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by mapletux
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace B737 loses nose gear after hard landing
Replies: 1
Views: 697

Air Peace B737 loses nose gear after hard landing

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cab4105&opt=0
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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

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cab4105&opt=0

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by mapletux
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 11
Views: 2327

Re: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria

https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/06/tu ... ts-to.html
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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

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by mapletux
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19876

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

https://www.ajc.com/business/delta-gets ... vtbUNZq4N/
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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/

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by mapletux
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Thu May 30, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims for first flight of 777X in late June
Replies: 2
Views: 1697

Boeing aims for first flight of 777X in late June

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...

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by mapletux
Fri May 24, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 35
Views: 3591

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

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...

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by mapletux
Thu May 23, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 108
Views: 15691

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

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...

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by mapletux
Thu May 16, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s
Replies: 22
Views: 2373

Re: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s

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...

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by mapletux
Tue May 14, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

_____ 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...

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by mapletux
Sat May 11, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

_____ 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...

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by mapletux
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s
Replies: 17
Views: 3969

Re: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s

mr02 wrote:
True. Nigeria isn't exactly a heaven for Airlines but I think what's more surprising is that where do they find the money to buy all these aircraft.

It may interest you to learn that there are banks in Nigeria.

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by mapletux
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s
Replies: 17
Views: 3969

Re: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s

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...

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by mapletux
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Armaghman wrote:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6871399/Nigerians-flying-UK-pizzas-4-000-miles-BA-flights.html

I read it is not an April fool! Presume he said whether fact or not


He is not the first (and probably won't be the last) politician to talk complete nonsense.

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by mapletux
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where are Air Peace 777 routes in schedules?
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Where are Air Peace 777 routes in schedules?

I don't believe any schedules have been published yet but I stand to be corrected.

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by mapletux
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

http://www.woleshadare.net/delta-celebr ... -new-york/
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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/

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by mapletux
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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 ...

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by mapletux
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5201

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

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...

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by mapletux
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

http://www.woleshadare.net/turkish-emir ... asa-pacts/
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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/

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by mapletux
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic flights in the world
Replies: 37
Views: 5235

Re: Longest domestic flights in the world

JFK-HNL perhaps?

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by mapletux
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 18367

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

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...

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by mapletux
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 120
Views: 20090

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

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...

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by mapletux
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13975

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

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...

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by mapletux
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13975

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

SEPilot wrote:
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.

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by mapletux
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain
Replies: 44
Views: 8001

Re: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain

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.


A superior pilot is one who uses his superior judgement to avoid a situation where he would have to use his superior flying skills.

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by mapletux
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4895

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1404257&p=20726719&hilit=%22nigeria+air%22#p20726719
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Cunard wrote:

The OP also missed

Nigerian Air...Lagos
Zambia Airways...Lusaka



I think the OP was correct to leave out Nigeria Air as their launch has been suspended.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1404257&p=20726719&hilit=%22nigeria+air%22#p20726719

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by mapletux
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4895

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

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...

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by mapletux
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair
Replies: 8
Views: 2775

1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

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...

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by mapletux
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

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...

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by mapletux
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

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...

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by mapletux
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian Government suspends plan to launch new carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 1883

Nigerian Government suspends plan to launch new carrier

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...

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by mapletux
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian CEO: ET mulling new routes, additional frequencies with mostly A350/B787 ops to expand China market
Replies: 26
Views: 4153

Re: Ethiopian CEO: ET mulling new routes, additional frequencies with mostly A350/B787 ops to expand China market

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...

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by mapletux
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

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 ...

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by mapletux
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

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...

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by mapletux
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air
Replies: 14
Views: 3507

Re: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air

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)...

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by mapletux
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3402

Re: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/5NBVE.JPG


It has now arrived LOS to a water cannon salute.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/air ... t-arrives/
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Mumrik wrote:
Seems like the first plane has been painted.

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/5NBVE.JPG


It has now arrived LOS to a water cannon salute.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/air ... t-arrives/

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by mapletux
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3402

Re: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?

Aesma wrote:
Is the name of the airline a jab at a certain hair piece adorned president ?


The name predated that person becoming president. It is allegedly bank rolled by or named in honour of "Mama Peace".

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by mapletux
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 10354

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

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.


Please, let's not open that can of worms all over again. :-)

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by mapletux
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8695

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

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...

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by mapletux
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 16459

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

http://www.woleshadare.net/aib-impounds ... -incident/
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Web500sjc wrote:
Any more news?


The Nigerian authorities are unhappy that Delta did not report the incident to them.

http://www.woleshadare.net/aib-impounds ... -incident/

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by mapletux
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9010

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

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...

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