that Nigerian government should be more concerned about why Nigerian airlines do not survive for a long time. He urged the aviation authorities in Nigeria to "look at their policies and operating environment"
Senator emphasised that Nigeria generates the traffic" all regional carriers including the famous Ethiopian Airlines depend on in West and Central Africa'' and wondered why the country should surrender its own airline to a foreign competing airline.
“I really will not blame Ethiopian. It is the gullible Nigerians who will sell his countrymen for peanuts" he added.
Saturday, 2 September 2017
Friday, 1 September 2017
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Africa’s most profitable airline; Ethiopian Airline, has disclosed that it is negotiating to take over the management of Arik Air; West Africa’s largest Carrier.
Arik Air has been struggling to meet its financial obligations in recent times leading to the takeover of the airline by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in February 2017.
Esayas WoldeMariam, Ethiopian’s Managing Director of International Services, told CNN that the airline had made an offer, and was just waiting for the response of the government.
Investigations by gozzilousblog reveal that Arik Air under the management of AMCON has made visible improvements. Passengers are regaining confidence in the airline and the staffs are now motivated to render excellent customer service.
The current Managing Director of Arik Air; Capt. Roy Ukpebo Ilegbodu recently announced that the airline now carries approximately 4,000 passengers daily.
Gozzilousblog gathered that staff salaries have also been reviewed upwardly for the first time in over 8 years.
Arik Air no doubt has all it takes to shine in the sky; all that is required is responsible management.
Ethiopian airlines; owned wholly by the Ethiopian government, has a history of good performance and profitability so one can only wish the airline good luck in its quest to manage Nigeria’s largest airline.
Nigeria might be the big brother in other areas but when it comes to airline management, Ethiopia rules Africa!
Nigeria might be the big brother in other areas but when it comes to airline management, Ethiopia rules Africa!