Showing posts with label Airport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Airport. Show all posts

Monday, 6 July 2020

Covid-19: Food will no longer be served aboard domestic flights — Minister of aviation, Sirika



Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said refreshments will no longer be served aboard domestic flights.

The minister gave the reason for the decision is to avoid risk of contamination. Special Assistant to President Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi disclosed this via a tweet this afternoon. Ogunlesi’s tweet reads ;

BREAKING: FOOD WILL NOT BE SERVED ON RESUMING DOMESTIC FLIGHTS, TO AVOID RISK OF CONTAMINATION

TAKE NOTE ALL THOSE WHO CANNOT SURVIVE AN HOURLONG FLIGHT WITHOUT CAKE AND JUICE AND TOMTOM

Jokes apart. Not kidding. Minister of Aviation announced it today. No Food will be Served.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Nigeria, US, others excluded from list of travellers permitted to enter Europe from July 1



Ahead of the planned reopening of its borders to international travellers on July 1, the European Union Commission has released a list of 54 countries that qualify for travels into Europe and Nigeria is conspicuously absent.
Schengenvisainfo.com reports that citizens from Nigeria, Brazil, Qatar, the US and Russia would not be allowed to travel into Europe until the epidemiological situation in their countries with regards to COVID-19 improves.
According to the report, the countries whose citizens have been granted permits into Europe as the union open its borders that were shut to curb the spread of COVID-19, include Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Australia, Bahamas, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canada.
Others listed are Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Paraguay, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lebanon and Mauritius.
Speaking on the development, Eric Manner, the EU Commission spokesman, said the union had the right to choose who would enter its borders. He added that it was based on health criteria. “The European Union has an internal process to determine from which countries it would be safe to accept travellers” he said
The EU commission on June 11, presented its recommendation on the reopening of internal Schengen borders on June 15, so that Europeans could travel freely within the borderless areas just as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Presidential committee okays Lagos, Abuja airports for reopening



Airlines, Operators To Get Bailout Funds This Week
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, yesterday, okayed both the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, for resumption of local commercial flight operations.

The team, following an inspection tour of the two facilities, expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness for their reopening scheduled to be announced soon.

In a related development, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has hinted that airlines and other operators in the industry would get the proposed government bailout this week.
Shortly after inspecting the Abuja Airport, members of the Taskforce on COVID-19 arrived the Lagos Airport aboard an Aero Contractor’s test flight at noon, to assess the level of preparedness at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT). Besides Sirika, others in the team were the National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnibe Mamora, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and Minister of State for Education, Nwajuba, among others.

They inspected both the departure and arrival areas of the airports to assess the social distancing measures put in place. The boarding and waiting areas were clearly marked for passengers to observe social distancing, while the toilets have automatic hand washing points.

Similarly, automatic sanitiser dispensers were provided at every point of the boarding, just as there are automatic temperature screening points.

Sirika, who did not specify when the airports would reopen for commercial flights, said he was 90 to 95 per cent satisfied with what was on ground.

He said the only thing left to be done at the airport was the surface cleaning and installation of baggage spray machines, which he said were ready.

He said: “Once we start, all the physical distancing measures would be observed. The markings in Lagos are as much as we have in Abuja. I’m not 100 per cent satisfied, but I am 90 per cent satisfied. Why did I say so? Because we have clearly marked our airports in Lagos and Abuja. We have trained our staff to ensure physical distancing. We have provided COVID-19 compliant toilets. We have provided hand sanitisers and guided people efficiently. We reduced the amount of people the Co-Bus will take. “So, we have done everything humanly possible to ensure that people keep physical distancing and they wear their mask. So, I am very satisfied and happy. “I think once we are good to go, we are good to go. You know there are two components of it: The health and safety components. This thing is not as easy as you think. I don’t want to give a date, but I am sure we are getting there,” Sirika said.

On palliatives, the minister said with the cooperation of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Ministry of Finance, the amount of the palliative due to operators would be announced soon.

Aliyu also expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation by the aviation sector to restart, saying the stakeholders had done very well.

On his part, Mamora said compliance is critical and government might be compelled to enforce compliance.

Abuja Airport Reopens After Three-month Lockdown



The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday reopened with limited service after nearly three months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The airport also witnessed strict compliance to other safety measures aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus.

The country’s airports and airspace were shut in March by government as part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
Journalists covering the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 were led on dry run test from Lagos to Abuja to witness firsthand the reopening of the aviation sector.

The checks for COVID-19 safety protocols and screening were carried out on passengers at the departure lounge.

The seats, which were usually crowded, have been rearranged in compliance with the social distancing rule.

Inscriptions to further guide passengers, such as “do not use this seat”, “keep your distance”, were placed on seats.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

FAAN Launches Lagos Airport Automated Car Park

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has launched the Lagos Airport automated car park. This modern car park is located at the Domestic Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. According to Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu who is FAAN’s Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, the newly acquired facility would generate more revenue for the country.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, also said; “This modern facility is uniquely designed to ensure that parking fees are paid at the payment booths by its end-users before they exit the car park unlike in the past when they were paying at the entry point. This facility also has a special billing system which is programmed to give the end-users the exact amount for time spent at the parking lots. The inauguration of this facility is in line with FAAN’s desire to give passengers and airport users improved air travel experience in line with global best practices.”

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Oritsejafor Arrives Airport With Armed Policemen (Video)

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 This is the moment popular Nigerian pastor, Ayo Oritsejafor, stunned people in an airport.

Pastor Oritsejafor who is the immediate past president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) was caught on camera in the airport escorted by many mobile police officers who were heavily armed.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Funke Akindele Arrives Heathrow Airport In Grand Style

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 Talented Funke Akindele Bello popularly known as Jenifa kan has arrived Heathrow airport in grand style for her triple UK premiere of her most talked about movie 'Jennifer in London'.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Photos: Girl Kidnapped 7 Months Ago Rescued At Airport As Abductor Tries To Take Her Out Of The Country

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Chai, her mother’s head is strong. Baby Sultana has been declared missing since seven months ago when she was kidnapped. She was however found yesterday at the airport as the man in the right photo above tried to take her out of the country.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Photo: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria increases access gate charge

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Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has increased the access gate charge. The new charges is effective from tomorrow Thursday, September 1st. So car owners its no more N200 but N400

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Robert Mugabe orders detention of entire Zimbabwean Olympic team for not bringing home a medal

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Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe instructed the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic, Augustine Chihuri to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members immediately they arrived the Harare International Airport on Tuesday, August 23.This comes after the team of 31 athletes didn't return with any medal.
Mr. Mugabe said

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Tiwa Savage and her son pictured at US airport

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Tiwa Savage and her son Jamil arrived the US today July 20th. Tiwa is in the US for a tour. More photos after the cut...

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Kylie Jenner & Tyga pack on the PDA at Los Angeles airport

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Tyga plays the doting boyfriend in new pics which show him wrapping an arm around 18-year-old Kylie Jenner as he kissed and nuzzled her affectionately. He got hands-on with his girlfriend when they touched down at a Los Angeles airport. See more after the cut...

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Heathrow Airport Tweets about Burna Boy's arrival in the UK...see what happened next!

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Burna Boy arrived in the UK today and got a warm welcome from Heathrow airport via their Twitter handle. It was the music star's first trip to the UK in many years...I think. Anyway, Read what happened after Heathrow sent a tweet to Burna Boy after the cut...

Thursday, 23 June 2016

TI stands by stepdaughter Zonnique Pullins after she was arrested for trying to carry a gun unto a plane

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TI's stepdaughter, Zonnique Williams was arrested last week for trying to take a semiautomatic gun with her aboard a plane and the rapper is standing with her.
TI and his wife, Tiny both agreed that the 20-year-old needed the semi-automatic pistol for protection, and Tiny went with her daughter to purchase the weapon.


TMZ reports that TI went to the Atlanta airport to pick up Zonnique after she was booked for carrying a concealed weapon in an unauthorized area and has also hired a lawyer for her.


 According to a source close to TI, Zonnique had decided to catch a flight out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to go see her boyfriend but on her way out, she 'grabbed the wrong purse' when she left, not realizing it contained her gun. She bought the 38 caliber pistol after she started getting threats on social media and, a fan grabbed a hold of her at a listening party.

41 Nigerians deported from the US today

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41 Nigerian men were deported from the United States for drug, police and immigration related offenses June 22nd. The deportees landed Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos at about 12pm on a chartered aircraft operated by Miami Air International. Nine of them were deported on drug related offenses, 26 for police offenses while six had immigration related problems.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Lebron James & the Cavaliers receive hero's welcome at Cleveland airport (photos)

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In what was one of the most-watched NBA finals game, Lebron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA Championship victory in years. After a night of partying in Las Vegas, the squad touched down in Cleveland to cheers from thousands of fans who showed up to welcome them, while iconic anthem 'We Are the Champions' blared through speakers on the ground.
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