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Arik Air introduces new Dubai schedule

Arik Air has introduced a new schedule for its Lagos-Abuja-Dubai route as the airline moved its operations to Terminal 2 at Dubai Airport.

NCAA to Introduce Aircraft Tracking for Domestic Carriers

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will soon make it compulsory for every airline operating in Nigeria to install in its fleet tracking equipment that will capture the movement of the aircraft and relay it to the regulatory body.

This is in conformity with the new International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) policy, prompted by the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 early last which whereabouts is unknown almost a year after.

Nigeria’s flag carrier, Arik Air, opens diplomatic air link with Cote d’Ivoire

Clarifies issue on alleged aviation fuel theft at Lagos airport
The flight, Boeing 737-800, took off from Nigeria’s oldest airport and the country’s commercial hub centre, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos by 2. 45 pm (CAT), through Cotonou, Republic of Benin, to Abidjan. It was a 15minutes journey from Lagos to Cotonou and a one hour flight from Cotonou to Abidjan.

Arik debunks claim of workers theft of aviation fuel

Arik Airline has debunked claims by Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka that three workers of the airline were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for siphoning fuel from an aircraft.
The Minister was said to have posted on his Facebook account, allegations that three workers of the airline were nabbed for stealing fuel from one of the organisation’s aircraft.

Passenger patronage of domestic airlines leaps by 20%

Passenger patronage of domestic airlines in Nigeria rose by 20 per cent between 2013 and 2014, according to a recent indus­try data obtained by Daily Sun.
The data sourced from domestic airline operators at­tributed the increase to “signs that the larger economy was witnessing a growth although it, noted that the increased patronage did not translate to higher profit margins for op­erators.

Cleaner returns N12m found at Lagos airport

A cleaner with one of the cleaning concessionaires at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos, has returned the sum of N12m found at the terminal.
The cleaner, Miss Josephine Agwu, who is said to be on a monthly salary of N7,800, returned the sum, which was probably left behind by a passenger at the security unit of the airport.
According to National Mirror the incident happened on January 23, 2015, while Agwu was cleaning a toilet near the screening point of the departure area of the airport.

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