This week’s update
- The chairman of Air Nigeria blames the grounding of the airline on its disloyal staff rather than on financial problems.
- In the past two years, AMCON has taken over non-performing loans worth N135 billion from Nigerian airlines, while the CBN has lent the airlines N86 billion through the Aviation Intervention Fund. Arik Air is the major beneficiary of both funds.
- British Airways considers to start flights to Port Harcourt.
- Foreign airline crews shun Abuja due to security concerns. Delta Air Lines is considering to quit flying from New York to Abuja per 1 September, because of security reasons and low traffic on the route.
- Dana Air has paid out the first compensations to families of the victims of last month’s crash.
- Members of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANCLA, at Lagos Airport have gone on strike. Earlier this week, they clashed with security agents sent by FAAN to evict them from the cargo village.