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Domestic Airlines Urge FG To Cut Charges

Domestic airline operators under the aegis of the Airline Operators Association of Nigeria (AOAN) have urged the federal government to review downward charges paid by the airlines in order to reduce their high cost of operation.

The association’s general secretary, Mr Mohammed Joji, told journalists in Abuja that the high operating cost was a threat to aviation industry survival and growth in Nigeria.

Aviation expert disagrees with Joda transition committee’s recommendation

The Federal Government has been advised not to implement some of the recommendations submitted to it recently by the Ahmed Joda Transition Committee on the development of aviation in Nigeria.

Air Force to partner airlines on security

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stated its willingness to collaborate with the airlines to improve security at the airport.
The new airport Commandant, Group Captain Idi Sani, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Arik Air headquarters in Lagos.
He said the Nigerian Air Force was committed to partner the airline on ways of improving security at airports nationwide.

Air France Indicted For Passenger Negligence

The French mega carrier, Air France has been indicted by the Court of Appeal, sitting at Lagos Division, for “gross negligence of the duty of care” to a Nigerian passenger, Mrs Brenda Akpan, who is the plaintiff in the case brought against the airline, after the passenger suffered severe injuries while on board the airline’s aircraft from Lagos to Paris.

While on board Air France to Hong Kong via Paris in 1997, and while she was fast asleep, an object fell on her from the luggage compartment of the aircraft which caused her serious bodily harm.


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