Aviation sector undergoing revolution under Buhari’s administration – APC group

By Godwin Amunde The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign, a voluntary think-tank of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), says the aviation sector in Nigeria is undergoing a revolution under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said the revolution is evident in the investments made in infrastructural development and capacity building in the sector. In a statement, signed by the quartet of Barr Ismail Ahmed, Lanre Issa-Onilu, Tolu Ogunlesi and Salihu Moh Lukman, the group said that the Buhari administration has kept faith with the Aviation Roadmap it…

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Airlines must refund 100% airfares to passengers after a two-hour delay, FG declares

Airline operators in the country must refund the full cost of travel tickets to passengers after a two-hour delay, the Federal Government has declared. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known yesterday, after the weekly State House Briefing in Aso Villa, Abuja. He read some of the rights of aviation passengers at the briefing and charged them to demand their rights whenever they are being trampled upon by airlines. “On domestic flights, for any delay beyond one hour, the carrier should provide refreshment and one telephone call, or one…

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New national carrier, Nigeria Air, to take off first quarter 2022, says Aviation Minister

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, yesterday revealed that the proposed new national carrier, Nigeria Air, will commence operation in the first quarter of 2022. Sirika, who disclosed this while addressing State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja, yesterday, said the new national carrier is long overdue and the private sector-run airline will be in operation by early 2022, with possibly cheaper rates. The minister  noted that the new national carrier is expected to be a viable airline and is potentially poised to cater to millions…

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