Nigeria Air has begun hiring Captions and Cabin Crew in preparation for its launch. The airline company opened its bidding winning company on Friday, September 23, 2022, where a consortium led by Ethiopian Airlines won the takeover with 49 percent, 46 percent owned by the Nigerian Sovereign Fund, and 5 percent owned by the Nigerian […]
The preferred bidder for shares in the new Nigerian airline Nigeria Air is a consortium led by Ethiopian Airlines, the nation’s aviation minister announced on Friday. One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign pledges in the 2015 election was the airline. The new airline will be 49% owned by Ethiopian Airlines, 46% by the Nigerian Sovereign Fund, […]
Nigeria Air, which will be established soon, will be the country's new flag carrier.
Ethiopian Airlines has been confirmed as the primary investor and partner in the country’s new flag carrier by Nigeria. Nigeria Air has been in the works for some time and is getting closer to a full launch, pending support from partners. Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest carrier, and it has recently shown a willingness to […]
Azman Air has renewed its Air Transport Licence (ATL), allowing it to fly until 2027.
Azman Air, a Nigerian airline, has renewed its Air Transport Licence after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) suspended it due to its inability to renew the license and unpaid legacy debt. Azman Air, a privately owned Nigerian airline, has officially renewed its Air Transport Licence (ATL). The announcement came about 24 hours after the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]