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Part 2 of the interview with the CEO ASKY Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu
In aviation, you are seen as one of the Nigerian specialists. How do you describe the Nigerian aviation environment in your own view as an observer?
It is a very big aviation market by the share, by the mobility, the people are very much travellers in Nigeria. In Nige… read more
The CEO, Asky Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu discusses Aviation in West Africa with the Publisher of Atqnews on a flight to Nairobi Kenya.
Asky has been around for 10 years or more. Is Asky a profitable airline?
Yes, Asky was established in the year 2010 and now it is 13 years young and Asky is a profitable airline. It is not only profitab… read more
National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) is about 47 years old, going to 48. The Association has contributed immensely to the history and growth of Nigerian travel and the tourism industry and does not gloat about it.
And until the brick breakers came to the Nigerian tourism space, NANTA rightly held a board po… read more
Air Peace, Nigeria’s major carrier, faced a setback when Saudi Arabia unexpectedly canceled the visas of all 264 passengers arriving in Jeddah from Kano. Despite a smooth journey from Lagos to Kano and then to Jeddah, the Saudi authorities insisted that the airline return the passengers to Nigeria.
The passengers, along with … read more
Major destinations and source markets across Africa are expected to
end 2023 ahead of pre-pandemic values in terms of value, with domestic
tourism performing strongly, reveals new research published today.
The WTM Global Travel Report, in association with Tourism Economics,
is published to mark the opening of this year’s WTM London… read more
The Federal Government of Nigeria introduced the electronic system of ticketing for the Lagos – Ibadan and Warri – Itakpe train stations on 01 November 2023. The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Senator Saidu Alkali, launched an electronic ticketing platform to better serve Nigerian citizens as they take train rides from Warri to Itakpe an… read more
Prof. Obiora Okonkwo, the Chairman, United Nigeria Airlines (UNA) in this interview with OLUSEGUN KOIKI, speaks about the minimum six aircraft policy of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), delays and cancellations and the plan of the airline to commence regional and international operations. Excerpts:
Sir, what is your opin… read more
President William Ruto of Kenya recently announced that Kenya's borders would be open to visitors from the entirety of Africa, with no visas required, by the end of 2023. He said
When people cannot travel, business people cannot travel, entrepreneurs cannot travel, we all become net losers.
A few days later, President Paul Kag… read more
Cooperation, collaboration, and commitment of stakeholders, including Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), African Airlines Association (AFRAA), International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) has made free routing flights a reali… read more
As the majority shareholder in Nigeria Air, the airline that former Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari wanted to launch before the end of his term in office in 2023, Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has been the subject of criticism since its involvement in this project, which is currently suspended by the Nigerian courts.
In the int… read more