The minister of state on Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said the Port Harcourt international airport project was funded through the China-Exim bank loan of $500m with a US $100m counterpart fund facility.
“At the time this administration came on board, the level of work was below 30% and bedeviled with various technical challenges which included foundation design change, inaccessibility to Apron, inadequate Apron space,master plan distortion, water and sewage provision, inadequate power supply.”
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star global airline has won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the 7th year in a row from African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The award was given on November 27, 2018 in recognition of its exceptional financial performance at the 50th high profile African Airline Association Annual General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco.
Regarding the award, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are thrilled to win this prestigious award. In the last seven years we have been coming to AFRAA annual general assembly and receiving this continental high-profile award every single year. We sincerely thank AFRAA
Ethiopia has joined the list of growing African countries that have policy of visa-on-arrival for all African travellers. The idea of the African Union Agenda 2050 to unite the continent's peoples. The new travel policy is expected to significantly increase the number of African tourist arrivals to Ethiopia. The process of Ethiopia's Visa-On-Arrival for all Africans include online visa application facility. Ethiopia, hosts the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, last week announced at the AU headquarters that the Visa-On-Arrival policy takes effect from November 1st 2018.
Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, this week at an aviation show in the United Kingdom launched a new national carrier for Nigeria. In a presentation to participants at the event, Hadi Sirika revealed the name, logo and slogan of the airline.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has ordered for modern scanners to boost security at airports in the country.
The General Manager, Customer Services, FAAN, Mrs Ebele Okoye, disclosed this at the Second Quarter Stakeholders Forum held at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Tuesday.
Airlines operators, who though lauded the gesture, saw the development as more of compensation to the airlines that are over burdened by multiple charges, than gains to the passengers that have “usually been flying lowcost”.
Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace, has signed a deal with the Benue State government to operate flights to the state capital, Makurdi in a few weeks’ time.
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