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Unruly passengers might face criminal charges – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced that unruly behavior by air travelers will no longer be tolerated and violators might face criminal charges. There has been an increase in the number of attacks on airline personnel by irate passengers whose flights have been either cancelled or delayed. In some extreme cases, passengers went as far as blocking check-in counters or refusing to leave the aircraft. In a statement that …

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Consumer Protection Council and Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority end long-running feud

All is well between the Consumer Protection Council and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority after the two parties decided to end their long-standing feud and agreed to work together for the benefit of consumers in the aviation sector. The pact was reached in Abuja during a meeting between the two agencies. The newly appointed Executive Secretary, CPC, Babatunde Irukera, said that they are now turning their attention to the prevailing violations …

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Open Skies for Africa still being opposed

18 years after African countries signed the Yamoussoukro Decision to liberalize air transport on the continent, the landmark pact has yet to make way for Open Skies for Africa. In spite of the support being shown by multilateral organizations, domestic carriers are not so keen about the proposed domestic Single Skies for Africa. The African Union (AU), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), and Economic …

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Nigeria losing money over unfavorable Air Services Agreements

Nigeria is losing billions of naira on a yearly basis due to unfavorable Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) that allow foreign carriers access into the local market. The financial losses is a result of the inability of the country’s flag carriers to reciprocate and compete with their international counterparts on the BASA routes. As a result, the local air travel market – the second largest in Africa – keeps losing …

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Air Peace Chief concerned over stringent conditions being implemented on his airline

Nigeria’s Federal Government is now feeling the heat to review the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) it signed with foreign airlines following the difficulty in reciprocation by Nigerian airlines. It was recently revealed that some West African countries and other nations were going out of their way to keep Nigerian carriers from flying into their countries, while enjoying unhindered freedom in the name of “open skies” in Nigeria. Aviation Roundtable …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and ICAO, conducts training to boost economic regulation

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has taken necessary steps to foster the development of its aviation sector, starting with the training of the staff of the Directorate of Air Transport Regulation (DATR) by officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO resource persons Peter Lawani and Antonion Combes supervised the four-day exercise, which was held at the NCAA Annex Training Hall. Muhtar Usman, the Director General of the …

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Nigerian Aviation Union urges carriers to automate remittance of ticket and cargo sales charges

The Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) reminded domestic carriers to automate their remittance of the 5% Ticket and Cargo Sales Charges. Ahmadu Illitrus, the President of ATSSSAN, said that revenue collection was suffering because of some airlines’ refusal to comply with the directive made by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to ensure transparency in revenue collection by the NCAA and other aviation agencies. “What we …

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Nigerian carriers facing difficulties as fellow African airlines dominate the Lagos market

Nigerian carriers operating international routes face an uphill climb as fellow African airlines such as RwandAir, Asky and Ethiopian airlines have entered the market, bringing direct competition to their doorsteps. While the development brings needed diversity, not to mention more attractive offers, better onboard services and competitive fares to Nigerian passengers, fear is gripping the local carriers with their lack of competitive acumen. Industry experts however, viewed the move as …

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ICAO pledges support in the improvement of Nigerian air safety

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President Bernard Aliu has vowed to back Nigeria in its bid to improve air transport safety standards and in the consolidation of what the African nation has done so far in that sector. Aliu made the pledge just recently when he visited heads of aviation parastatals in Lagos. There, he said that his organization would support Nigeria in the certification of its two major airports, …

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