Category: Aviation

Airlines that operate international destinations from Nigeria made over N302 billion ($15 billion) from ticket sales in 2015. The airlines included European mega carriers, US carriers, African and indigenous operators. Among the major carriers emirates earned the highest money of N50 billion, followed by British Airways with ticket sales of N48 billion during the period.…

Lagos — More than 52 percent of the flights operated in Nigeria from January to March, 2016 were delayed, a report released by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shown. The report shows that 10, 155 out of 19, 475 flights equivalent to 52.12 per cent experienced delay within the period which experts said…

The refusal of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to exempt foreign carriers from its forex policy has claimed its first casualty, with Iberia Airline pulling out of Nigeria. According to information gathered late Tuesday, Iberia, the Spanish national carrier, was said to have taken the decision, in view of the financial predicaments brought upon it…

Airline operators have urged passengers to expect more delays or cancelled flights as the scarcity of aviation fuel, known as Jet A1, bites harder, adding that scheduled operations may stop altogether, unless more fuel is delivered in the next few days. Since last week, domestic airlines have faced severe challenges sourcing aviation fuel for their…

The Nigerian aviation industry contributed $685 million to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, in 2015, just as $50 billion would be needed over the next 28 years to grow the sector . These revelations were made by the Managing Director, EAN Aviation, Mr. Olusegun Demuren, at the Nigerian Business Aviation Conference 2016, held in…