Ethiopian Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-Q400 © Bombardier Nigeria has granted daily traffic rights to British Airways , Virgin Atlantic , and Turkish Airlines , while continuing to ban other European carriers over reciprocal visa issues.
From October 2, British Airways and Turkish Airlines, along with Ethiopian Airlines , RwandAir , ASKY Airlines , and Air Côte d’Ivoire have approval to operate daily flights to Lagos and Abuja , according to the latest flight schedule update from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Africa World Airlines has approval to operate twice-daily flights to Lagos and daily ones to Abuja; while Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways , Delta Air Lines , and Kenya Airways may now fly daily to Lagos, according to the approval signed by NCAA Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Captain Musa Nuhu.
Meanwhile, the West African country continues to blacklist Lufthansa , Air France , and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines over travel restrictions imposed on Nigerian tourist visa holders by the European Union. This despite a meeting between Nigeria’s Aviation Ministry and EU ministers last month when…
Almost half of Air Namibia ‘s 800 employees have had their salaries slashed in half as the airline battles a revenue drop worsened by the government’s continued international travel ban.
The Namibian newspaper reported the airline had slashed wages for three months from September to November for cabin crew, pilots and ground staff who were furloughed since Namibia introduced a COVID-19 lockdown in March. However, pilots and cabin crew working on domestic routes, and airline management, were exempted, it said.
In a letter quoted by Reuters, Air Namibia Acting Chief Executive Theo Mberirua said only 57% of the airline’s workforce had been working during the past six months.
He said Air Namibia would reduce salaries by 50% until such time that regular operations resumed. Mberirua said a plan to restart operations was heavily impacted by a lack of funds to pay critical creditors and salaries. “The financial losses incurred by the airline over the previous five financial years have left (it) in a state requiring immediate intervention on all fronts,” he said, adding that fixed cost…
The administrators of South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo ) say they are unaware of a reported offer from Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa ) to help out the stricken flag carrier, but those close to the process say it is one of the options being considered.
The administrators are to decide on the […]