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Nigerian arrested for smoking on Arik Air London-Lagos flight

The Lagos Airport Police Command has arrested a Nigerian passenger, Lawal Oluwabusola, for smoking cigarette in an Arik Air flight on London to Lagos route.

Arik Air increases flight services on Abuja-Port Harcourt-Abuja route

Arik Air management said on Sunday it had increased flight frequency on the Abuja-Port Harcourt-Abuja route from two to three daily flights.

Clamour for Scrapping of Aviation Ministry Intensifies

Aviation industry stakeholders have increased their clamouring for the scrapping of the Ministry of Aviation, alleging that it is responsible for the many problems and retrogression that has bedeviled the sector.

They argued that if aviation agencies are empowered and full autonomy granted the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), they would do perform than when they are operating under a ministry that breathes hard on their necks and does not have the vision to propel the industry forward.

Heavy maintenance fees stifle domestic airlines

The dearth of aircraft repair facilities in Nigeria is biting harder as domestic airlines which typically spend about 40 percent of their operational funds on airplane maintenance abroad are hard pressed, with the naira’s sharp depreciation against the US dollar in recent months.
This follows the marked decline in the global price of crude oil, Nigeria’s main export, from over $100 to about $50 per barrel, on account of a glut in the market.

Emirates adds new route to Mali capital Bamako

Emirates will start flights to Bamako, the capital of Mali, from October 25 – its 28th destination in Africa.

 

Delta Air Frequent Fliers to pay more for upgrades

Getting a free flight or better seat on Delta Air Lines will cost program members more Sky Miles starting next year.

British Airways steward dies after catching malaria following flight to Ghana

 Boeing 777-200.
 

A British Airways stewardess has died after catching malaria while working on a long-haul flight from Heathrow to the Ghanaian capital of Accra.

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