CSR: Nigeria's Dana Air and CEO Bag Best Company Award

For its passionate commitment to the society, Nigeria’s Dana Air has been recognized as the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Company of the year 2017/18, by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). The airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jacky Hathiramani was also conferred with the Icon of Societal Development Award, for his ''leadership acumen, Giant stride in the aviation sector and Humanitarian service.'' The award was presented to the airline by the National Public Relations Officer of NANS during a courtesy visit to Dana Air's Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA2) office in Lagos. Presenting the award, Mr Odebunmi who described the airline’s CEO as a very humble and

Travelling From Lagos? Enjoy Qatar Airways New Route Fares

Travelling from Lagos, Nigeria? Now, you can find travel inspiration and fall in love with new places when you travel to any of Qatar Airways new destinations. The Qatar Airways special launch fares to the airlines new destinations start from USD 815 and include London Gatwick, Cardiff, Mykonos and more amazing places. Book by 15 June 2018. Book by 15 June 2018 for travel until 28 May 2019 and enjoy special inaugural fares, bonus Qmiles and redemption discount. Head to one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities and experience the economic and cultural influence of the iconic capital of the UK. London Gatwick fares start from USD 815. From diverse landscapes and centuries-old castles to th

Airline Pilot Arrested for Being 'Intoxicated' with Alcohol

A KLM pilot was on Monday arrested at Oslo Airport in Norway for being intoxicated as he was preparing to fly a plane from Oslo back to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. Norway has a zero tolerance for alcohol and according to Norwegian law, the pilot will be held in custody for at least 2 weeks. In a statement, KLM said "The authorities in Oslo, Norway, have arrested a pilot following an alcohol test at the airport. We cannot give any further comment on this case, as an investigation is currently underway. More generally, KLM would like to reassert its firm conviction that alcohol and flying do not go together. Safety is always our chief priority". According to Norwegian newspa

Emirates to Deploy Airbus A380 on Dubai-Hamburg Service

Emirates will deploy the Airbus A380 on one of its daily services between Dubai and Hamburg, Germany from 29 October, 2018, replacing a Boeing 777. This will be the first and only scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to Hamburg, making it the 49th destination on Emirates’ global network to be served by the A380. To mark the inaugural A380 service on 29 October, the A380 will be deployed on the morning service, while from 30 October, it will be regularly deployed on the afternoon service. The daily morning departure flight (EK059/EK060) between Dubai and Hamburg will remain a Boeing 777-300ER service. The Airbus A380 serving the Dubai-Hamburg route will offer a total of 516 seats in a thr

Airbus Debuts Harmony Cabin Concept for VIP Widebodies

Airbus Corporate Jets has created a new cabin design concept, called Harmony, which combines the comfort and space of a widebody cabin with the practicality to suit the longest of flights. Harmony seamlessly combines the benefits of Airbus Corporate Jets’ VIP widebodies such as comfort, space and quietness, to produce a consistently harmonious customer experience. It builds on the Airspace cabin brand from the Airbus airliner family. Initially proposed for the new ACJ330neo Family[1], which features new-generation engines and Sharklets, Harmony can also suit other Airbus widebodies, such as the ACJ350 XWB. A holographic globe, showing aircraft position, greets entering passengers. Turning le

Southern Sun Ikoyi Bags TripAdvisor Excellence Award

Southern Sun Hotel Ikoyi, has again received a Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor, courtesy of impressive reviews and feedbacks from the hotel's guests. Each year, TripAdvisor gives Certificate of Excellence awards to hotels, B&Bs and now holiday rentals that show continued excellence in hospitality indicated by guests' reviews. Southern Sun Ikoyi is a 4 star hotel offering business and leisure travellers stylish, convenient accommodation, which is among the best Nigeria has to offer. Located in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, Southern Sun Ikoyi hotel offers 195 well-appointed and beautifully furnished rooms and suites, equipped with amenities that enhance guests' stay. TripAdvisor is t

Singapore Airlines Adds More Flights to Johannesburg

Singapore Airlines will operate three additional flights between Singapore and Johannesburg from 1 July, 2018 until 31 August 2018. The supplementary service which will be operated using an Airbus A350-900 will bring the total number of flights between Singapore and Johannesburg to 10 a week during this period. Flight SQ482 will depart Singapore on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 14:00hrs (local time) and arrive in Johannesburg at 18:35hrs (local time) the same day. Flight SQ481 will depart Johannesburg on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 19:55hrs (local time) and arrive in Singapore the following day at 12:20hrs (local time). Passengers will enjoy Singapore Airlines latest onboard cabin p

PaxEx: Qatar Airways Launches New On-Board Dining Experience

To elevate passengers experience, Qatar Airways has launched an exciting new on-board dining experience for its Premium customers, starting with its European routes. The new concepts include newly-designed tableware, in-flight dining menus, cutlery and chinaware specially crafted to meet travellers’ high expectations and on board. Qatar Airways menu now includes new signature dishes to the in-flight menu based on route destinations, such as the offering of porcini and truffle risotto on Italian sectors. Traditionally prepared Arabic main dishes such as kabsa, biryani and flame-grilled meats, which offer a taste of the Middle East, will feature as a choice option across most routes. New signa

Experience Japanese Dining at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

There is good news for guests at the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, as they can now experience contemporary Japanese dining with the introduction of Koi. Located among the lushly forested hillsides of Petite Anse bay, the new Japanese restaurant of Koi has become the latest addition to the culinary scene at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles. Serving an authentic menu of sushi, sashimi and other Japanese favourites, Koi is open daily for dinner, with a capacity for 32 diners across a choice of tables and bar counter seating. With wall to wall windows behind the showcase sushi counter, guests may enjoy sunset views over the Indian Ocean in a fully air-conditioned, contemporary interior that refl

NATOP Petition and Maligning of Tourism Personalities

My attention has been drawn to a widely Circulating petition signed by 5 members of NATOP alleging irregularities in the affairs of NATOP. I have been called by a top Government official someone I respect to withhold any further escalation of the issue until it is resolved. He has asked for Calmness So I will be restrained in my response. I am forced to respond because the petition was copied to all my Clients in Nigeria and abroad so it looks like a hatchet Job to get Ikechi at all cost after the several demarketing efforts of Akwaaba has failed. It is not only a Nigerian issue. Try to Embarrass him with his international friends seems to be the objective. A childish Criminal recording was

Air Peace Wins Company of the Year, Dedicates Award to Customers

One of Nigeria's leading carrier, Air Peace has won the “Company of the Year Award 2017” of Leadership Group at an event in Abuja on Thursday. The award is coming just weeks after the airline was recognized as a “National Carrier of Repute”at the Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). Speaking at the Leadership 2017 Awards , Chairman of Leadership Group, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah said Air Peace and other award recipients were selected for the honour strictly on merit. He hailed the carrier and other awardees for making significant contributions to the economic development of the country, urging them to sustain the high standards they were reputed for. Air Peace dedi

Turkish Airlines to Launch Flights to Dakar and Banjul

Turkish Airlines will launch flight operations between Istanbul and two African cities of Dakar in Senegal and Banjul in the Gambia with effect from November 26, 2018. The new flights to Dakar and Gambia are linked and will operate two times a week, with outbound on Mondays and Fridays using a Boeing 737-900. The new service will provide passengers from Senegal and the Gambia connections to global destinations such as London, Dubai, Paris, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Brussels, Amsterdam, Vienna, Düsseldorf, Milan etc. With existing services to Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde, N’Djamena, Ougadougou, Niamey, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Freetown and more, the new

PaxEx: Lufthansa Launches New Award Winning Amenity Kits

In order to further elevate the onboard experience of its passengers, Lufthansa has launched new, creative cosmetic bags for guests flying in premium classes. The new First Class Amenity Kit, which will be on board from the end of May, recently won first place at the Onboard Hospitality Award 2018. The ladies' model of the Windsor Amenity Kit, designed and produced by Skysupply, is modern and elegant. It convinces with an elaborate finish. It is not only a sponge bag that offers space for cosmetics and accessories. With a detachable carrying strap, the bag can be used as a handbag or as a clutch. The men's model is classic and functional. It impresses with a modern, straightforward design an

‘Visit Rwanda’ and Arsenal Football Club Sign Sponsorship Deal

The Rwanda Development Board, through their subsidiary, the Rwanda Convention Bureau, has become the first official sleeve partner of Arsenal Football Club of England. The partnership is part of Rwanda’s drive to become a leading global tourist destination, using ‘Visit Rwanda’ messaging. The three-year deal will also see ‘Visit Rwanda’ become Arsenals official Tourism Partner. The ‘Visit Rwanda’ logo will feature on the left sleeve of all the club’s teams next season. The new kit for season 2018/19 was unveiled on May 22. Rwanda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with a booming tourism sector. Its national parks are attracting record number of tourists due to growing numbers

Milestone: Air France’s Joon Carries One Millionth Passenger

On 25 May, 2018, Air France’s new subsidiary, Joon carried its one millionth passenger on board since its first commercial flight on 1st December 2017. The customer, who was travelling on the flight from Rome to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, was greeted on arrival in Paris by Jean-Michel Mathieu, Joon's CEO, together with the crew. The lucky passenger was presented with gifts including a return flight for two people to medium-haul destination of their choice, a pair of Joon "Le Coq Sportif" sneakers and other surprises. Targeted at young people, Joon was established in 2017 and commenced operations on 1 December 2017, serving destinations within Europe, Americas, Middle East and Africa. In just s

South African Airways Rolls Out Low Fares for Nigerians

Passengers travelling from Nigeria on South African Airways can benefit from low fares as the airline has rolled out discounted fares to some of its regional and international destinations. The special Economy Class fares which are on return bases are from Lagos to Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, New York, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and Perth. For travels from Lagos to Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, you can purchase your tickets on or before 30 June 2018 for travels until 30 Jun 2018. Fares from Lagos to Johannesburg start from USD 400, Durban from USD 459, Cape Town from USD 474 while Port Elizabeth start from USD 492. Lagos to New York fares start from USD1,

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British Airways to Launch New Service to Moscow Sheremetyevo

British Airways passengers will now have more choice when travelling to Moscow from London Heathrow as the airline starts flying to Sheremetyevo Airport in the Russian city. From October 28, 2018, British Airways will begin operating one of its three daily services to Sheremetyevo International Airport instead of Domodevo International Airport giving customers easy access to the north of Moscow. Sheremetyevo International Airport is located 18 miles northwest of central Moscow, while Domodevo International Airport is 26 miles southeast from the center of the city. British Airways’ timetable gives passengers the option of taking early morning, mid-morning flight or overnight flight to the Rus

Ethiopian Airlines Wins On-board Experience Achievement Award

Ethiopian Airlines has won the 'On-board Experience Achievement Award' at the Nigerian Transport and Tourism Summit, organised in collaboration with federal government ministries. The On-board Experience Achievement Award is in recognition of the Excellent Services the Airline is known for. The award was presented by the organiser of the summit, Dr. Odusanwo at an event in Abuja and was received by the General manager of the Airline in Nigeria Mrs. Firihewot Mekonnen and the Traffic Sales Manager for Abuja Tilahun Tadesse. Meanwhile the Airline will take delivery on 5 June 2018 of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-9, the 1st for an African airline to operate 100 aircraft fleet in the history

BON Hotels Portfolio Links Strategic Centres Across Nigeria

BON Hotels’ growth in Nigeria has been prodigious and continues to flourish with the more recent acquisitions of 11 additional hotels in the region bringing their portfolio in West Africa up to 25 hotels across 14 cities and in so doing becoming West Africa and Nigeria’s largest and fastest growing hotel group. This has been a conscious thought process with the board carefully and thoughtfully selecting and identifying properties in the region that will ultimately create mega tourism circuits, boost tourism and link important centres across the region. With 14 new hotel projects underway and a further 11 being signed, the Group is on track to tying up the trade routes linking Nigeria, mak

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