Aviation

Liberia to Revive National Carrier After 30years of Inactivity

Goldstar Air, a wholly owned airline, has entered into partnership with the Government of Liberia to revive Liberia’s airline. Liberia’s new national carrier has been named and branded as Lone Star Air (Wings Of Liberia) and will initially be flying to eleven West African destinations from Monrovia to Accra, Abuja, …

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South Africa Restores Free Visa for U.S., France, Others

South African Interior Minister announced on October 4 the government has re-established the free visa for travelers from several countries. Last March, the government had stopped delivering free visa for France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Hong Kong, Iran, and the U.S. to control the spread of the coronavirus …

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Ethiopian Airlines Announces COVID-19 Global Insurance Cover

Ethiopian Airlines Group says it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 of all passengers effective October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. A statement issued in Accra by the Airline said the global cover, dubbed: “Sheba Comfort” was part of the airline’s …

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Nigeria Seeks Buyer for Presidential Jet, Hawker 4000

The Federal Government has put up for sale a jet in the Presidential fleet, Hawker 4000 aircraft with registration number, 5N-FGX/: RC 066. The business-size jet which entered into service in December 2011, has capacity for nine passengers and three crews. According to The Punch’s findings, only 73 Hawker 4000 …

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Nigeria Bars Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, others

As international flights resume on September 5, the Federal Government says only approved airlines will be allowed into the country’s airspace. Speaking on Thursday during a briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said only the NAIA …

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International Flights to Ghana Resume September 1, 2020

Ghana will on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, open its air borders to international travel, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced Sunday. Thus, the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), which was closed to international passenger arrivals since March 21, 2020, when the country recorded its first two COVID-19 cases, resumes operations Tuesday. …

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UK Offers Free Visa Replacement For Nigerians

The British High Commission in Nigeria says it will replace, for free, the 30-day visa of individuals that were supposed to travel to the UK before the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 global pandemic. It said the free visa replacement which will be open till December 2020, covers those who …

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Nigeria Announces Resumption of International Flights

The Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced that international flights will resume on August 29. The Minister made the announcement at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday. He said the airports will open in batches beginning with Lagos and Abuja. President Muhammad Buhari had in March …

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