Farewell, Your Majesty: United Airlines Flies the 747, the “Queen of the Skies”, One Last Time

Today, United Airlines (UAL) flew – for the final time – a Boeing 747 aircraft, the jumbo jet with the unmistakable silhouette that once represented the state-of-the-art in air travel. Serving as the ultimate throwback, the airline recreated the first 747 flight operated by United in 1970 for today’s historic …

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Air Peace Receives IATA Certificate,Restates Commitment To Quality Service

  Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has assured that the carrier will continue to insist on safe and exceptional flight services, abelnewsng reports. Onyema made the pledge during the official presentation of the membership certificate of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to Air Peace in …

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Qatar Airways buys 9.6% stake in Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways is buying a 9.6% stake in Cathay Pacific for HK$5.16bn ($662m; £506m), giving the Middle Eastern airline more access to China’s lucrative aviation market. The deal will make the airline Cathay Pacific’s third largest shareholder. It is the first known investment by a Middle Eastern airline into an …

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LAAC Elects New Officials, As Chairman Canvasses Unity Among Members

Members of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents(LAAC) have elected new officials that will pilot the affairs of the association for the next three years. Mr. Olusegun Koiki was elected as the new chairman of the league with other six executive members in various capacities. The election was conducted …

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Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

  Emirates today celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive officiated the ceremony. He was joined at the event by Sir Tim …

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Côte d’ ivoire, Guinea, Senegal Hail Med-View Airline Operations To Francophone Countries

…Say Air Transport A Tool For Integration … It Is The Beginning Big Relationship As We Integrate West Africa   The Governments of Côte d’ ivoire, Guinea and Senegal have hailed Nigerian carrier; Med-View Airline for commencing flight operations into French speaking West Africa counties on Friday, abelnewsng reports. This is …

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Ex-NAL N45B Entitlements: Pensioners Appeal for Buhari’s Intervention

The Nigeria Airways branch of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) today appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the delay in releasing the N45 billion approved for the payment of the pension arrears  of the former workers of the moribund NAL. This is just as they decried the …

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Turkish Airlines launches the “Istanbul Bosphorus Experience” for its Business Class passengers.

The Istanbul Bosphorus Experience is a new program, specially designed by Turkish Airlines for its Business Class passengers who have a transfer time of seven or more hours in Istanbul. Turkey’s national flag carrier, recently awarded with four Skytrax World Airline Awards*, introduces this program to enable its transfer passengers …

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Air Peace boss tasks lawyers on opportunities in aviation sector

  Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has challenged lawyers in the country to think outside the box and position themselves to benefit from the boundless opportunities the aviation sector offers. Onyema gave the advice at the Nigerian Bar Association-Section on Business Law, Aviation Committee Conference tagged: …

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MMA2: National Assembly Orders Bi-Courtney To Produce Concession Agreements For Initial 12, 36 Years

  The Senate and House Committee on Aviation have ordered Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos to submit documents of the concession agreements, which gave the entity 12 years to manage MMA2 and which further increased it from 12 to 36. …

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