Passengers transferring domestically can utilize the shuttle bus between the domestic and international terminal and very soon our passengers will be able to fly out of a brand new GAT in Lagos which will offer seamless connections throughout the network.
|Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 7):|
Does anyone know the exact location of all of the stored Air Nigeria aircraft?
|Quoting ssublyme (Reply 5):|
According to this article, it would seem Arik will be consolidating all their routes/flights out of the new GAT being built. Is it safe to say this is really Arik's terminal being built?
|Landside view of new GAT Terminal from GAT parking lot.|
|Airside view of new GAT Terminal made of glass and steel.|
|Landside view of new GAT Terminal|
|Airside view of new GAT Terminal.|
|Quoting thegreatRDU (Reply 11):|
How is Arik Air's Lagos - Luanda route doing?!!
|Quoting Alibo5NGN (Reply 13):|
Arik Air plans to acquire an ex Kingfisher Airlines A332.
|Quoting Alibo5NGN (Reply 17):|
A first look at Arik Air's new A332 - 5N-JIC.
|Quoting Alibo5NGN (Reply 16):|
The Nigerian Ministry of Aviation and Bombardier Aircraft are to begin preliminary talks on setting up an MRO in Nigeria.
|Quoting ETinCaribe (Reply 19):|
Smart move by Bombardier. How many Nigerian customers does it have today? I can see that Arik has 4x CRJ-900 and 2x Q400.
|Quoting AsoRock (Reply 20):|
Don't rush to think anything will come out of this. It is customary in the last decade for Nigerian Aviation "Ministers" to talk endlessly about setting up MRO's in Nigeria, yet till this day nothing has transpired.
There's exorbitant tax fees applied on the import of aviation spare parts, so it's literally as expensive as sending your own a/c for maintenance in Europe.
Until there is a considerable effort in forming up a whole aviation blueprint in Nigeria and actually implementing it, there is little hope for sustainable success for Nigerian airlines.
Government should not be involved in MROs or airlines, they should just get their act together in providing an enabling environment for airlines to flourish and provide reliable air transportation services, which in turn encourage economic growth.
A senior government official told our reporter that three foreign airlines—Emirates, Turkish and Etihad—have sought approval of the Nigerian aviation authorities to begin commercial flights to Abuja but the minister “has refused to grant the request.”
Instead, Mrs. Oduah told them to consider flying to Enugu, so as not to overstretch the facilities in Abuja.
|Quoting ssublyme (Reply 26):|
According to this article, aviation Minister has requested Emirates, Turkish and Etihad to fly to Enugu instead as their application for fly Abuja has been denied.
|Quoting ogepma (Reply 27):|
I am now convinced that the minister of aviation does not really have a clue about what she is doing. Why would she force them to fly from an airport with less demand and worse still, lack of basic infrastructure for international flights. My last trip to Enugu was terrible.
|Quoting ssublyme (Reply 39):|
Meanwhile in other related news, Dana has had their operating licence reactivated.
|Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 42):|
Seems like an impossibly uphill battle to me.
|Quoting ssublyme (Reply 42):|
Not really, Aero to my understanding only services LOS - ACC. So it really is just Arik (out of Nigeria) that serves the regional west coast.
|Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 39):|
As much as they have been demonized by the media, will Nigerians still fly Dana Air? Seems like an impossibly uphill battle to me.
|Quoting AF022 (Reply 44):|
Isn't there a vacuum of domestic service without VK? I would assume all Nigerian carriers would probably focus their energies on the domestic market now.
|Quoting Alibo5NGN (Reply 45):|
IRS and First Nation will be back soon.
|Quoting Alibo5NGN (Reply 43):|
I thought Aero flew to Douala and Malabo? The newly acquired B734 should give them the ability to start new routes.
|Quoting ssublyme (Reply 40):|
I definitely think they have an uphill battle. However with Air Nigeria now out of the game, and I don't think First Nation is flying yet, it will be an easier challenge for them as to some extent, many people will have no/little choice but to fly them.
|Quoting ssublyme (Reply 48):|
Looks like Arik is in the later stages of preparing to be listed on the NSE (Nigerian Stock Exchange).