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Why Nigeria must invoke bilateral reciprocity clause — Medview boss.

Oct 19 2017
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Why Nigeria must invoke bilateral reciprocity clause — Medview boss.  Tribune Online 

The Chief Executive Officer of Medview Airlines, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has called on the Federal Government to actualise the bilateral agreements it signed with over 78 countries across.


While emphasising why government must invoke the reciprocity clause in such agreements, Bankole maintained that without doing this, some countries whose airlines are presently enjoying flight frequencies into Nigeria will continue to create bottlenecks in the way of Nigerian carriers designated to fly into their countries.


Speaking at the decoration of four new captains trained by the airline, Bankole lamented how some countries had devised means to prevent Nigerian airlines from flying into their countries while their airlines enjoyed unlimited opportunities in Nigeria. Part of the measures devised by such countries, Bankole said included the denial of airport slot and frequencies at major airport terminals to Nigerian carriers designated to operate into such countries.  Read more


Emirates Airlines says Nigerian market exciting, adds new route.  Vanguard Online 

New Emirates Regional Manager, Afzal Parambil, has described Nigerian aviation market as exciting even as the airlines has opened new routes.


Specifically, after a stormy operational regime, occasioned by the harsh economic realities in Nigeria, Emirates Airlines, which has operated for a decade in the country, has added another route, Guangzhou, China, to its schedule with a view to increasing its customer base in Nigeria. Speaking during a media chat, Parambil described the Nigerian market as exciting, adding “what makes it interesting is that apart from businessmen, some families go to China and some far east countries for leisure. This has increased the volume of traffic to China and the far east.”  Read more


Nigeria’s Aviation attracted $4bn in 2016, Needs $50bn to Grow.  Thisday Online 

For the aviation industry to grow in Nigeria to be in tandem with what is obtained in other parts of the world and for the country to actualise its desire to become a hub in West and Central Africa, the industry needs an injection of $50 billion in the next 30 years.


This was the projection given by industry expert and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RTC Advisory, Opeyemi Agbaje when in a presentation at the Colloquium 2017, Vision 2050 for Aviation Industry held in Lagos on Tuesday.


Agbaje said the Nigerian aviation industry attracted $4 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016, noting that in 2010, the sector attracted $6 billion, $7.1billion in 2012; $5.6 billion in 2013; $4.6 billion 2014 and $8 billion in 2015.  Read more



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