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Kebbi State Didn’t Sell Ahmadu Bello Airport– Official

The Federal Government has taken over the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi, Abubakar Ladan, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, has said.Mr Ladan who made the disclosure to newsmen on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi said the airport had not been sold to any private individual, contrary to …

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Ghana Airport Charges Passengers $10 for COVID-19 Test

The Frontier Healthcare Services (FHS), the company awarded the contract to undertake COVID-19 Antigen Test at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) pays $10 per passenger to the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), as rent royalty for operating in an office space at the Terminal Three. The agreement for the contract …

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Military Aircraft Incident Kills all Passengers on Board

An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on a military operation has crashed on the runway of Abuja Airport on Sunday. In a brief statement by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola said all the seven passengers in the aircraft died in the …

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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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