We stand by our decision — Airlines insist on shutting operations over increased price of aviation fuel

Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have insisted on shutting down domestic flights across the country from Monday May 9, over increased price of aviation fuel.    In a statement released after the federal government’s asked them to consider the multiplier effect of their decision on travellers, the AON maintained they are not on strike but can continue to pay upfront in cash at N700 per litre for JetA1 which has increased their cost of operation on a daily basis to about 95

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International travellers may need to arrive airport 5 hours before takeoff

Ahead of the planned reopening of airports across the country, the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika has stated that passengers on international flights may have to be at the airport five hours before their flight’s takeoff.   The Minister who said this during an inspection of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos on Saturday June 27, said they are putting the necessary equipment in place to help passengers adapt efficiently to the new normal and

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Airports are about 90% ready for reopening- Minsiter of Aviation, Hadi Sirika

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says airports in Nigeria are 90% ready for reopening.   He said this today Saturday, June 27, 2020 after he and other government officials partook in the dry run simulation exercises held at the domestic terminals of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos respectively.     The exercise, which was aimed at assessing the readiness of the airports for reopening post Covid-19 was witnessed by the Honourable Ministers of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika,

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Naira Marley, Nigerians react to letter the CEO of Executive Jet sent to Minister of Aviation

Nigerians have taken to social media to hilariously react to the letter Executive Jet CEO wrote to Minister of Aviation folllowing the suspension of the charter service for flying Naira Marley and his crew to the drive-in concert he headlined in Abuja over the weekend.    Recall that the Chairman/CEO of Executive Jet Services, Sam Iwuajoku in his apology letter to the Minister of Aviation said the flight Naira Marley and his crew boarded was meant for a Judge. He said the Judge

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FG suspends aviation company that flew Naira Marley to Abuja for his drive-in concert (video)

The Federal Government has suspended ExecuJet services, the aviation company that owns the private jet used to fly Naira Marley from Lagos to Abuja for his drive-in concert on Saturday, June 13.   The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 today June 15, said the aviation company violated the Federal government’s approval.   According to him, an approval was given to the company to fly Justice Adefope Okoji from Lagos

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UK’s Flairjet to pay N1m for violating Nigeria’s aviation regulation

United Kingdom-based airline ‘Flairjet’ has been fined N1m by the federal government, for violating Nigeria’s civil aviation regulations by operating during the total lockdown.    Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who made the announcement also revealed that the airline has been reported to UK’s CAA, MFA and the UK High Commission..    He tweeted;     “Flairjet were found to violate our civil aviation regulations IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2 (IV) 7 (a) IS 1.3.3(a) Table 2(VIII)(4). The maximum penalty for each is

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