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Ibom Air Set to Commence Daily Commercial Flights from Enugu to Lagos and Abuja, September 14th

The nation’s fastest growing airline, Ibom Air, is set to commence daily commercial flights from Lagos and Abuja to Enugu, from Monday September 14th, 2020. This is a significant milestone for the airline which began operations last year and presently flies to 4 major cities in Nigeria including Abuja. Enugu becomes the airline’s 5th domestic …read more →

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Ibom Air Targets Post-Crisis Boom in Nigeria’s Aviation Market

Ibom Air is planning to add another domestic route in the coming weeks as management re-boot efforts to transform Nigeria’s under-exploited civil aviation market. The start-up carrier began operations in June 2019 with funding from the government of Akwa Ibom, the country’s largest oil-producing state. Its network was grounded during the onset of the Covid-19 …read more →

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China-Developed World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight From Sea.

China’s indigenously-developed AG600 large amphibious aircraft succeeded in its maiden flight over sea on Sunday morning in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, its developer announced. The aircraft took off from the sea off Qingdao at 10:18 a.m. and completed the test flight after flying for about 31 minutes, said state-owned plane-maker Aviation Industry Corporation of …read more →

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Aviation Industry in Crisis as Oil Demand Plummets – IEA

“Reduced jet and kerosene deliveries will impact total oil demand until at least 2022 … the aviation industry is facing an existential crisis”, the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has said. Oil demand is recovering from the greatest fall in its history in 2020, but less flying due to coronavirus fears means the world will …read more →

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Construction Work to Begin Soon At Abia Int’l Airport Site

Construction work may soon begin at the site of the proposed Abia International Airport, initiated by the immediate past administration in the state. This follows arrangements by the state government to visit, sensitise, and pay compensation to the land donor-communities in Ikwuano and Isiala Ngwa North council areas. The commissioner for Lands, Survey, and Urban …read more →

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Enugu airport rehabilitation ready before Easter – Minister

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said the Akanu Ibiam International Airport runway in Enugu would be completed before Easter. The minister, who inspected the reconstruction project on Thursday, said the runway would be reopened early enough for operations to travellers during the period. Sirika stated that due to the strategic importance of …read more →

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Ibom Airline Increases Fleet With Two New Aircraft, Targets 10 Planes By 2023

In a move to expand its operations and reach Akwa Ibom state-owned airline, Ibom Air has increased its fleet to five with the acquisition of two new aircraft. According to the Chairman of Ibom Air Idongesit Nkanga, the new aircraft would be unveiled later this month. Nkanga, who said the airline has since inception in …read more →

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Minister Rejects Poor Quality Landing Aid for Enugu Airport

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has rejected the instrument landing system (ILS), which was acquired for the Akanu Ibiam International Airport. The minister rejected the equipment when he was informed by the officials in charge of installation that the ILS was not of good quality, insisting that it must be replaced. Instrument landing …read more →

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Ten urban towns in Delta to get boost in potable water supply as Governor approves completion of Koko Mini Sports Arena

Ten urban towns in Delta State are to get a boost in the provision of potable water supply following the approval of the state Executive Council for the construction of five-kilometer water pipeline extension. The state Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick Ukah, disclosed this on Wednesday March 20th 2019 at a press briefing held in …read more →

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FEC approves new policy on public building maintenance, oil pipelines contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new policy towards maintaining public buildings in the country. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who announced this while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, said the new maintenance policy and framework seeks to institutionalise a maintenance culture in Nigeria. He said …read more →