By Adekunle Williams Nigerian carrier Dana Air has added a Boeing 737-700 aircraft to its fleet to operate its “early bird” flights between Lagos and Abuja. The airline’s Media and Communications Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, who confirmed the development on Tuesday in Lagos, said its “early bird’’ flights from Abuja to...
India’s first biofuel-powered plane that aims at cutting down air travel costs was flight-tested Monday. The 72-seater Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft, powered by a mix of biofuel and air turbine fuel, took off from Jolly Grant Airport in the northern state of Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun for the Indian capital after...
By Idris Abdulrahman The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday warned Nigerian prospective pilgrims for this year’s Hajj against taking illicit drugs and prohibited items to Saudi Arabia. NAHCON Coordinator in Madinah, Alhaji Ahmed Maigari, gave the warning n an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He cautioned...
By Sumaila Ogbaje Max Air on Thursday, began its domestic flight operations in Nigeria, landing a Boeing 737-300 aircraft with 29 passengers on board at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 8:52 a.m. The flight, which departed from Aminu Kano International Airport at 8:10 a.m, had 27 adult and two...
The new terminal building under construction at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will become operational in October. The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Saleh Dunoma, gave the assurance when President Muhammadu Buhari, inspected the project after the inauguration of Abuja Metro line on Thursday. He said...
By Sumaila Ogbaje The owners of Max Air Limited have concluded plans to venture into the Nigerian domestic air transport market in addition to its usual Hajj and Umrah operations. Alhaji Bashir Mangal, Vice Chairman, Max Air, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Abuja,...
By Sumaila Ogbaje The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says that no fewer than 1.02 million passengers travelled through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja during the first quarter of 2018. FAAN’s First Quarter Report obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday, in Abuja showed a 38.9...
The new Air Namibia is to launch the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra, with the return routing from Accra-Lagos-Windhoek; and will reduce flight hours in West Africa by 60 per cent. The new flight would resume on June 29, 2018 in Lagos-Accra route. The airline said the new route fits in with growing the business...
By Sumaila Ogbaje Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, leading the way as the first African carrier to reach the feat in fleet expansion and modernization in the continent. Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Airlines disclosed this in a statement...
A Kenya Red Cross vehicle carrying a team headed to join the search and rescue efforts for the missing FlySax plane has been involved in an accident. The Red Cross vehicle carrying the search team collided head-on with a lorry as it headed for the rescue mission. Three patients were rushed...