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Warri Airport Reopens, Arik Air Resumes Flights

Following the reopening of the  Osubi Airport, Warri  closed on September 3, 2018 by Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Arik Air has announced the resumption of flight operations with effect from Friday, October 26, 2018  Arik Air operates two daily flights from Lagos to Warri and one flight from Abuja to Warri. All the flights into Osubi are resuming 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 departures and great customer experience. Arik Air said it recently launched its Mobile App to further boost customer experience and urged customer to get Free  download on Google Play store and IOS App Store.

Medview Airlines Suspends Regional & International Flights Due Maintenance Checks

Photo credit: One of Nigeria's promising Carriers; Medview has suspended all its regional and international flights pending the completion of maintenance of its fleet. According to the airline's Head of Commercial; Mr. Trevor Henry'' The Airline is traditionally known for Safety, Security and Comfort of its customers and has in this wise sent some aircraft in its fleet for C-Check (B737-500) and the wide-bodied aircraft (B767-300ER) for re-configuration / remodeling, while the remaining aircraft in the system were redeployed to consolidate our domestic routes" While noting that all the affected passengers have been informed through various media platforms and travel partners, Trevor clarified via his LinkedIn page that " the airline has made concerted effort in re-protecting passengers booked on our various International and Regional routes to be carried by partner airlines, such as Ethiopian Airline, Egypt Air, Emir


Photo: British Airways Crew. Photo credit:  Did a British Airways crew actually rape a fellow crew while in Singapore? That is a question Investigators would have to unravel following allegations by a female crew member while on stopover in Singapore. According to  MailOnline , the stewardess, said to be a senior female flight attendant, was moved from the usual crew hotel to a different hotel after making the rape allegation. It is thought the two crew members involved in the alleged attack did not board the scheduled flight from Singapore to Sydney with the rest of the crew. According to reports, the alleged rapist has been arrested and is currently in police custody.  British Airways said it is co-operating with the police investigation while also offering full support to its cabin crew.

Arik Air Explains Cause of Emergency Landing in Accra

photo credit: An Arik Air flight made an emergency landing  in Accra during the week . The airline has released a statement explaining what happened: “ Arik Air flight  W3 304  from Lagos to Accra on March 6, 2018  declared an emergency in line with standard operating procedures, when unknown source of smoke was detected in the cabin 81 miles from Accra”. The captain of the flight briefed the passengers accordingly assuring them that the aircraft was under control and safe for landing in Accra. The aircraft, a Dash 8 Q400, landed safely in Accra without further incident and all passengers disembarked normally. The aircraft is currently parked in Acrra and our team of engineers are conducting comprehensive inspections on the aircraft to ascertain the cause of the smoke, after which the aircraft will be flown without passengers to a maintenance facility for rectification and testing. The relevant aviation authorities in Ghana and Nigeria have been briefed

Medview Airlines Upgrades The Interior of its Boeing 767 Aircraft

photo The state of Aircraft interior can make or mar the image of an airline. One of Nigeria’s leading airlines; Medview is set to make a bold statement with the interiors of its Boeing 767 aircraft. It has engaged the services of Aircraft Interiors Specialists; MAC to perfect the upgrade. This is an ongoing project so Medview customers should watch out for better aircraft interiors.

British Airways to Compete with Low Cost Carriers on American Route Come April

photo: Competition is getting stiffer and British Airways is getting more flexible with pricing as it is set to compete with Low cost Carriers on transatlantic route with the launch of "Basic" fare option. The good thing is that passengers will pay less and still receive same treatment as other Economy class passengers once on-board. However, the budget fare does not  cover checked baggage or seat choices.  The airline has advised passengers with luggage to choose other fare available options.

Turkish Airlines Signs Aircraft Maintenance Deal with Flynas

photos: Turkish Airlines' Maintenance division;THY Technic has signed a five year deal  to provide maintenance and spare parts to Saudi airline Flynas. According to Anadolu Agency  will  take care of Flynas’ 28-plane Airbus fleet. The new deal was signed in Saudi capital Riyadh by  Ahmet Karaman, Head THY Technic and Flynas CEO ; Bandar Al-Muhanna . Turkish Airlines  won “Best Airline” in Europe by Skytrax  for six consecutive years between 2011 and 2016, and was named the “Best Airline in Southern Europe”in 2017, a position it has maintained nine times in a row. 

Emirates to Launch New Service to Auckland in June 2018

photo credit: .com  Emirates on Monday announced its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via the island of Bali, Indonesia, starting from 14 June 2018. Emirates said the new Dubai-Bali-Auckland flight will provide the only year-round non-stop daily service between Auckland and Bali, giving passengers an opportunity to visit and/or stop over in one of the most popular islands in Indonesia According to the United Emirates Carrier,the new service “will offer global travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementing Emirates’ existing non-stop daily service between Dubai and Auckland and its current daily A380 service between Dubai and Christchurch via Sydney. Travellers will also enjoy a choice of three daily services between Dubai to Bali in the summer*, as the new flight adds to Emirates’ two existing daily services which are currently operated by a Boeing 777 300-ER in a two-class configuration. “Apart from the opport

Arik Air Reintroduces Flight Services from Lagos to Port Harcourt Airforce Base

photo credit: Passengers travelling from Lagos to Port Harcourt no longer need to spend one hour connecting from the International Airport to the city as Arik Air now flies directly to Port Harcourt Airforce base which is just ten minutes drive to the Garden city. Arik Air's flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt Airforce base  which operates from Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) is an  to the airlines's three daily flights to Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa. Arik Air said it maintains a well-resourced terminal at NAF Base Port Harcourt and assured passengers of premium customer service . Though the service which was reintroduced on February 12, 2018 is a little more expensive than flying via the international airport, it is worth it because"time is money".

Virgin Atlantic Re-echoes Calls for more Airline Competition at Heathrow

photo credit: Virgin Atlantic has responded to IAG’s calls for more third parties to be allowed to operate facilities at Heathrow, but says IAG must also be willing to allow for more airline competition at the airport. IAG boss Willie Walsh said the group had written to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to petition for greater competition on the operation of Heathrow’s facilities in order to keep passenger costs down as the airport prepares for expansion. Echoing the statement, a spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic said: “We agree with Willie Walsh that Heathrow’s track record of delivering capital projects on time and on budget is not good enough. That’s why we have called for a Passenger Cost Guarantee; ensuring passengers don’t foot the bill for expansion through higher charges.” Read more: Culled

Freezing Winter Forecast Forces British Airways to Cancel Over 80 Flights

photo credit: At the start of what is predicted to be one of the coldest weeks of the winter in Britain, airline schedules have been heavily disrupted. British Airways has cancelled more than 80 short-haul flights to and from Heathrow, including three round-trips to Aberdeen and Milan’s Linate airport, and multiple services to Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh and elsewhere. More than 10,000 passengers have been rebooked on other services. The airline  told passengers : “Due to forecast snow and ice across many parts of the UK today, we have proactively made some adjustments to our short-haul schedules. Read more: Culled

British Airways Owner Calls for an End to Monopoly at Heath

photo credit: British Airways’ owner has called on government to break up Heathrow’s “monopoly” of infrastructure, suggesting that other companies could run the different terminals to create competition and cheaper flights for consumers. IAG said the  airport’s planned expansion  could allow independent firms to create and run new terminals more effectively than Heathrow’s current owners, with lower costs to airlines. The proposal from IAG, Heathrow’s dominant customer, to the regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, is the latest salvo in its  battle to ensure that charges remain low  when a third runway is built. IAG argues that fares could be driven up by escalating expenses, but that breaking up Heathrow could lower this risk. Read more: Culled.