Tag Archives: Flight

Passengers Cheer After Woman Gets Kicked Off Flight For Refusing To Drop Her “Expensive Bag”

A woman was kicked off an Air Peace airline after she allegedly refused to put her bag in the upper cabinet or on the floor. The unnamed female was captured on camera by Nollywood actress Belinda Effah who was a fellow passenger as the cabin crew escorted her out of the commercial flight on Wednesday October 14. The footage…

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Nigeria To Allow Only 200 Passengers On Incoming International Flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed International flights coming into the country to carry a maximum of 200 passengers in a memo released on Friday September 4. According to Musa Nuhu, the Drector-general/CEO of NCAA, there is no limit on the number of outgoing passengers. The memo also noted that each operator has only one frequency…

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Nigeria To Resume Operation Of International Airports On August 29

According to the latest update shared by Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika at the Monday briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, Nigerian international airports will resume  flight operations on August 29. “We are very glad today to announce that international flights will resume from August 29, 2020,” he said. Sirika added,…

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FG Grants Resumption Of 14 Airports For Domestic Flights Operation

On Sunday July 26, the Federal Government announced that 14 airports have now resumed full domestic flight operations following three months shut down of commercial flight activities as a measure to contend the spread of COVID-19. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced this in a tweet through his official Twitter handle, said ministerial approvals for private and…

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ICYMI: Hundred More Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From Dubai, UK

Flights conveying hundred more stranded Nigerians around the globe has landed in Nigeria amid rising Coronavirus cases being reported daily. According to the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) report on Tuesday, 329 nationals arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Earlier, 261 more evacuees had arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja at exactly…

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COVID-19: FG Says Passengers, Crew May Undergo Tests After Flight Resumption

As commercial flights in the country prepare for resumption, there’s circulating reports that passengers and crew might undergo COVID-19 tests before every flight. This is as contained in the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan prepared by the Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, The Punch reports. The plan made provision for free Covid-19 tests…

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ICYMI: FG Seizes British Airline For Illegal Commercial Flight Into Nigeria

An aircraft owned by a British company has been seized by the Federal Government for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval, THE PUNCH reports. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Sunday via his Twitter handle, noting that the company, Flair Aviation, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights. Sirika…

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COVID-19: Nigerian Government Extends Ban On Flights By Another Four Weeks

According to The PUNCH, the federal government has extended the ban imposed on local and international flights by four weeks. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the ban on flights to check the spread of coronavirus. The news was disclosed at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Wednesday by Boss Mustapha,…

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Lagos Urges Passengers On Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Turkish Flights Of March 13th, 14th To Self-Isolate

The Lagos state government has urged every passenger on board the Virgin Atlantic flight VS411 and Lufthansa flight LH568 on March 13th and the Turkish flight TK625 on March 14th to isolate themselves and contact the state ministry of health immediately as contact tracing for the new cases of Coronavirus continues. The state government on Thursday March…

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