Category: Aviation

Airlines record increase in traffic, passengers in June – IATA

…….SA Airways needs $976m operational bailout The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says African airlines recorded remarkable growth in traffic, capacity and load factor in June.   A statement by IATA on Thursday disclosed that the airlines’ traffic soared by 9.9 per cent, capacity by 7.1 per cent, while load factor jumped to 64.3 per…

Nigeria forget national carrier says Bankole

7 The Afritraveller Advertisement  The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has advised the Federal government to privatise existing 27 airports in the country, adding that Nigeria does not need a national carrier. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin at the weekend, Alhaji Bankole, said that Nigeria had grown beyond getting involved…

Aviation Stakeholders Condemn FG Over Granting Ethiopian Airlines Fifth Nigerian Destination

Stakeholders in the sector described the additional destination granted to the airline as another form of capital flight, which they said amounts to more than N200 billion annually and cripples the activities of Nigerian carriers.    The commencement of flight operations to Kaduna Airport by Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday has attracted condemnation from stakeholders and…