Delta to Resume Lagos-New York-JFK Service in December

Delta Air Lines, the longest-serving US airline to Africa, has announced that it would resume its nonstop service between Lagos and New York-JFK in December, thus restoring the popular route for the festive season. Delta said it would operate nonstop flights

Making Cargo Freighting Profitable Post COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension of scheduled flight operations, it provided an elixir to cargo freighting, which became a lifeline to many airlines. In Africa, airlines like Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines leveraged on cargo freighting to keep some

Air Peace to Resume its Lagos-Johannesburg Flight Operations

Air Peace 777-300 aircraft captured on take off on a local flight Nigerian major airliner, Air Peace, has announced that the resumption of its flights from Lagos, Nigeria to Johannesburg, South Africa, will take place on October 17, 2021. The spokesperson of

Nigeria’s Aviation Authority refutes claim that passengers without proof of vaccination will be denied boarding

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Nigeria's civil aviation regulator said the claim in some sections of the media that the federal government directed that intending passengers without COVID-19 vaccination will not be allowed to board flights out of the country is

New Supersonic Airliner to Fly From NYC to London in Less Than an Hour

Supersonic planes will change travel forever A new supersonic commercial airliner was announced on Monday, one that its designer and manufacturer says will reach speeds of Mach 4-plus. Aerion said the AS3 will make its first flight before the end of the decade,

France, EU close to a deal on Air France bailout: minister

FILE PHOTO: The first Air France airliner Airbus A350 prepares to take off after a ceremony at the aircraft builder's headquarters in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau PARIS (Reuters) - France and the European Union are close

Boeing 737 MAX Gets Nod to Fly Again by European Regulator

A Boeing 737 max aircraft, up in the air soon   By M. COREY GOLDMAN Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX aircraft is safe enough to take to European skies again, says the head of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. Boeing’s  grounded 737 MAX aircraft has been deemed

Airline plans for long-term coronavirus travel drought

The airline says it believes it has survived the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.   By Alison Cider After raising more than $ 100 billion through government assistance and mortgages on assets such as planes and frequent flyer programs, airlines are likely to

UK’s Gatwick Airport to cut up to 600 jobs amid travel slump

Gatwick airport, London LONDON (Reuters) - Gatwick Airport, Britain’s no.2 airport to the south of London, said it needed to axe up to 600 jobs, nearly a quarter of its workforce, because of the travel slump caused by COVID-19. The travel industry

Delta Air to retire all of its 777 jets, in latest blow to Boeing

A Boeing Co. 777X airplane lands at the Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S., in January. Bloomberg News/Landov   Delta will offer more details on the changes to its fleet at a later date Delta Air Lines Inc. plans to retire its 777 jumbo

Airline weather shocks come faster than ever as climate changes

Extreme weather is no longer exceptional, and that’s forcing changes at some of the world’s most diligent storm trackers: airlines. Weather delays in the U.S. have been trending higher the past four years, upending historical patterns and jumping to an 11-year

Ethiopian diverts Enugu flights to Port Harcourt

Following the closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, Ethiopian Airlines says it plans to begin flight operations from Port Harcourt International airport. The airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Mesfin Tasew, who made this known on Thursday, said the service from Port

United Airlines streamlines baggage check-in

United Airlines has introduced new technology designed to make the baggage check-in process simpler and faster. The Chicago-based carrier pays a lot of attention to checking bags because the fees to do so generate tens of millions of dollars in

Heathrow Terminal 5 check-in chaos after baggage belt BREAKS

Chaos: Thousands of passengers have been left without their bags thanks to an IT fault at Heathrow's Terminal 5, which left the complicated bag processing system out of order. Fliers landed in Africa and the U.S. without luggage after 30

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carry-on bags

Heathrow: check-in queue AP (London) — Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans Sunday to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage

British Airways strike: BA pilots announce September dates

British Airways pilots are to strike on 9, 10 and 27 September in a dispute over pay, the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has said.   The three-day strike - the first by BA pilots - could cause severe disruption, as Balpa

Air traffic at Amsterdam still disrupted after fuel outage

AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) - Air traffic at Amsterdam Schiphol airport was still disrupted on Thursday after an outage at its main fuel supplier left thousands of passengers stranded at the airport the day before. Dutch Air France subsidiary KLM, the main airline

Stowaway: Aviators want overhaul of airport security system

Aviation security experts have described the incident involving Azman Airline and a stowaway at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos as a system failure. They stated that the incident called for a system overhaul and urged the Federal Government to, as a

Airlines and regulators meet to discuss Boeing 737 MAX un-grounding efforts

FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo     MONTREAL (Reuters) - Airlines and regulators are gathering at a closed-door summit in

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

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

Boeing’s flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travel

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery

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

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

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

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

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

Aviation unions ground activities at Lagos Airport

The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, the National Union of Air Transport Employees and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers on Wednesday left hundreds of passengers stranded as they picketed the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal

Boeing CEO Says Air-Taxi Prototype Will Be Ready for Takeoff Next Year

  ‘You’re going to see rapid progress here,’ Muilenburg says  Company is also working with regulators on air-traffic system   Boeing Co. says the age of air taxis is getting closer. A prototype will be in the air next year, Chief Executive

Primera Air: Passengers stranded as airline collapses

  A budget airline that began offering long-haul flights from UK airports earlier this year, including Stansted to the US, has collapsed. Primera Air said it was ceasing all operations at midnight on Monday after 14 years of operations. Flights to Washington and


Petrol usage in Nigeria hits 72.72m litres daily

Vehicles queuing for petrol during a period of scarcity Petrol usage jumped from 57.44 million litres in November to 72.72m in DecIndependent marketers berate security agencies, say fuel trucks not needle Petrol supply by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation hit a high

France, EU close to a deal on Air France bailout: minister

Nigerian government announces dates for Kano, Enugu, PH airports reopening

Boeing 737 MAX Gets Nod to Fly Again by European Regulator

Airline plans for long-term coronavirus travel drought

UK’s Gatwick Airport to cut up to 600 jobs amid travel slump

Delta Air to retire all of its 777 jets, in latest blow to Boeing

U.S Postal Service’s Board of Governors Announces New Postmaster General

Heathrow Terminal 5 check-in chaos after baggage belt BREAKS

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carry-on bags

Chinese officials suspect FedEx held back over 100 Huawei packages

Stowaway: Aviators want overhaul of airport security system

Gokada achieves 99.8% safety record

UPS will not join FedEx lawsuit against U.S. government

China considers blacklisting FedEx after Huawei delivery errors

FedEx sues U.S. Department of Commerce

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

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

Panalpina reports Q3 contractions, anticipates further challenges

Med-View Airline Restructures, Sacks 60 Workers


Diesel price jumps to N320/litre in Nigeria, job losses loom

WACT Lifts Onne Port in Port Harcourt with $10m Facility Upgrade

Onne Port, Port Harcourt, Nigeria   The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) has launched two new Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) worth $10 million (N3.6billion) for the discharge of cargoes at the terminal. This followed the increased vessel traffic experienced at eastern ports due

Air traffic at Amsterdam still disrupted after fuel outage

AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) - Air traffic at Amsterdam Schiphol airport was still disrupted on Thursday after an outage at its main fuel supplier left thousands of passengers stranded at the airport the day before. Dutch Air France subsidiary KLM, the main airline

Toyota Motor aims to boost sales in China by 8 percent this year

BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp aims to raise vehicle sales in China by 8 percent to 1.6 million this year, the Japanese automaker said on Friday. Toyota sold 1.47 million vehicles in China last year, up 14.3 percent from

Ghana in Talks With Volkswagen Over Plans to Assemble Vehicles

  Talks are part of Germany’s agenda to strengthen development  EU leaders seek to stem arrival of migrants from Africa   Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo said the country is in talks with Volkswagen AG over plans to assemble vehicles as part of

Reprieve as Kenyan Parliament Suspends 16% VAT on Fuel

Nairobi - Parliament on Wednesday afternoon voted to suspend by two more years the introduction of 16% tax on petroleum products that was to come into effect on Saturday September 1, 2018. The move effectively shielded poor household from a spike

South Africa’s Fuel Price Meeting Blames Petrol Cost Hikes on Exchange Rates, Venezuela Instability

Cape Town - Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has presented several reasons why South Africans have to pay more at the pumps during an Energy Portfolio Committee meeting. The session comes a week after it was scheduled to be held, the

Ryanair cancels 24 flights due to strike by Irish pilots

The airline warned it will cancel more flights next week if Irish pilots strike for a third day over pay and conditions.   Low-cost airline Ryanair has cancelled 24 flights after a quarter of its Irish pilots went on strike. The flights

Boeing strikes aircraft deal with Brazil’s Embraer

The two aircraft makers have been discussing for months a transaction in which a new company.   Boeing has agreed on a deal that will give it control of Embraer's commercial jet business. The proposed joint venture will give the US aerospace giant

GM warns U.S. import tariffs could lead to ‘smaller’ company, fewer jobs

General Motors Co warned on Friday that expansive U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles being considered by the Trump administration could lead to “a smaller GM” with fewer jobs while isolating U.S. businesses from the global market. The Trump administration in May

Fuel Prices to Go Up in Namibia

Mines minister Tom Alweendo has announced a countrywide fuel price increase next Wednesday. The minister said petrol will increase by 20 cents per litre and diesel by 19 cents per litre at all towns supplied from Ondangwa, which was declared

Harley-Davidsons Should “Never” Be Made Abroad – President of the USA

Harley Davidson Fat Bob President Donald Trump has said Harley-Davidsons should "never" be built abroad, as he attacked the firm's plans to move some production overseas to avoid European tariffs. Mr. Trump said the iconic bike brand's new Thailand plant marked a

U.S. June auto sales seen up 2.5 percent: J.D. Power and LMC

FILE PHOTO: New cars are shown for sale at a Chevrolet dealership in National City, California, U.S. on June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo U.S. auto sales in June likely rose 2.5 percent from the same month in 2017 as consumers

India’s plan to sell national airline to a private buyer for $12 billion risk flop

  India's government was hoping to raise billions selling the national airline to a private buyer. Now it's likely to have to spend billions instead to keep it flying after being forced to shelve the sale. The effort to sell state-owned Air

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

Egypt announced Saturday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country’s economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the country’s ailing economy. The new prices went into effect Saturday morning, the Ministry of Oil said

FedEx calls U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods ‘counterproductive’

A package of the FedEx courier delivery services company is pictured in this June 8, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/Illustration   Global delivery company FedEx Corp said on Friday that U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will raise prices for American businesses and consumers

Nigerians Buying Petrol at 41.3% Less of Actual Cost – Government

The actual price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, climbed to N205 per litre, according to documents obtained from the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Vanguard newspaper reported According to the documents from the PPPRA, the price

Peugeot’s Nigeria assembly plant Starts 2019

Peugeot 3008 SUV PSA Peugeot Citroen has revealed plans to start assembling cars in Nigeria by the first quarter of 2019 through a joint venture with the Chairman of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and five state governments. An adviser to the

Shipowners lament inability to access $2bn CVFF

Lagos - Local operators in the shipping industry have decried the inability to assess the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund, which they say must have risen to over $2bn. The CVFF is derived from two percent of the contracts awarded under the

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariff

Beijing (AP) - China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. President Donald Trump invoked a provision