An Air Peace B737 lost it's nose gear after a hard landing at Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos (LOS). There was one minor injury and the 133 passengers and 6 crew on board were safely evacuated.
You can read more and see some pictures here
What happened with the Nigeria Air project? Didn't they order any A339? Here is what I remember about it. - Announcement by Aviation Minister at Farnborough airshow - Name and proposed livery displayed on renders of B777 and A330 - $300 million to be invested. Nigerian Government to own not more th...Jump to post
It looks like Ethiopian Airlines are in talks with the government of Nigeria to set up an airline. The report in the link below does not say if this will be tied to the Nigeria Air project that was announced and suspended last year or if this will be a new project. https://punchng.com/ethiopian-airl...Jump to post
You can read about the inaugural flight and see pictures of the water canon salute on arrival here.
https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/06/tu ... ts-to.html
Delta also helped to get the Nigeria men's soccer team that had been stranded after training in Atlanta to the Olympics at Rio just in time for their first game.
https://www.ajc.com/business/delta-gets ... vtbUNZq4N/
Looks like the aiport should be a platform for economic growth. Any plans for regional ops (to Cameroon maybe)? Not very frequent to see PE class in a 2 class aircraft. They've announced what their strategy will be and how they plan to operate. The COO of the airline, Mr. George Uriesi said the vis...Jump to post
Reuters reports that Boeing is looking to make the first test flight of its 777X twin-aisle jet as soon as late June. This is slightly later than planned and will miss the Paris airshow but should still be on track for putting the plane into airline service in 2020. https://www.reuters.com/article/u...Jump to post
Colonial period was a universally dark time for all the countries. No sane country would be interested in maintaining "colonial legacy" If any flight exists today it's purely because of commercial reasons Some of the commercial reasons such as a common language (which is good for business...Jump to post
Air Peace says it will begin flight operations to Johannesburg, South Africa and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates next month. Newsmen report that Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, announced the new routes at the inauguration of the airline’s Board of Directors on Wednesday in Ikeja. https://topnaija...Jump to post
Qatar can't stop buying political influence, uuhhhh military a/c I mean. To be delivered: > Dassault Rafale (36) > F-15E Strike Eagle (36) > Eurofighter Typhoon (24) > Airbus A330 MRTT (2) > AH-64 Apache (24+24) > NHIndustries NH90 (28) > BAE Hawk (9) > Airbus H125 (16) I wonder where or how they'l...Jump to post
Really, where is the money coming from to finance this crackpot idea.
I suggest that this thread be merged with viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402487Jump to post
_____ How busy are the roads to MMA these days? A new multi-terminal transportation hub has just been completed at Oshodi which was a major choke point on the road to the airport. https://punchng.com/oshodi-transport-interchange-to-start-operation-may-2/ The road to the airport itself is also being...Jump to post
_____ There is a story about a rail link in LOS airport and city center, is it true or what? Any more info? FAAN and the Lagos State government plan to discuss a Rail link proposal for Lagos airport terminals. More details are available in the link below. http://www.woleshadare.net/lagos-set-to-ass...Jump to post
In my opinion, the best aircraft suited for their entire operation over the long term is the A220 family ie 5 A221s + 15 A223s to cover their entire domestic plus regional African network if operated at full strength. They don’t need an aircraft the size of a B7M8 as in Nigeria, frequencies game pl...Jump to post
With the order announced for 10 Embraer E195-E2 jets along with options for 20 more, Air Peace is set to become the first African operator of the Embraer E195-E2. Congrats to Air Peace and Embraer. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/air-peace-selects-the-e195-e2-and-becomes-the-first-e2-opera...Jump to post
With the order announced for 10 Embraer E195-E2 jets along with options for 20 more, Air Peace is set to become the first African operator of the Embraer E195-E2. Congrats to Air Peace and Embraer. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/air-peace-selects-the-e195-e2-and-becomes-the-first-e2-operat...Jump to post
I read it is not an April fool! Presume he said whether fact or not
Delta is celebrating one year of its nonstop LOS-JFK flight. Details on load factor and popular onward destinations in the USA can be found in this link.
http://www.woleshadare.net/delta-celebr ... -new-york/
The comments made by Air Peace on that link did make me chuckle, ''We thank GOD that we have taken delivery of the third B777 aircraft in preparation of our international operations'' I think that they should be thanking the banks for this rather than GOD as he or she or whatever played no part in ...Jump to post
After that is perfected, the relief pilot for long haul may be AI, so 2 man crews become 2 plus "Hal". " I think the first step will be having a remote relief pilot and then gradually reducing the number of pilots in the cockpit to zero. With no one in the cockpit who's to know if th...Jump to post
Following the tragic ET302 event, do you think that Green Africa Airways will cancel his order or go for another type? http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411139 I don't think so for the following reasons: Their aircraft are a long way from delivery The investigation into the cr...Jump to post
Interesting updates thanks! Why Arik Air is now so behind in the domestic market? Internationally, it follows the trend of the link you've sent before here, BA is probably third. Arik Air has been in receivership for the last two years. https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/02/10/fg-takes-over...Jump to post
NCAA has released some statistics for flights in and out of Nigeria in January 2019. Number of flights is up by 12% compared to last year. Domestic flights: Air Peace had the most flights with 2,129 while Med-View had the least with 87 . International flights : Africa World had the most flights with...Jump to post
Does anyone have any recent news updates to share or have read anything online about Air Peace and their intentions on flying to London as it has been a while since the airline last made an announcement regarding this! This report hints that it will be sometime this year. https://punchng.com/2019-a...Jump to post
Nigeria may have given Turkish Airlines and Emirates additional frequencies to Port-Harcourt and Abuja where new terminals have just been built.
http://www.woleshadare.net/turkish-emir ... asa-pacts/
2 questions immediately: - Why traffic is really high in February (compared to July/August)? - Which airlines have the biggest market shares on domestic and then international? (international I would say 1st EK, 2nd BA, 3rd Arik Air...) According to this link, Ethiopian with five destinations had t...Jump to post
Maybe, but I doubt anyone in the oil and gas industry is going to touch ET with a barge pole There's more to oil and gas industry than the super majors like Shell and ExxonMobil. There are lots of small to medium sized companies that don't have corporate contracts with AF/DL/KL, etc. as well as fri...Jump to post
It always comes from the top. But corruption at the top cannot survive long term unless the people tolerate it. " The people " don't really have a choice to not "tolerate it" when the corrupt ones at the top have almost absolute control over everything. This may be true once the...Jump to post
SEPilot wrote:It always comes from the top. But corruption at the top cannot survive long term unless the people tolerate it.
Flaps wrote:Perhaps it was a "high minimums" captain who felt he could not get in due to that restriction. I've seen that plenty of times with new captains.
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Lagos and Abuja are also underserved with only three daily flights to the UK and could support additional services following MedView's withdrawal. The current agreement between the two governments allows for six flights a day with the Nigerian government not willing to allow UK carriers more than h...Jump to post
One pilot lost his life after ejecting when 2 Nigeria Air Force F-7Ni jets collided while practising for the Nigeria Independence day celebrations. More details in the links below including pictures of some of the pilots involved https://www.businessinsider.com/r-nigerian-military-planes-in-accident...Jump to post
Awful. Without a solid domestic/regional network, no airline can sustain longhaul like that. It looks like they have plans for that exactly http://www.woleshadare.net/air-peace-plans-expansion-2018-lists-airlines-success-2017/ http://www.woleshadare.net/air-peace-launches-monrovia-abuja-accra-servi...Jump to post
Nigeria’s Air Peace has announced that it would commence operations to Dubai and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, UAE by November this year. The airline which recently ordered B777 and B737 MAX aircraft said it would be its first long-haul service before embarking on other international destinat...Jump to post
The government of Nigeria has announced that it has suspended the project to launch Nigeria Air as the new national flag carrier.This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika who said that the decision to suspend the procurement of Nigeria Air, was taken at the Federal Execut...Jump to post
IAH IAH is a no brainer for ET only if it operates a B788 via LOS with 5th freedom traffic rights as the P2P demand is over 55,000 pax annually with no direct service ! If UA agrees to codeshare with them then they can easily sustain a 4 weekly IAH LOS ADD v.v service. Good luck with getting 5th fr...Jump to post
On another note, Air Peace also just announced an order for 10 737 Max 8 https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/nigerias-air-peace-signs-for-10-737-max-8s-451870/ Congrats to Boeing and Air Peace. These should be enough to provide a network of flights around West and Central Africa that can be ...Jump to post
If they could make it work, Guangzhou would be a license to print money. The West African expat community is huge. You are 100% wrong as though volumes are big, the yields are terrible. Ethiopian flies a daily same plane LOS add CAN AdD LOS service using a B77W and charges $1150-1200 round trip! Do...Jump to post
Nigerian government trying it again with a new carrier Nigeria Air. Apparently looking at China and India as possible target destinations. I imagine scepticism is high understandably (after Virgin Nigeria, Air Nigeria ,Bellview, etc), but does anyone see potential? Article here (with proposed logo)...Jump to post
Mumrik wrote:Seems like the first plane has been painted.
alan3 wrote:jubguy3 wrote:Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand.
There is. If it were up to EK they would serve YYZ daily, as well as YUL and YVR. The Canadian government won't allow it, to protect AC.
Are there other viable African destinations from IAH for SAA to try? Accra? Lagos? LOS has worked for IAH. I can see ET, SA or even UA giving it another try. Did the Nigerians ever fix the money repatriation issue? It's almost fixed with ~USD 30m outstanding. http://www.woleshadare.net/airlines-tra...Jump to post
Web500sjc wrote:Any more news?
How many people are yearning to go to Brazil that have decided not to due to Visa rules? Can't be that many to necessitate immediate new flights. The largest population of Japanese people outside Japan is in Brazil and is mainly concentrated around Sao Paolo. NRT-YVR-GRU would be one stop without t...Jump to post