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Air Peace has acquired new Boeing 777 aircraft in a bid to launch their long-haul international routes. The latest aircraft arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday and was welcomed with a traditional water salute performed by men of the fire service of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The 320-seater Boeing 777-300 named after The Air Peace CEO’s wife “Ojochide” with mark 5N-BUU will be used to fly from Nigeria to London, Houston, Dubai, Sharjah, China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.

According to Air Peace Chief operating officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, who represented Air peace Ceo, Allen Onyema said that two more aircraft will arrive Nigeria before the year ends. This will help them compete favourably in the international travel market and also create jobs for Nigerians.

The Boeing 777 is the second in the airline’s fleet and the first Nigeria carrier to take delivery of such aircraft type.

The date for the commencement of the international flights will be communicated soon by the airline.

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Azman Air has welcomed its 5th Air Craft as part of their bid to tap into the already saturated international routes.

According to the General Manager of the Nigeria fastest growing Airline, Suleiman Lawan revealed that the newly acquired Airbus A330 would be specifically used to flying the Kano –Jeddah route, Kano-Dubai route and Kano-China route.

The new Aircraft was welcomed yesterday with the traditional water salute at Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano in the presence of the Emir of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi, 11, Kano State Governor, Umar Abdullahi Ganduje and other big wings.

Azman Air which was established 7 years ago has expanded its operation to 10 domestic destinations and international route.

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Azman Air To Begin Kano To Dubai, Jeddah and China Routes Operations
Emir of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi, 11, Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje and other big wings, Azman CEO welcome the newly acquired Airbus A330 at Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano
Azman Pilots in a chat with Emir of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi, 11
Azman Air CEO, Emir of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi, 11, Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje Aboard Azman Air Flight

The National Council of Arts and Culture commissioners would understudy the Dubai’s cultural sector in the bid to reposition Nigeria’s cultural sector, Director General of National Council of Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has said.

The commissioners will also learn how Dubai Government were able to turn the country’s culture into a foreign exchange earner.

Speaking in Lagos during the opening ceremony of the 13th edition of the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market on Sunday, September 10 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, He said Nigeria will soon focus on culture as a major income earner instead of oil.

“Nigeria will soon give the oil a break as the culture will now become the country’s new oil.”

“We will be taking the country’s culture commissioners to Dubai to understudy how the country was able to reposition their culture as foreign exchange earner.”

Runsewe commended the organizer of Akwaaba Africa Travel Market Mr Ikechi Uko for sustaining the Travel Market. Runsewe also called on stakeholders to support the travel Market.

Akwaaba Travel Market is an Africa Exhibition and the largest travel fair in West Africa. The 3-Days event is organized yearly by Mr Ikechi Uko and this year is the 13th edition.

One of the Nigeria’s domestic airlines, Medview airlines has declared its readiness to resume direct flight services originating from Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos to Dubai starting from July 4, 2017, to cater for many Nigerians traveling to Dubai either for holidays or business.

This was made known on Tuesday by Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the Chief Executive Officer of the airline. He said that the airline had secured the necessary permit from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Dubai.

“We will be honest to tell you that, Dubai has been on the front burner for a couple of months; the rule of the game is that you need to have what it takes.

“We have submitted the details, worked around the CAA, have gotten the permit, put the employees on the ground and now we’re ready to open up the route.

Med-View Airline Set To Expand Operations From Lagos To Dubai in July
Med-view CEO – Airline Muneer Bankole I Newsverge.com

Mr. Bankole further disclosed that the Med-View Lagos – Dubai services will, for now, operate twice a week – Tuesdays and Saturdays. In addition to the number of aircraft in their fleet, Medview Airlines would take delivery of two (2) more aircraft – a Boeing 777 and Boeing 737-800

The Chief Executive Officer of the Company also announced that they would increase frequency to London as well as commencing services to the Francophone countries of Cote’ de Ivoire, Guinea, and Senegal.

Recall that Emirates airline is the only airline in Nigeria that operates a direct flight from Lagos to Dubai. The other two airlines, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways have one stopover at Qatar and Abu Dhabi respectively before going to Dubai.

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