Qatar wants 10% of American Airlines

Qatar wants 10% of American Airlines

(BBC) American Airlines has received an “unsolicited” approach from Qatar Airways which wants to acquire 10% of the US carrier.   In a regulatory filing, American Airlines said Qatar intended to buy at least $808m (£638m) of its shares. American...
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Saudi Arabia revokes Qatar Airways’ licence

Saudi Arabia revokes Qatar Airways’ licence

Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority has formally withdrawn Qatar’s licence to land and fly in the country. Saudi’s General Authority of Civil Aviation also ordered its offices to to be closed within 48 hours. In a statement, the authority also ...
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Qatar faces airspace ban as crisis with neighbours grows

Qatar faces airspace ban as crisis with neighbours grows

(BBC)  Egypt is closing its airspace to Qatari planes in a growing diplomatic row, with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain expected to do the same on Tuesday. Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the...
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British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow

British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow

By James Goldburn, BBC News –    More than a third of British Airways flights from Heathrow were cancelled as thousands of passengers faced a second day of disruption. The airline was hit by a worldwide computer system power failure on...
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BA cancels Saturday flights over IT outage

BA cancels Saturday flights over IT outage

British Airways canceled all Saturday flights from London’s two biggest airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) after “a major IT system failure” caused severe disruption to flight operations worldwide, the airline said. “Our IT teams are worki...
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Med View, FAAN, Sahcol nominated for Nigeria Transport Awards

Med View, FAAN, Sahcol nominated for Nigeria Transport Awards

Med View airline and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), as well as Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), have been nominated for recognition in the forthcoming 5th Nigeria Transport Awards and Lecture holding in Ikeja Sheraton hotel...
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Buhari lauds re-opening Of Abuja Airport

Buhari lauds re-opening Of Abuja Airport

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the efforts of the Ministries of Transport, Power, Works and Housing, the security agencies, Kaduna State Government, the contractor, Julius Berger, and others, on the successful completion of work on the runway and re-...
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NCAA: Abuja airport ready for operations

NCAA: Abuja airport ready for operations

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport runway, Abuja, is ready for operation and can be opened on Wednesday, Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Usman Muktar, has said. Speaking with Journalists on Monday during an inspection of the  ...
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Osinbajo: Abuja Airport runway will be ready April 19

Osinbajo: Abuja Airport runway will be ready April 19

The Abuja Airport runway will be ready as scheduled on April 19, 2017, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said. The Vice President spoke with Journalists during an inspection tour of the Airport on Friday. He said:“I have looked round...
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Abuja Airport Runway Now 57.5% Completed, says  Minister

Abuja Airport Runway Now 57.5% Completed, says Minister

The reconstruction of the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has reached 57.5% completion, mid-way into the six weeks earmarked for the project, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, disclosed in Abuja on Thursday. ...
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Laptop cabin ban ‘ineffective’, says IATA

Laptop cabin ban ‘ineffective’, says IATA

The US and UK ban on laptops in cabin baggage on certain flights will not be effective as a security measure, industry body IATA has said. In a strongly-worded speech, IATA chief executive Alexandre de Juniac said the ban also...
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