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Nigeria to launch new national airline by April, says Sirika

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: International Maritime Organization. The Muhammadu Buhari administration will not leave in 2023 without establishing a new national airline. The timing is even closer. In spite of the numerous hiccups which have bedevilled its launch in the past, the Nigerian government says it will launch a new national airline by April. When it does Read More…

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Lagos international travellers to sweat it out as MMIA departure drop off zone temporarily closed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: The Street Journal. Lagos international travellers will have to sweat it out in the next few days as there is now a temporary closure of the regular drop off zone at the departure lounge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The closure announcement by Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Read More…

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Nigeria suspends Emirates flights over COVID-19 tests

Reading Time: < 1 minute Image Credits: REUTERS/Christopher Pike, International Maritime Organization. Nigeria suspended the airline Emirates from flying into or out of its territory last week after the carrier imposed additional COVID-19 test requirements on passengers from the country, the aviation minister said on Monday. Emirates said last week passenger flights to and from Nigeria had been suspended until Read More…

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Emirates Skywards offers elite tier extension until 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has rolled out new measures to offer its members more support, flexibility, and choice – allowing members to retain elite tier status until 2022. The loyalty programme is one of the first in the world, and first in the region, to offer its members a Read More…

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Latest Biofuel powered and emissions reduction A380s from Emirates

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Emirates. …biofuel produced from used cooking oil Emirates has welcomed its latest advanced A380 to its 2020 fleet. The MSN A6-EVL, its 116th A380 landed in Dubai at the weekend. The newest member of the Emirates fleet was powered by a blend of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This is the first Read More…

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Emirates Offers World’s First Multi-Risk Travel Protection Coverage- up to $500,000

Reading Time: 3 minutes Emirates customers can now plan their travels and fly with even greater assurance and peace of mind, with the airline’s latest industry-first initiative to provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current COVID-19 cover. Provided by Emirates at no additional cost to its customers, and provided by AIG Travel, this cover is the Read More…

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Emirates Increases Frequency on Lagos Route

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Emirates. Emirates has announced it will increase its flight to Lagos from four weekly to five weekly flights on October 25th, and then daily from November 1st. Upon resumption to Nigeria routes after the COVID-19 lockdown on September 7th, the airline had announced that flights to Lagos will be operated four times a Read More…

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10 foreign airlines barred from entering Nigeria

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Kenneth Iwelumo, International Maritime Organisation. Ten airlines, including Air France and KLM, will not fly into Nigeria from tomorrow, the day international flights resume in the country. The others are Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways and Cape Verde airlines. While South African and Cape Read More…