Emirates introduces 6-suite First Class cabin

United Arab Emirates flag carrier, Emirates on Thursday said it would unveil a new First Class cabin which would feature 6 private suites laid out in a 1-1-1 layout, compared to the existing 8 private suites in a 1-2-1 layout on its existing 777 fleet. The new First Class product will be showcased at the […]

Arik Air launches new payment platforms

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Arik Air has launched a self-service kiosk and two extra payment options to broaden payment options available to passengers. The kiosk allows passengers to make bookings and pay for Arik Air tickets at a kiosk without the intervention of a human being, according to a statement by spokesman of the airline, Ola Adebanji. The airline […]

DANA Air to begin flights to Accra

After seven years of foray into domestic operations, DANA Air has concluded plans to begin daily flights on the Lagos – Accra route. The commencement of the West African regional flight by the airline is part of efforts to consolidate its operations on the routes it was designated by the government, the Accountable Manager of […]

Egypt Air slashes fare for Nigerian passengers

Egypt Air is seeking to attract more guests in its Nigerian route with new fares which the company described as unbeatable among competitors. Addressing tour operators and agents in Abuja on Thursday, the Abuja manager of the airline, Tareq Medany said the new offers which were free of tax “are the cheapest fare ever in […]

Arik Air launches travel insurance for passengers

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Arik Air has launched a customised air travel insurance for its passengers. The initiative which enables a passenger to enjoy a customised domestic travel insurance on Arik Air with only N1,000, according to the airline, was aimed at taking passengers’ flying experience to a new level. Arik Air spokesman, Adebanji Ola, said in a statement that […]

Arik Air increases flights on Douala (Cameroun) route

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Arik Air has increased frequency on the Lagos to Douala via Cotonou route from four to six weekly flights. The new schedule which took effect on October 11, 2015 is aimed at further enhancing connectivity in the West Coast, according to a statement by spokesman of the airline, Adebanji Ola. The flights from Lagos to […]

Air Peace to commence Enugu-Ilorin operation in December

Air Peace airline, one of Nigeria domestic airlines operating commercial flight has concluded plans to start flying from Ilorin to Enugu by December this year. With the commencement of the airline operation it will bring number of flights plying the Ilorin route to three as Air Peace will be competing with Arik Air and overland […]

Domestic Airlines Slash Air Fares

Nigerian airlines have reduced their fares in order to maintain their load factor in the domestic market, checks by THISDAY have revealed. The economy is sliding; many Nigerians who used to travel by air now opt for alternative means of transportation. For the airlines to retain their customers and remain in business, they must have […]

Ethiopian Airlines bags ‘Passenger Choice’ award

Ethiopian Airlines has won the Passenger Choice award for the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ for the third time in a row at the APEX 2015 EXPO held at the Oregon Convention Centre in Portland. Passenger Choice Award is the most important award in one of the most important awards in the industry since it is the customers, […]

We don’t joke with passengers’ rights abuses – NCAA

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said the body does not handle cases of passengers’ rights abuses by airlines with levity. General Manager, Consumers’ Affairs Directorate of the NCAA, Mrs. Ify Megwa, however, lamented that some air transport passengers fail to report cases of maltreatment by airlines and merely go home to lick their […]

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