Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) announced the delivery by its Cargo Aircraft Management subsidiary of a Boeing 767-200 converted freighter to Astral Aviation of Kenya under a five-year lease. This is the first aircraft ATSG has leased to Astral, as well as the first Boeing 767 that Astral...
Britain’s Heathrow Airport renewed its call for COVID-19 testing at airports on Tuesday as it reported an 88 per cent plunge in July passenger numbers due to ongoing restrictions on travel which it said were strangling the UK economy. Heathrow, which is owned by a group of investors including Spain’s...
Air Canada said it would weigh possible order cancellations of aircraft from Boeing and Airbus , after the carrier reported a second-quarter loss on Friday as coronavirus-driven travel restrictions hit demand. It was the airline’s second straight quarterly loss as it felt the impact of the pandemic, but it said...
United Airlines has told its pilots it may need to furlough more than originally planned this year and next due to the impact of a recent increase in COVID-19 cases on its business, a memo reviewed by Reuters showed. Chicago-based United had previously said it would furlough 2,250 pilots between...
Two hundred and eighty nine (289) Nigerians arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from United States of America (USA), on Wednesday via Ethiopian Air. According to Nigerians in Diaspora Commission’s (NiDCOM) Twitter handle, the Nigerians, who are the fourth evacuees, arrived from Newark, New Jersey about 1.35p.m. The commission said the...
No fewer than 10 passengers escaped death on Tuesday’s evening, when their boat capsized on Lagos Waterways, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, who made this known in a statement, said, “10 passengers were rescued live when their boat...
The Federal Government has evacuated 289 more Nigerians stranded in the United States due to coronavirus-related border closure. An Ethiopian Airlines plane conveying the evacuees took off from New Jersey on Tuesday night, and is expected to land in Abuja on Wednesday afternoon. This is the fourth evacuation flight, which brings...
If feelers from the Federal Government are anything to go by, international flights may resume in before October, Quick News Africa has learnt. The Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika gave the hint via his Twitter handle on Tuesday when he noted that the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA) has issued...
Singapore Airlines Ltd on Wednesday flagged a hit to its revenue making ability in full-year 2021 on seeing a slower than expected recovery as the ongoing coronavirus crisis saps demand for air travel. The airline, considered a bellwether for premium travel in Asia, also said it would report a material...
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The management of Arik Air has announced that it will resume domestic flights from July 8, following the Federal Government’s decision to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports for flight operations. The Arik Air Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Sunday. Ilegbodu said that...
Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday extended indefinitely a requirement for drivers and riders on its platform to wear a face covering or mask and launched a new campaign video to educate users about the policy. The company began requiring masks on May 18 and on Wednesday extended the policy, which...
Boeing is conducting the first test flight of a 737 MAX, according to flight tracking data, following the grounding of the plane last year after two crashes. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) over the weekend had cleared the US airplane maker to carry out certification test flights. The clearance came after...
Travel companies say holiday bookings have "exploded" after the government announced current restrictions will be eased. Ministers said from 6 July, blanket restrictions on non-essential overseas travel will be relaxed in the UK. Holidaymakers will be allowed to travel to certain European countries without having to spend 14 days in quarantine...
The Nigerian High Commission in London, the United Kingdom, on Friday set July 13 for the next phase of the evacuation of stranded Nigerians back home. The commission, which announced the date in a notification issued on Friday, also issued guidelines for travel and ticket fares for the evacuation. The notice,...
Non-governmental organisation CLEEN Foundation said it has joined forces with the United Nations’ Women Organisation (UNWomen) and the Italian government to launch a project against trafficking of women and girls, as well as forced migration. The novel project launched on Thursday in Abuja and titled "Preventing forced migration and trafficking...
Lufthansa has drawn up a plan to prevent an insolvency should a virtual extraordinary shareholders’ meeting on Thursday fail to approve a $10 billion government bailout, a company source told Reuters on Wednesday. The German government could still get a 20% stake, as originally planned, in two steps without the...