Azman Air Suspends Operations

In the early ours of Tuesday March 16, the management of Azman Airline has announced suspension of its flight services to all destinations in Nigeria. The management of the airline made this known, in a terse statement on social media monitored by our correspondents. The announcement said that the suspension of the flight services was […]

Ghana Aviation Ministry Warns BA Over Unilateral Decision

By Aminu Haruna The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Aviation has raised issues with a decision by the British Airways (BA) to move Accra-London flights from the Heathrow Airport to Gatwick. The government in a correspondence warned the British Airways against any unilateral decision. It said “We wish to remind you about the […]

Industrial Strike Looms As NAMA Staff Issue Ultimatum

By Al-Amin Ciroma The staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and aviation unions have bilaterally issued an ultimatum to their management over welfare and unpaid benefits. It was reported that the distressed workers, rising from a congress recently, gave NAMA management till February 28, to ensure all outstanding benefits are cleared, or face […]

Nigeria Removes VAT From Airfares And Aviation Services

About three years after a similar order, the Federal Government has again suspended the deduction of 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on airfares and other air transport services. The latest suspension order, scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2021, is contained in the 2020 finance act recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. […]

Aviation Minister Acquires Three New Aircraft for College Of Aviation Zaria

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has received the first batch of three training aircraft for the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria. Sirika, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle (@handisirika) on Sunday, adding that there was no better aviation safety than having well trained, proficient aviators. According to him, training will […]

18 Nigerian Airlines Share N4b Aviation Intervention Fund

The Federal Government of Nigeria has shared an N4 billion aviation intervention fund among 18 scheduled and non-scheduled airlines. Our correspondent learned that the grant was thrown open to all operators with valid air operating certificates (AOCs), and distributed according to the size of the carriers. The parameters, however, made some ‘dead’ airlines beneficiaries of […]

Emirates could cut almost 600 jobs in the UK

Almost 600 UK-based Emirates employees risk losing their jobs after the airline warned its employees of the need to “consider reducing the size of the UK workforce”. The United Arab Emirates flag carrier stated that quarantine, border controls and other travel restrictions had left passenger demand “extremely subdued”, according to an internal memo seen by […]

Top UK Universities Taking Hundreds of Thousands of Flights Every Year

Britain’s top universities have spent tens of millions of pounds on hundreds of thousands of flights over the last four years, it can be revealed today – despite repeated pledges to tackle the climate crisis. Almost 170,000 plane journeys – including long-haul, continental and domestic trips – were taken by staff at just eight institutions […]