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Activities Pick Up At Lagos Airport, Abuja After Saturday’s Polls

Business Activities upbeat at border towns also Twenty four hours after the conclusion of Presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos State, flights operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) are yet to fully normalize. At the private terminal (MMA2) yesterday, the departure halls was quiet with few passengers arriving and departing. Daily

Drone Scare Near New York City Shows Hazard Posed to Air Travel

A reported sighting of a drone near Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday halted operations at the airport.CreditSeth Wenig/Associated Press   A reported sighting of a drone near Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday halted operations at the airport.CreditCreditSeth Wenig/Associated Press One of the busiest airports in the country was closed to arriving

EasyJet says drone chaos was ‘wake-up call’ for airports

EasyJet has said last month's drone disruption at Gatwick was a "wake-up call" for airports. The drones caused blanket cancellations over a number of days in December and mass passenger disruption as a result. The airline said the drones cost it £15m in passenger compensation and lost revenues, and hit 82,000 customers. EasyJet's chief

Cathay Pacific makes good on first-class ticket blunder

  The tickets are for flights from Vietnam to New York on Cathay Pacific for around $675 return instead of about $16,000 normally. Cathay Pacific Airways said it would guarantee thousands of first and business-class flights sold at huge discounts after a ticketing error, calling the mistake a surprise special on New

Qatar Airways acquires 5 percent stake in China Southern

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Qatar Airways says it now holds a 5 percent share in China Southern Airlines, helping expand the Gulf carrier’s reach in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. Qatar Airways Group said Wednesday the acquisition of additional shares of China Southern supports its overall investment

IATA reports demand increased only 2 percent in September

  September traffic data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) shows a sluggish 2 percent year-over-year growth in demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) – less than half of the five-year average growth rate of 5.1 percent. The report is essentially on par with the WorldACD’s September analysis, which reported

Med-View Airline Restructures, Sacks 60 Workers

Nigerian domestic carrier, Med-View Airline, has sacked about 60 members of its staff comprising pilots, engineers and crew members. The workers were said to have been served the termination letters on October 5, with a clause that they would be reconsidered for employment when the situation improves. The Executive Director, Business Development, Med-View

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