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IATA: 4.4 billion air passengers flew globally in 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the performance figures for global air travel – known as World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) – showing that about 4.4 billion passengers were transported world over by airlines in 2018. IATA said the figure was an increase of 6.9 per cent over the performance 2017, and that it represented an additional 284 million trips by air.

Nigerian passenger dies on Delta Air Atlanta-Lagos flight

A Nigerian passenger on Delta Air Lines Flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta, United States to Lagos was on Monday afternoon found unresponsive before landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore kicks over exclusion from presidential debate

Mr Omoyele Sowore, Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has protested against his non-inclusion in the planned Presidential Debate being organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG).

250 passengers to Ghana escape death on Delta Airliner

No fewer than 250 passengers and crew members escaped death by the whiskers on Monday evening after a fire broke out in the wheel well of a Delta Airliner leaving from JFK International Airport for Accra, Ghana.

NCAA records 19, 323 delays, 348 cancellations in H1 2018

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced that no fewer than 19,323 flights were delayed within the country’s airspace in the first half of 2018.

Firms cut ties with US gun lobby after Florida shooting

A growing number of US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the gun lobby comes under immense criticism following the last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Emergency landing: Delta has not notified AIB – commissioner

The Accident Investigation Bureau on Wednesday said it had yet to get notification from Delta Air Lines regarding Tuesday’s emergency landing by its Atlanta-bound flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

AIB impounds Delta Airlines aircraft as 5 injured in emergency landing at Lagos airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has grounded the US-bound Delta Airline aircraft that made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMA), Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday night.

NCAA to investigate Delta Airlines flight emergency landing at Lagos airport

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday said it would investigate the emergency landing by an Atlanta-bound Delta Air Lines flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

NCAA rakes in N13.3bn for federal govt as security levy in 2017 – report

The Federal Government earned at least N13 billion as security levy from outbound international passengers in 2017.

Foreign Airlines Rake in $1.4bn from Nigeria in 2017

International airlines sold tickets worth $1.4 billion to Nigerian travellers in 2017 despite the economic recession that impacted negatively on individual income during the period.

Delta Air tightens requirements for passengers traveling with animals

Delta Airline says it has tightened the requirements for passengers traveling animals on its flights.

China demands apology from Delta for listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries

China on Friday said it had asked Delta Air Lines to investigate why Taiwan and Tibet were listed as countries on its website and demanded an “immediate and public” apology.

US aviation agency begins audit of Nigeria’s aviation industry

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has commenced the assessment of Nigerian’s aviation sector with a visit to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday.

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Senator Omo-Agege calls for “thorough investigation” on Buhari, APC supporter’s attack

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NULGE group lauds Ebonyi governor’s performance

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