This Week’s Round-Up

Just a few minor reports:

Chanchangi Airlines reduced its daily flights between Lagos and Abuja from five to three. The schedule on their website has not been updated however. Reportedly, the airline has serious financial problems.

Bellview Airlines has postponed the re-start of its Lagos-London service to 1 March, 2010. Again, the airline has sold tickets without being able to provide any flights.

An EMB-170 (PT-TQE) destined for Nigerian Eagle Airlines as 5N-VNJ has been ferried from Brazil to Casablanca. It’s unlikely Nigerian Eagle Airlines will take delivery of the aircraft though, as it wil reportedly be leased to Gulf Air.

Nigerian Eagle Airlines introduced special onboard envelopes on flights across its route network this week to raise funds to support the ongoing humanitarian and rescue activities in Haiti.

The governor of Gombe State announced that a second airline will start daily services to Gombe Airport this year. Arik Air currently has a four weekly service from Abuja to Gombe.

The World Bank financed ten fire trucks for Port Harcourt Airport, but overall the Nigerian agencies are slow in implementing other aviation infrastructure projects.

The new Asaba Airport, Delta State, will be ready for operations in April 2010.

Jos Airport was closed this week due to civil unrest. Aero, Arik Air and Overland Airways cancelled their flights to the airport.


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2 responses to “This Week’s Round-Up”

  1. ezeukpo says :

    Thanks for the update. I would recommend you stop giving Bellview any blogspace here, as they’ve become the laughing stock of the nigerian airline industry ages ago. In fact they should be closed by NCAA for fraudulently selling tickets they know they cannot honour. Rectification of this situation starts with revoking Bellview’s AOC and bringing their stubborn CEO (Odukoya) to trial.

  2. Skywalker says :

    Thanks for the update. Arik seems to be putting these other airlines under competitive pressure, chanchangi,IRS,overland and even Nigerian Eagle seem to be having one problem or the other.
    I have not seen the NOTAM (NOtice TO AirMen) on Enugu airport yet, I hope it doesn’t take as long as Lagos/Port Harcourt runway construction.

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