This Week’s Update
Some bits of news over the past week:
- The Bauchi State Government owned EMB145 (5N-BJM) was ferried back to Nigeria. It is unclear if the aircraft will return into service with IRS Airlines or will be leased to Kabo Air.
- Virgin Nigeria is in fresh problems as the GTB Bank tries to recover a $15 million loan. Mud is already being slung to the former CEO Dapo Olumide.
- The Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, announced the State Government will build its own airport to boost trade and other economic activities.
- The Ekiti State Government inaugurated a committee responsible for the implementation of the proposed Ado-Ekiti Airport.
- The Federal Government announced that Katsina Airport will be named in honour of the late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
- The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) asked the Federal Government to allow regional flights from the MMA2 Domestic Terminal as the MMA International Terminal is often marred by power cuts.
- The Star Alliance CEO, Jaan Albrecht, said in an interview that the alliance is looking for a partner in West-Africa, especially in Nigeria.
- The websites of Bellview Airlines and Chanchangi Airlines are deactivated.