Ethiopian Airlines Leads Consortium to Win Bid for New Nigerian Airline
A consortium led by Ethiopian Airlines is the preferred bidder for shares in new Nigerian airline Nigeria Air, the country’s aviation minister said on Friday. The airline was one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 election campaign promises.
How Nigeria’s only state-owned airline, Ibom Air, is dominating Nigeria’s sky
Many Nigerians seem to have a liking for Ibom Air, a commercial airline wholly owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government, in the South-south region of the country.
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Threatens To Ground Airlines With Outstanding Debt
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued an ultimatum to local operators over unpaid debts. The agency ordered the airlines to begin repayment of debts over N45.29 billion ($108.8 million) or face suspension.
Nigeria pays part of airline dues amid flight blockage threats
Nigeria released some funds owed to international air carriers to try and avert a crisis in the aviation sector amid warnings of flight suspensions from operators including Dubai’s Emirates airline. The Central Bank of Nigeria released $265 million to settle ticket sales owed to airline operators, it said late on Friday.
Returned Artefacts from European Museums could Boost Africa’s Travel and Tourism
Museums are a significant tourist attraction and the world’s top 100 museums attracted a total of 71m visitors during 2021 – despite the COVID-19 pandemic and continued lockdown restrictions, according to art newspaper
Dubai’s Emirates Airline to suspend Nigeria flights from September
Dubai’s Emirates will suspend flights to Nigeria from next month over an inability to repatriate funds from Africa’s most populous nation, the airline said on Thursday. The decision highlights the difficulties faced by international carriers that fly to Nigeria, which is one of the biggest markets in Africa for several of them.
Travel & tourism jobs in Nigeria to double over the next decade
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the Travel & Tourism sector in Nigeria is expected to create 2.6 million new jobs over the next decade, doubling the number of those employed within the sector by 2032.
Qatar Airways adds two new Nigeria connections to network
Qatar Airways has enhanced its presence in Nigeria with the launch of four weekly flights to Kano. There will also be three weekly flights to Port Harcourt, both operating via the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
Qatar Airways adds two new Nigeria destinations
Qatar Airways is boosting its service to Nigeria with the launch of four weekly flights to Kano in March. The carrier will also add Port Harcourt to its network.
Nigeria added to red list for England arrivals
The change means UK and Irish citizens and residents arriving from Nigeria must isolate in a government-approved managed quarantine facility for ten days on arrival.
Dubai to boost Nigeria services from this weekend
Emirates will resume its passenger operations between Dubai and Nigeria from Sunday, offering customers enhanced connectivity to and through Dubai.
Breaking Travel News interview: Kevin Brett, general manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja
Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with the title of Africa’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Kevin Brett, general manager of the property, to find out how it feels to have been recognised by voters