More flights cancelled as new cold snap hits UK

  Drivers are being warned of treacherous conditions as the mini 'Beast from the East' is expected to cause air and road travel. Snow has fallen across many parts of the UK as a new cold snap begins to grip

Flight Attendant Dies After Falling Off Parked Boeing 777

The Emirates flight attendant was hospitalized in Uganda after falling out of an open emergency door on a Boeing 777 that was parked on the tarmac. An Emirates flight attendant died after falling off of a Boeing 777 plane parked on

Plane Carrying Tons of Gold And Silver Bars Loses Cargo During Takeoff

This Russian Plane Was Carrying So Much Gold That Its Cargo Door Burst Open A Russian AN-12 transport plane carrying approximately 9 tons of gold blocks, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, lost a third of its cargo as it was

Virgin Atlantic doubles London-Johannesburg service

Virgin Atlantic will add a second daily service between London and Johannesburg in October, in hopes that 2017’s increased volume, which was experienced across the industry will be a continuing trend. The route addresses increased demand in both directions. The

Luggage conveyor belt at Namibia’s Walvis Bay International Airport broken, Passengers Irked

The luggage conveyor belt at the Walvis Bay International Airport is out of order and frustrating passengers transiting there. "This brand new state-of-the-art international airport is supposed to be Namibia's proud air transit point in this part of the world, and

Med-View Airline Records 62% Profit Growth, to Pay Second Dividend

Med-View Airline Plc, the only airline listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE),  is set to pay shareholders second dividend since becoming quoted on the exchange.  This follows the company’s improved performance for the year ended December 31, 2017. According to the audited results

Cargolux to operate Nippon Cargo flight from Luxembourg to Narita Japan

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) said it will commence use of capacity on Cargolux’s 747-400F and 747-8F aircraft, which fly weekly between Luxembourg (LUX) and Narita (NRT). This cooperation was initially publicized at the tail end of 2017 and is set to

Virgin Unveils Hand Baggage Only Fares, Extra Legroom in Economy

A few days ago, Virgin Atlantic announced the launch of three new ways to fly economy as part of a multi-million-pound investment in the cabin for the 21st-century traveller. The airline has introduced hand baggage only (HBO) fares. It has

Air traffic in Nigeria, others rise by 4.9% – IATA

The International Air Transport Association says business confidence in Nigeria is rising and helping to boost the growth of air passenger traffic. IATA said in its latest passenger demand growth report that in January, Nigerian and African airlines recorded a rise

Flying Taxis Coming to Nairobi, But You’ll Pay Sh800 Per Minute

Nairobi has been identified as one of the launch cities for an ambitious flying cars plan. The McFly.aero blockchain project is starting the set up of infrastructure for air taxis service in 23 cities in 13 countries, including Nairobi. It is

Nigerian Seaports Record 10% Lower Ship traffic Over Govt’s Unfavourable Policies; Air Passenger Traffic Fell 8% to 13.4M in 2017 – NBS

  the inability of importers and exporters to secure foreign exchange to transact their business and insecurity in Nigeria's coastal waters were major factors.  arrivals and departures air passengers nearly evened out at 6.7 million and 7 million respectively. The

Passenger Raises the Alarm Over Fire Incident On Accra Bound Arik Flight

A passenger on the Accra bound Arik Air Flight W3304 from Lagos Tuesday day night which was alleged to have caught fire 35 minutes after takeoff from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos narrated his near-death experience with the flight. The

Arik Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ghana After Smoke Oozes From Cabin

An aircraft operated by Nigeria's largest airline, Arik Air, made an emergency landing on Tuesday when the pilot detected smoke in the cabin. The aircraft, travelling from Lagos to Accra, Ghana, had smoke coming from its cabin many miles away from

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Named Best Improved Airport in Africa

Nairobi - The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been awarded the best-improved airport in Africa by the Airports Council International (ACI). The world Airports body has singled out JKIA's improved customer service based on the responses from passengers captured by the

Boeing Faces Airline Tug of War Over Proposed ‘797’ Jet Design

Shape of aircraft depends on room left for belly freight Asian airlines prefer to carry more cargo than U.S. peers     Boeing Co. may need to rethink one of the most distinctive features of its proposed new mid-range jet -- a small

Delta Airlines to offer real-time Bluetooth tracking of shipments down to the ULD-level

Delta in 2016 became the first major airline to test Bluetooth tracking technology Delta is rolling out tracking devices for its ULDs making it the first U.S. passenger airline to provide, real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULDs). The tracking technology allows

SA Airlink’s purchase of Safair rejected by regulatory body

The South African Competition Commission has rejected the proposed purchase of Safair by South Africa (SA) Airlink over competition concerns. The Competition Commission said that it felt the merger of the two airlines would result in the removal of an effective competitor to

Arik Air to train pilots of the Nigerian Presidential Fleet

Arik Air and Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on capacity building for the line training of presidential pilots. According to the terms of the agreement, Arik Air shall provide the relevant pilots line training and

Nigerian Airlines Pass U.S. Airspace Audit

Lagos - Nigerian airlines will enjoy the benefit of operating direct flights to the United State as the country has retained the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) category one status. Nigeria scaled the hurdle after the safety audit of the country's civil

15 New Airlines Seek Operating Permits as Business Booms

Expert faults growth report, says passenger traffic dropping About 15 new private and commercial airlines have applied for operating permits as the demand for air travel steadily rises in the country. The spokesman of the apex regulatory body, the Nigerian Civil

Malaysia’s AirAsia says still with Airbus, no plans to buy Boeing planes

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian budget airline AirAsia Bhd is sticking with Airbus and has no plans currently to purchase Boeing aircraft, Group CEO Tony Fernandes said at a press briefing late on Thursday. “Boeing is keen to have us as a customer...but right now

Airport Security: FAAN Explains Failure to Fortify Fences at Airports till 2019

Despite reported incidents of runway incursions, easy access to airport premises by miscreants and high number of stowaways, THISDAY has gathered that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) might not be able to install security and perimeter fences at

Passenger suffers burns after cell phone catches fire on plane

The interior of an Air Canada plane at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Friday November 24, 2017.Peter J. Thompson/National Post   A cell phone caught fire on an Air Canada flight Thursday morning leaving a woman with burns, according to an Air Canada spokesperson. Air Canada flight 101

Dassault Aviation to build new $47 million business jet after scrapping Falcon 5X

Dassault Aviation Chief Executive Officer Eric Trappier poses in a hangar in front of a model Dassault Aviation announced plans for a new long-range business jet on Wednesday, renewing a battle with Gulfstream at the top end of the market as demand for

Ryanair nears deal with Italian pilots

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary poses for a photo ahead of the start of a news conference in Rome, Italy, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi Ryanair and its Italian pilots union ANPAC said on Wednesday they were close to a deal on formal

Ethiopian Airlines Becomes Africa’s First A350 Full-Flight Simulator Operator

Ethiopian Airlines, First in Africa to Take Delivery of the Airbus A350 XWB Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has become the first A350 XWB Simulator Operator in Africa, and among the few in the world. The A350 XWB Simulator machine is

Indian Govt To Divest Stake In Air India By 2018-End

The central government plans to divest its stake in the national passenger carrier Air India by the end of 2018. According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the Air India group will be divested as four different

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic In India Up By 19% To 1.14 Crore In January

India's domestic air passenger traffic surged by 19.69% to 1.14 crore in January from 95.79 lakh (A lakh, abbreviated L; sometimes written Lac or Lacs, is a unit in the Indian numbering system equal to one hundred thousand (100,000; scientific notation:

IATA To Fly 1 Billion Passengers On Sustainable Fuel By 2025

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on February 26 said that it aims to have one billion passengers travel on flights powered by "a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel" (SAF) by 2025. "We want 1 billion passengers to

The Secret Codes That Airlines Don’t Want You to Know

Airplane with passengers on seats waiting to take off  | Listen closely and you might hear some of these. | AwaylGl/iStock/Getty Images If you’ve ever flown on a plane before, chances are you’ve noticed that pilots and flight crew speak to each other


Airport Security: FAAN Explains Failure to Fortify Fences at Airports till 2019

Despite reported incidents of runway incursions, easy access to airport premises by miscreants and high number of stowaways, THISDAY has gathered that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) might not be able to install security and perimeter fences at

FAAN suspends airport security head for cows on Akure runway

Cows stray onto Akure airport runway, FAAN apologises

Brazen Banditry at Lagos Airport and Regulatory Agency’s Denial

Runways Burglary: Air Peace disagrees with NCAA

German shippers take on rising cargo thefts

Airport Authority begins evacuation of abandoned aircraft at Lagos airport

David Binks of FedEx Express Europe, TNT, to retire in June

Innoson vehicles provide Nigerian Army the Logistics to fight terrorism

Airline passengers stranded in Boston say they were threatened with arrest if they didn’t delete videos from phones


Rival airlines Emirates, Etihad step closer with security pact

Nigeria Risks Losing Safety Aviation Certifications Over Breaches at Lagos Airport Runway

Air Force Could Test “Flying Aircraft Carriers” as Early as Next Year

Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats up

Russia’s Military in 2035: Killing the Enemy from Distance (With Cruise Missiles)


UK’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier needs repair

Lockheed hits 2017 F-35 delivery target despite production hiccups

U.S., Mexico launch border-crossing cargo pilot


Petrol demand hits 50 million litres daily, NNPC incurs N24bn monthly as subsidy

Petrol queues may not disappear soon, Nigeria’s oil minister

Abuja - Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, declared on Thursday that the queues for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, in some parts of the country may not go away soon. He, however, stated that a

20 vessels laden with petroleum products for Lagos ports

8 vessels laden with petrol and diesel, are already waiting to berth at the seaport Lagos - To boost fuel supply across the country, about 20 vessels laden with petroleum products are expected to berth in Apapa ports between now

Fuel scarcity may continue, worsen – IPMAN warns

Says NNPC has no capacity to meet the nation’s total petrol demand Ilorin, Nigeria - The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has warned that the ongoing scarcity of petrol, which started since December 2017 may continue if the right steps

Reps demand N800bn supplementary budget for fuel marketers

The House of Representatives is unhappy over the lingering scarcity of petrol in the country and has asked the Executive to submit a N800bn supplementary budget to the National Assembly to offset the debts allegedly owed fuel marketers. The House Committee

Scarcity: NBS puts average price of petrol at N191/litre

Many Nigerians are still paying far above N145 per litre pump price of petrol approved by the Federal Government for the product, a report of the National Bureau of Statistics has indicated. The NBS in its Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) price

No Love at the Pump as Petrol Rises to Sh107 in Kenya

Nairobi - Drivers will have to pay more at the fuel station after the Energy Regulatory Commission issued new rates in its monthly review. Super petrol is up by Sh1.62 to now retail at 107.92, the highest it has hit in

IMO moves to ban non-compliant fuel on board ships in 2020

ANTWERP, BELGIUM - JULY 9: Oil tanker moored near an oil silo in Port of Antwerp July 9, 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium. The Port of Antwerp is Europe's second largest seaport after Rotterdam. The International Maritime Organization’s Subcommittee on Pollution Prevention

NNPC set to import 100 million litres daily to curb Fuel scarcity

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced that it had programmed to bring in two cargoes of petrol per day for the rest of this month in order to boost supply and eradicate the fuel queues that had resurfaced

Fuel scarcity worsens in Abuja, marketers arrested

File photo: A long queue of Motorist at a filling station in Wuse Abuja... on Wednesday. Photo: Olatunji Obasa/Punch Abuja (The Punch) - There seemed to be no end in sight with respect to the queues for petrol in Abuja and

Fuel Prices Expected to Continue Soaring on Uganda

Kampala (The Monitor) - In 2008, a litre of petrol used to cost Shs1,950. But 10 years later, this price has increased to Shs4,000, indicating a 51 percent increase. To break this further, it means 10 years ago if you had

Tanker drivers deny embarking on strike

Lagos (Punch) - The Petroleum Tanker Drivers, a branch of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, has denied reports in the media that its members will embark on a strike action from Monday. The National Chairman, PTD, Akanni

Autos officials hopeful that industry can avoid a NAFTA disaster

Montreal (Reuters) - Auto industry officials fretting about hardline U.S. NAFTA demands with the potential to turn a globally integrated industry upside down now are hopeful that a Canadian compromise plan could avert disaster. The officials, speaking to Reuters on the

Nigerian Senate tells National Oil Corporation to End fuel scarcity in seven days

Abuja - Vehicles queuing for petrol as scarcity of the commodity persists in on Monday December 18, 2017 Abuja - The Nigerian Senate yesterday told the country's Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to end the lingering scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol)

Zimbabwean Govt Reduces Duty On Fuel Imports

Harare (The source) - Government has reduced excise duty on fuel imports, in a move aimed at reducing overall production costs in the country. Petrol prices in Zimbabwe which are ranging between $1,40 and $1,56 per litre while diesel costs between

How obsolete depots worsen fuel supply crisis

Stakeholders are worried that the inability of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fix its 21 depots has been a major factor in the incessant fuel crisis across the country. This is even as the Chairman of the Ejigbo Satellite Depot

Long Fuel Queues Return to Nigeria’s Commercial Capital

Lagos, Ogun witness long queues NNPC blames hitch on vessels berthing Long queues of desperate motorists and other users of Premium Motor Spirit returned to many filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states on Saturday and Sunday after a brief

Tanker drivers threaten to boycott Jebba-Mokwa Road, North of Nigeria

Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD), yesterday, threatened to boycott Jebba- Mokwa and Tatabu Bridge in the distribution of petroleum products. In a statement, the Media Relations Officer of the drivers, Mr. Abdulkadir Garba, said that due to the deplorable condition of the

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34 ships laden with petroleum products, Others, to arrive Lagos ports

Lagos (NAN) - Thirty-four ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos from Jan. 8 to Jan. 30. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its

Nigeria imports dirty fuel one year after ban

One year after the Federal Government banned the importation of dirty fuels into the country as part of efforts to curb the environmental impact of vehicle emissions, the country has yet to enforce the ban. Imagine your Ad placed here The enforcement of the ban