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An Arik Air A330 approaching London Heathrow (Photo: Mark Winterbourne from Leeds. West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (CS-TFX) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Nigeria’s Aging Aircraft Struggle Continues as Government Seeks Increased Control

Nigerian aviation experts are now looking for ways to lessen public concern over the age and safety of the country's airlines' aircraft as government officials are calling them into question, Lagos newspaper Vanguard reported Saturday. The response comes after reports surfaced earlier this week that aircraft of the nation's airlines had the highest average ages in Africa, more than doubling those of carriers in South Africa and Ethiopia. The reputability of the report is in question, as it was a very…

Africa’s Largest Nation Announces New National Carrier: Nigeria Air

Nigeria Air, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) airline, will be launched by the end of this year. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), at a press conference during the Farnborough International Airshow. Senator Sirika said: "I…

Ethiopian Airlines Operates First All-Female Crew Flight in Africa

In a historic feat, Ethiopian Airlines operated the first ever intra-Africa with an all-female crew. The flight, Ethiopian Airlines flight 901, departed from Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria. Female flight dispatchers, check-in staff, pilots and cabin crew were all involved for this historic flight. The flight, operated by…