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Dead Stowaway found on Arik Air plane in Johannesburg

The lifeless body of a stowaway was on Wednesday found in the main wheel well of one of Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. The airline confirmed the incident in a statement by its Communications Manager, Mr Ola Adebanji in Lagos. According to the airline, the aircraft operated the scheduled […]

FAAN inaugurates automated car park at Lagos Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has inaugurated a modern automated car park at the Domestic Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. FAAN’s Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, disclosed this in a statement she released to newsmen on Monday. The statement said that the facility, inaugurated by […]

Lufthansa pilots announce further strikes

German pilots union VC has announced further strikes at Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) for Tuesday and Wednesday after fresh talks at the end of a four-day walkout failed to settle their long-running pay dispute. VC board member Joerg Handwerg said in a statement on Monday in Frankfurt. “Unfortunately the high-level talks that took place today at short […]

Pilots strike: Lufthansa cancels 912 flights

The strike by Lufthansa pilots in support of a pay demand is in its second day on Thursday, with the German flagship carrier cancelling 912 flights for the day. The strike has hit the travel plans of some 100,000 long-and-short-haul passengers. The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) Pilots’ Union announced that the strike, the 14th in a […]

Nigeria’s Aliu re-elected ICAO council president

Nigerian-born Dr Benard Aliu has been re-elected by acclamation for a second three-year term as President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Aliu secured the vote at the council’s meeting which took place in Montreal, Canada on Monday night. In his acceptance speech, Aliu said that over the past three years, […]

Fuel scarcity: Arik Air scales down flights

Arik Air on Wednesday announced the reduction of flights due to the lingering scarcity of JET A1 (aviation fuel). The airline made the announcement in a statement by its Communications Manager, Mr. Ola Adebanji, in Lagos. Arik Air said that aviation fuel scarcity started manifesting last week when major oil marketers began to ration the […]

Plane crashes imminent – Senate warns

The Senate on Thursday warned of imminent plane crashes in the country if the aviation industry was not fixed immediately. The alert followed a motion tagged “Disturbing Development in the Nigerian Aviation Industry” by Sen. Dino Melaye. Contributing to the motion, the Minority Leader, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, said that the fear of plane crashes was […]



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