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The management of Arik Air has announced the resumption of flight operations in and out of Lagos from Oct. 24, following the easing of the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government. Mr Adebanji Ola, the Communications Manager of Arik Air, announced this in a statement in Lagos on Friday. Ola said that the flights across the country will operate as scheduled and passengers are advised to arrive at the airport early to have ample...

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Air travellers intending to come into Nigeria will not be allowed to board aircraft without a Quick Response (QR) code certifying that they are COVID-19-free, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, has said. Dr. Aliyu, who made the pronouncement on Monday in Abuja, told newsmen that the step had become necessary to ease congestion on arrival at airports and to avoid the spread of infections. He explained...

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The federal government has removed the ban restricting Emirates Airlines flights into the country. The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Tuesday. The minister noted that the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will commence visa issuance to Nigerians based on some conditions. “UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria. Commencement of the visa...

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The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Muhammad Babandede has implemented procedures for international flight resumption and visa payment. Babandede said this during a virtual meeting with stakeholders to address travel concerns and automation of Travel Work Permit (TWP) on Wednesday in Abuja. In a statement issued by the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sunday James, Babandede said that the procedures were in line with Federal Government’s approval to commence international flight operations from...

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Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Tuesday called for remodeling of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) to increase traffic and revenue. Sanwo-Olu made the call in Ikeja when the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) management paid him a courtesy visit, ahead of the re-opening of airspace for international flights. He advised the FAAN management on remodelling of the airport’s facilities to become a hub of business and tourism. According to him, some...

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday issued safety advisories to travellers in order to guide commuters on the ”path of safety” during the ember months. The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) ACM Bisi Kazeem on Monday in Abuja. Oyeyemi added that the Corps had also begun a nationwide campaign in order to minimise the tendencies of crashes and gridlocks in...

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The South-East geopolitical leaders on Sunday during the official reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the approval and release of a special fund of 10 billion naira for the rehabilitation of the airport. David Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, SEGF said this in his speech during the event. “We also thank the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Sirika for displaying a...

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Quorum Aviation Limited, owners of the bell 206 helicopter that crashed in Lagos on Friday afternoon has confirmed that the fatalities involved were its crew and that no one on the ground was affected. The firm said in a press release that two people died while another sustained injuries and was being treated at the hospital. “Preliminary reports indicate that of the three souls on board – all crew, two of the crew members lost...

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Dana Air says it will introduce additional flights between Abuja and Lagos and commence Lagos to Owerri, Port Harcourt to Abuja beginning from Aug. 28. Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, the airlines’ Manager, Media and Communications, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Sunday. Ezenwa quoted the airlines’ Accountable Manager, Obi Mbanuzuo as saying the additional flights were due to the feedback from the guests and popular demand for flights at specific times. “The additional...

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As Nigeria prepares to resume international flights, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the country will apply the principle of reciprocity. Speaking at the Presidential Task Force  (PTF) on COVID-19 daily briefing on Thursday in Abuja, the minister explained that this principle meant carriers from all countries that banned flights from Nigeria would also not be allowed to fly into Nigeria. Sirika was represented at the briefing by the Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation...

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