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Promo: Arik Air launches N16,000 fare, releases new Kaduna schedule

Promo: Arik Air launches N16,000 fare, releases new Kaduna schedule

Arik Air has announced a special promotional fare that will enable passengers buy a-one-way ticket to any destination in Nigeria from N16, 000. The promotion, which runs from March 6 to 20 March, 2017 is to acknowledge and appreciate the loyalty of the airline’s highly esteemed customers that have stood with the airline for over […]

Lufthansa opens application programming interface for agents

Lufthansa opens application programming interface for agents

Lufthansa airline has announced the sales of its tickets by online event agents through the Lufthansa Open Application Programming Interface (API). The Germanwings said that through the platform, online event agents that want to spare their clients unnecessary effort would now be able to offer suitable Lufthansa flights directly from their websites or apps in combination with the event tickets. […]

FlightStats ranks Ethiopian Airlines 11th on-time performance

FlightStats ranks Ethiopian Airlines 11th on-time performance

Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airline, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam. – newsecho.ng FlightStats, the leading provider of real-time global flight data to companies and individuals, has ranked Ethiopian Airlines as the 11th worldwide in flight on-time performance for the month of January 2017. FlightStats said that of the almost 8000 flights operated by the airline in January, 81% arrived within […]

NAMA sets committee for aeronautic information procedure review

NAMA sets committee for aeronautic information procedure review

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has set up a committee to commence immediate review of the nation’s Aeronautical Information Procedure (AIP). The Managing Director, NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said in a statement that the office of the Nigerian AIP is a state document that contains all aeronautical information that relates to the services, procedures, facilities […]

Aviation minister, Sirika commends NIGAV Awards, urge productivity

Aviation minister, Sirika commends NIGAV Awards, urge productivity

The Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has commended organisers of Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV) Awards, saying that the award has helped to boost healthy competition in the Nigerian aviation industry. Senator Hadi Sirika also called on workers in the system to improve their performance in order to move the sector to its desired heights. Sirika who was represented […]

Arik Air marks 10th anniversary Valentine special offer to customers

Arik Air marks 10th anniversary Valentine special offer to customers

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline is rolling out a series of sales promotions as part of the airline’s 10th anniversary celebrations. The first among the planned offers is the special Valentine promo fare which is available from 31 January, 2017. Customers can take advantage of this offer by buying one return ticket to […]

Turkish Airlines, Pakistan Airlines expand codeshare agreement

Turkish Airlines, Pakistan Airlines expand codeshare agreement

Turkish Airlines and Pakistan International Airlines have expanded their codeshare cooperation starting on February 1st, 2017. Inclusion of the new routes will enable both airlines step into new market while offering passengers various possibilities to travel. With the expansion of the existing codeshare agreement, Pakistan International Airlines will be able to sell Turkish Airlines’ beyond […]

Manas airport crash: Turkish Airlines refutes accident claim

Manas airport crash: Turkish Airlines refutes accident claim

Turkish Airlines management has refuted that its airline was involved in an accident which claimed lives recently. Earlier yesterday morning, a cargo flight with TC-MCL registration number, operated by ACT Airlines, departed from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Bishkek Manas International Airport (FRU) had an accident near Bishkek at around 01:40 UTC. It was […]

Arik Air responds to NCAA statement over short landed baggage

Arik Air responds to NCAA statement over short landed baggage

The management of Arik Air would like to respond to Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s (NCAA) statement on Tuesday, 27 December, 2016 over short landed baggage of passengers who traveled on its flights from London Heathrow to Lagos on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December, 2016. The NCAA had invited the management of Arik Air […]

Aviation Unions disrupt Arik Air operations, flights delayed

Aviation Unions disrupt Arik Air operations, flights delayed

Arik Air has expressed dismay and disappointment over the disruption of its operations from the early hours of Tuesday December 20, 2016, by a group of aviation unions who occupied its head office premises and prevented staff from gaining access to their workplace.  The representatives of the protesting unions also prevented the staff of the airline from gaining access to […]

Arik Air gets European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Authorisation

Arik Air gets European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Authorisation

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier has again scored another first by receiving the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Third Country Operators (TCO) Authorisation to fly into any European Union (EU) country. Arik Air is among the 590 global airline operators that successfully completed the stringent certification process before the deadline of 26th […]

Arik Air rebuff negative message, adheres to high safety standards

Arik Air rebuff negative message, adheres to high safety standards

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier has been leading the resurgence of Nigerian civil aviation by committing to being a quality airline adhering and operating to international safety and operational standards using modern aircraft and having high maintenance and safety standards. This is evident in the airline achieving the stringent IOSA (IATA Operational […]

Arik Air introduces new A340 wide-body aircraft on London route

Arik Air introduces new A340 wide-body aircraft on London route

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier is increasing its flight frequencies to key domestic and international destinations ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities to cope with passenger demands. The airline’s decision to increase flight frequencies on the domestic routes is predicated on the need to ensure that many Nigerians are able […]

Turkish Airlines picks Dec. date for launch of Havana Caracas flights

Turkish Airlines picks Dec. date for launch of Havana Caracas flights

Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other airline, continues to expand its global reach by adding two new destinations in the Americas. Operating from its Istanbul hub, the award-winning airline offers now travelers an exemplary flight experience to the Cuban capital Havana and Venezuelan capital Caracas. Already flying to 15 […]

Arik Air explains reason for delay in arrival of London baggage

Arik Air explains reason for delay in arrival of London baggage

Over the past three days, Arik Air has been using a smaller aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, to operate the Lagos-London Heathrow route due to maintenance on the wide-body A330-200 aircraft allocated on the route. One of the airline’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft had been hit by a handling company at John F Kennedy International Airport New […]

Johannesburg: Arik Air stowaway found dead in Oliver Tambo airport

Johannesburg: Arik Air stowaway found dead in Oliver Tambo airport

The lifeless body of a stowaway was on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 found in the main wheel well of one of Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. The aircraft operated the scheduled Lagos-Johannesburg flight that departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 3:55pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 and arrived […]

Turkish Airlines wins Gold Epica awards in advertising campaign

Turkish Airlines wins Gold Epica awards in advertising campaign

Turkish Airlines, ‘Europe’s Best Airline’ for six consecutive years, has won the respected Gold prize in Epica Awards for ‘Batman v. Superman’ advertising campaign. In the blockbuster “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, the airline made a cameo with its Boeing 777 type aircraft. The idea was to claim that Turkish Airlines was flying to […]

Emirates adds new generation A380, Boeing 777 aircraft to Its fleet

Emirates adds new generation A380, Boeing 777 aircraft to Its fleet

Emirates has begun taking delivery of its new generation Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The first of the new generation A380s was delivered this month as Emirates’ 85th A380. The first of its new generation Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is expected to be delivered later this month and will feature upgraded Business Class seats amongst […]

Arik Air, Delaware state University seek collaboration

Arik Air, Delaware state University seek collaboration

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline and Delaware State University, United States of America are in high level talks about a possible partnership. A delegation of Delaware State University led by its President, Dr. Harry L. Williams visited Arik Air Aviation Centre at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja-Lagos on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 […]

Arik Air alerts reduction in flight over fresh aviation fuel scarcity

Arik Air alerts reduction in flight over fresh aviation fuel scarcity

This may not be the best time for the Nigerian aviation industry as Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline alerts passengers of worsening aviation fuel (JET A1) scarcity which would lead to to flight reduction across. The aviation fuel scarcity started manifesting last week when major oil marketers began to ration supply of […]

Arik Air celebrates 10 years of safe and secure travel

Arik Air celebrates 10 years of safe and secure travel

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier is rolling out the drums to celebrate 10 years providing safe and secure air travel to the Nigerian public and continually contributing towards the elevation of Nigeria’s global standing. On October 30, 2006, Arik Air ushered in a new chapter in Nigerian aviation history by beginning commercial operations using new […]

Arik Air reiterates support to Emirates Airline for travelers

Arik Air reiterates support to Emirates Airline for travelers

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier has re-affirmed its partnership with Emirates Airline in view of their recent decision to suspend their Abuja service. To clarify some of the misinformation in the press and among the public, Arik Air’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Mr. Suraj Sundaram said “Arik Air and Emirates have a long […]

Ethiopian Airline clocks 70, promises to employ Nigerian pilots

Ethiopian Airline clocks 70, promises to employ Nigerian pilots

As it celebrates its 70 years of existence, and 56th years of operations in the country, Ethiopian Airline has reiterated its commitment to making aviation industry greater in Nigeria, and has promised to hire unemployed Nigerian pilots. The airline has also affirmed that Nigerian passengers will continue to enjoy unhindered scheduled operations to all the four airports under […]

Airline Operators tell why 47 airlines have folded up in Nigeria

Airline Operators tell why 47 airlines have folded up in Nigeria

Airline operators in Nigeria have opened up on the reason no less than 47 airlines have folded up in the country. The operators said on Wednesday that 47 airlines have gone under in Nigeria in the past 30 years due to harsh operating environment. They told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that 47 […]

Lufthansa Airline confirms maintenance of flight operations in Nigeria

Lufthansa Airline confirms maintenance of flight operations in Nigeria

Lufthansa Airline, an international airline, has confirmed it would maintain its flight operations in Nigeria despite economic downturn. The Media Consultant to Lufthansa airlines, Mr. Hakeem Jimoh, confirmed this to journalists on Thursday. Jimoh said Lufthansa Airline, which operates flights to Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airports, would not be following a similar path for now but […]

Aero Contractors: Senator Sirika to write Buhari on survival of airline

Aero Contractors: Senator Sirika to write Buhari on survival of airline

Efforts to rescue Aero Contractors from collapsing is right on the way as the Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika stated his intention to constitute an Inter-Ministerial and Inter-Agency committee that will look into rescuing the distressed airline. Sirika said he would write to the President, Muhammed Buhari to grant him permission to constitute the […]

Dana Air thrills frequent flyers with new package on entire route

Dana Air thrills frequent flyers with new package on entire route

Dana Air has announced that frequent flyers on its entire route network – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Accra, will earn double Miles when they register for its frequent flyer program and book their tickets before 18th of June, for travel from 1st till 30th of June, 2016.  According to the airline, frequent flyers […]