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‘Nigeria needs competitive flag carriers’

As the federal government continues its plan to establish a new national carrier to replace the liquidated Nigeria Airways, there appears to be discordant voices moving against it, especially as participants the ongoing national conference insist Nigeria only needs strong, competitive flag carriers and not necessarily a national carrier, to break even in global aviation.

Arik Air adds Lagos-Dubai via Abuja to route network

Arik Air has reinforced its position as West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier by expanding its reach to the Middle East, becoming the first Nigerian airline to offer a commercial service between Abuja, Nigeria and Dubai, The United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Arik Air Increases Lagos-Monrovia, Luanda Flights Frequency

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline, said it has responded to passengers demand by increasing its flights frequency from Lagos-Monrovia (Liberia) and Lagos-Luanda (Angola) respectively.

The Lagos-Monrovia service has been increased from three to four weekly flights using a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The new flight will operate on Saturdays, adding to the existing Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays services.

All four weekly flights are operated via Accra with a fifth freedom traffic rights approval facilitating traffic between these two cities as well.

Boost for Indo-Nigeria travellers as Arik plans direct flights to India

If the plan by Arik Air Nigeria, West Africa’s largest carrier, to begin operating direct flights between Lagos and New Delhi, sees the light of day, trade between the two countries is expected to receive a massive boost with travellers from both countries getting seamless flights to their destinations.

Arik launches operations into Benin Republic

Trade and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Benin Republic received a big boost recently as Arik Air commenced direct flight services from Lagos into Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday.

U.S. aviation team arrives, to re-certify NCAA, CAT 1

A TEAM from the United States (U.S.) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) arrived the country at the weekend to begin the process of re-certifying the Nigerian aviation industry, which it started in 2010.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and other aviation agencies said yesterday that they were ready for the audit. According to a release by the acting NCAA Director General, Benedict Adeyileka, the four-man team will assess NCAA’s compliance with applicable sections of ICAO standards contained in Annexes 1, 6 and 8.

International body urges Govt on unruly travellers

INTERNATIONAL Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments of its member countries to close legal loopholes that allow unruly passengers to escape law enforcement for serious offences committed on board aircraft.
As a result, governments would gather for a diplomatic conference at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal to discuss revisions to the Tokyo Convention.

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