Posts Tagged ‘Airlines’

Airlines Hike Fares By 100%

By Seun Adeuyi Tickets rates in local airfares have doubled in a week, rising fears that one of the most expensive pricing regimes may be upon the aviation industry. Operators blamed the spike on an exchange rate that hit N500 to $1 at the black market last week which has seen an average one-hour economy […]

Aviation Minister Cautions Airline Operators Against Blame Game

Senator Hadi Sirika, The Minister of Aviation sent warnings to Airlines Operators of Nigeria against blaming the agencies and the ministry under it for the unsavoury operating environment and decline in profit in the sector. Hadi gave this warning in Abuja on Wednesday, at the conclusion of the three day public hearing on the six […]

Curfew: Airlines Announce Readiness To Resume Flight Operations From Lagos

Tomorrow, Saturday, Dana Air and Arik airlines declared their readiness to resume flight operations from Lagos airport, assuming that the government of the state of Lagos would lift the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state. On Tuesday, State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu enforced a curfew to prevent further breakdown of law and order following […]

Airlines Cancel Flights As Lagos Imposes Curfew Amidst #EndSARS Protest

Following the 24-hour curfew enforced by the Lagos State Government, Domestic and International Airlines were forced to cancel their Lagos bound flights. BREAKING TIMES stated earlier that in the aftermath of the state’s End SARS protests, the Lagos state governor, Baba Jide Sanwo-Olu, had announced the curfew following escalating abuse following #EndSARS protests in the […]

Airlines Reroute Flights amid Mideast Risks

Some commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran. Australian carrier Qantas said it was altering its London to Perth, Australia, routes to avoid Iran and Iraq airspace until further notice. Malaysia Airlines said that “due to recent events,” its planes would […]

How Double taxation kills, High Cost of Aviation fuel cripples Airlines

Former Managing Director of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL), Dr. Olu Owolabi, has blamed domestic airlines’ problems on owner-manager syndrome and double taxation, in addition to high cost of aviation fuel. Owolabi  said that Nigerian entrepreneurs of which airline operators are part of, are impatient and greedy which is why they will not allow professionals […]