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47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by CHIJIOKE1314: 4:44am On Oct 21, 2016
John Ameh, Abuja

Airline operators on Wednesday blamed the dwindling fortunes of some airlines in the country on the harsh operating environment.

They told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that 47 airlines had folded up in the last 30 years owing to the unfavourable operating environment.

The Secretary General, Airline Operators of Nigeria, Capt. Mohammed Joji, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, attributed the development to “policy formulation, policy deviation and policy contradictions on the part of the executive arm of government.”



The committee, which is chaired by Mrs. Nkiruka Onyejeocha, held a public hearing at the National Assembly on the need to rescue the airlines from imminent collapse.

“Forty-seven airlines have gone under due to policy somersault and high operating costs,” Joji said.

He stated that the Federal Government tried to address the situation in 2006 through the Presidential Task Force set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

However, he noted that there had been no remarkable change in the way government agencies in the aviation sector churned out policies because the report of the task force was not implemented.

Joji said, “These include high operation costs, leading to unstable operating environment such as the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency charging dollars for domestic operators flying within the Nigerian airspace.

“It was for that reason the Presidential Task Force set up by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo submitted its report in March 2006. The published white paper approved among other things the following: government accepted the recommendation to grant zero tariff and Value Added Tax on aircraft, aircraft spare parts and ground equipment.

“Government also approved the removal of the five per cent VAT on ticket sales and cargo charges. The task force also noted that VAT is never charged on transportation in any part of the world because transportation is a basic service, which drives the economy. The task force’s recommendation can be collaborated by the VAT Decree No. 102 of 1993.”

The operators also complained that foreign airlines were enjoying certain incentives that were denied local carriers.

One of such is the approval of multiple destinations to foreign airlines, which they said had adversely affected their own operations.

Joji explained, “The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority policy of levying operators flying on scheduled flights out of Nigeria is a punitive measure devoid of any economic sense to the airlines.

“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria charges the most expensive land rate in the world at N60,000 per square metre. That is more expensive than choice land in Victoria Island, Lagos, and Asokoro in Abuja.”

The Managing Director, Medview Airline, Mr. Olanrewaju Lukman, told the committee that Joji’s presentation adequately captured the feelings of the operators.

He said while the government’s plan to concede four major airports to private operators might sound appealing, it could be distorted if the process was not made transparent.

“If anything meaningful must be achieved in the proposed plan to rescue the aviation sector, then transparency must be the watchword,” he argued.


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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by modath(f): 4:51am On Oct 21, 2016
47? Really? shocked Ok we gree.. but what are their names and routes they ply? How many daily/weekly scheduled flights? Business model etc

People just throw out figures with nothing tangible to back up... cool .... Methinks, private jet owners /operators are 90% of this spurious figure.

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by CHIJIOKE1314: 4:53am On Oct 21, 2016
Whatever that must be done should be done fast..

As is right now in Nigeria, we can't boast of any reliable /affordable means of transportation..

What is the job of politician in Nigeria 'seeeef'?

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by CHIJIOKE1314: 5:00am On Oct 21, 2016
modath:


We agree.. What are their names and routes they ply?

Why don't you digest the news first before adducing your defensive war tools..

FYI; the news is not against ur pay masters this time but a holistic analysis on Airlines in Nigeria that span for over 30years..


Take it easy, we all understand you are trying to earn your Garri but, also consider those who the ineptitude of the these politicians and the policies they churn out is effecting their own 'Okpa'..

Stop rushing to defend the indefensible, allow some little criticism here and there sometime, you could agree with me it's equally important to help these guys queue up sometimes for the interests of all..



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_airlines_of_Nigeria

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by modath(f): 5:03am On Oct 21, 2016
CHIJIOKE1314:
Whatever that must be done should be done fast..

As is right now in Nigeria, we can't boast of any reliable /affordable means of transportation..

What is the job of politician in Nigeria 'seeeef'?

Air travel isn't cheap anywhere in the world that's why buses and trains (+ferries in some instances) exist.... It's cos we don't have "safe" and less arduous alternatives....

As for reliability, don't put that in same sentence as naija flights (bar international ones who have customers that have set standards they must meet in order to guarantee repeat biz) ..... Have you ever had a 3 pm flight and end up in your destination at 11pm (for a 1hr flight ) cos of unexplained delays and they would not reschedule you for the next morning?

Airlines here are bosses of their regulators... it's a major cluster bleep situation that has to be overhauled and re designed / rejigged .

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by modath(f): 5:08am On Oct 21, 2016
CHIJIOKE1314:


Why don't you digest the news first before adducing your defensive war tools..

FYI; the news is not against ur pay masters this time but a holistic analysis on Airlines in Nigeria that span for over 30years..


Who is your paymaster ? Should have known not to expect civility... Since i didn't read and would like to know, please give us 10 names of airlines that have collapsed within the last 5yrs, f you can't just list 5 ....

Will never fathom why your type and rudeness are siamese.. mtcheeew..cool



Take it easy, we all understand you are trying to earn your Garri but, also consider those who the ineptitude of the these politicians and the policies they churn out is effecting their own 'Okpa'...

Just observed that you added this to increase the "LIKES" potential... Good job, the likes will flow into your bank account and when it does, you can help Mo with a kongo of garri.. cheesy cheesy

You can't help the crassitude smiley, but one day, you guys will come to terms with the fact that you can make your point without resorting to direct personal attacks...smiley




Stop rushing to defend the indefensible, allow some little criticism here and there sometime, you could agree with me it's equally important to help these guys queue up sometimes for the interests of all..

Who and what are you criticizing exactly? 30+yrs successive government or the most recent past or the present one? Be specific and also try to keep your story straight... Some of us see right through your intentions & will never allow you sell fluff in place of the right stuff.

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by BossKratos: 5:16am On Oct 21, 2016
undecided
CHIJIOKE1314:


Airline operators on Wednesday blamed the dwindling fortunes of some airlines in the country on the harsh operating environment.

They told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that 47 airlines had folded up in the last 30 years owing to the unfavourable operating environment.



Copyright PUNCH.





Ogbuefi! which one be "copyright punch"again?



Or you dey take style tell us say na "ipob approved news?"

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by CHIJIOKE1314: 5:19am On Oct 21, 2016
modath:



Who is your paymaster ? Should have known not to expect civility... Since i didn't read and would like to know, please give us 10 names of airlines that have collapsed within the last 5yrs, f you can't just list 5 ....

Will never fathom why your type and rudeness are siamese.. mtcheeew..cool







They told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that 47 airlines had folded up in the last 30 years owing to the unfavourable operating environment.


This is supposed to be a harmless report to vet the situation that almost brought the entire system to a halt..
I wouldn't comprehend your outburst over the issue..
This report was presented to the house by people who supposedly possess the right information..

Th report never mentioned 10 or five years.. It actual highlighted 30..

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by CHIJIOKE1314: 5:23am On Oct 21, 2016
BossKratos:
undecided





Ogbuefi! which one be "copyright punch"again?



Or you dey take style tell us say na "ipob approved news?"


Don't let me e-slap you.. grin

Here is ur stew.. http://punchng.com/47-airlines-folded-nigeria-operators/

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by modath(f): 5:34am On Oct 21, 2016
CHIJIOKE1314:






This is supposed to be a harmless report to vet the situation that almost brought the entire system to a halt..
I wouldn't comprehend your outburst over the issue..
This report was presented to the house by people who supposedly possess the right information..

Th report never mentioned 10 or five years.. It actual highlighted 30..




Are we even debating the potential to cause harm of this report? Which we both know is the underlying and specific intention but unfortunately some of us do take time to read and are not wet behind the ears.. we know how Nigeria came to be at its present bus stop.

I only asked that the proof of the grounded airlines be provided for balance sake , since we get inundated with figures every time but to show proof becomes a problem...

You brought paymasters in to cast aspersion on my character since you can't flaw my point...

If you look closely at the article, It has a lot of contradictions, you highlighted 30yrs..
When did the country start having major forex issues?

How many of these airlines grounded themselves through ineptitude & horrible business strategies?


When was NAMA that is giving them "problems" established?

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by sarrki(m): 5:52am On Oct 21, 2016
CHIJIOKE1314:


Why don't you digest the news first before adducing your defensive war tools..

FYI; the news is not against ur pay masters this time but a holistic analysis on Airlines in Nigeria that span for over 30years..


Take it easy, we all understand you are trying to earn your Garri but, also consider those who the ineptitude of the these politicians and the policies they churn out is effecting their own 'Okpa'..

Stop rushing to defend the indefensible, allow some little criticism here and there sometime, you could agree with me it's equally important to help these guys queue up sometimes for the interests of all..

When you won't quote with facts

Make I tell you one secret the person you are quoting

Is loaded with facts ooo .Bros no go .Em......... yourself ooo

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by CHIJIOKE1314: 5:53am On Oct 21, 2016
modath:





Are we even debating the potential to cause harm of this report? Which we both know is the underlying and specific intention but unfortunately some of us do take time to read and are not wet behind the ears.. we know how Nigeria came to be at its present bus stop.

I only asked that the proof of the grounded airlines be provided for balance sake , since we get inundated with figures every time but to show proof becomes a problem...

You brought paymasters in to cast aspersion on my character since you can't flaw my point...

If you look closely at the article, It has a lot of contradictions, you highlighted 30yrs..
When did the country start having major forex issues? How many of the airlines ground themselves through ineptitude & horrible business strategies?


When was NAMA that is giving them "problems" established?




Take it easy, don't you think you are over stretching the matter?

First, it wasn't me that 'highlighted' the 30yrs..
Secondly, the report did not point out the reasons for the said fold-ups..

Again, establishment of NAMA has no bearing with the time airlines started operations in Nigeria..

Looking at the brighter side: this particular news isn't the main report presented to the house.. You are too clever to know the original report must have been detailed enough and may likely and surprisingly answer most of your questions..

Let's not dabble into matters that may confuse those looking upto us for a more concise analysis issue as important as this..

I apologise for my earlier vituperation on ur 'character'..

Good morning!

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by CHIJIOKE1314: 5:58am On Oct 21, 2016
sarrki:


When you won't quote with facts

Make I tell you one secret the person you are quoting

Is loaded with facts ooo .Bros no go .Em......... yourself ooo




Who are you? Chuu!
Don't let me come after you with all my might..

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by BossKratos: 6:00am On Oct 21, 2016
grin
CHIJIOKE1314:




Take it easy, don't you think you are over stretching the matter?



Let's not dabble into matters that may confuse those looking upto us for a more concise analysis issue as important as this..

I apologise for my earlier vituperation on ur 'character'..

Good morning!



Otimpku...So as modath wan start to carry you do bokoto you don turn am to toasting and begging abi?



You for hear am today....no dey try remix facts for here in order to suit your narrative oh.... nobody dey play for this section!



Lmfao!

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by modath(f): 6:09am On Oct 21, 2016
CHIJIOKE1314:




Take it easy, don't you think you are over stretching the matter?

First, it wasn't me that 'highlighted' the 30yrs..
Secondly, the report did not point out the reasons for the said fold-ups..

Again, establishment of NAMA has no bearing with the time airlines started operations in Nigeria..

Looking at the brighter light: this particular news isn't the main report presented to the house.. You are too clever to know the original report must have been details enough and may likely and surprisingly answer most of your questions..

Let's not dabble into matters that may confuse those looking upto us for a more concise analysis issue as important as this..

I apologise for my earlier vituperation on ur 'character'....

Good morning!

I'll take it... It's ok.. Good morning to you too....




Should have ended but just have to add... Most Naija owned airlines could have survived despite the harsh conditions (we know how this country is for EVERYONE) if not for their business models...

Dana airline had a much publicized crash & what did they do on their return? Slashed their prices to attract people back to them, they knew keeping strictly to same pricing point they were would do them no good, when confidence gradually returned, they've been subtly increasing their prices...

Arik saw long queue and increased their price by more than 50% while people were watching them do it, simply cos it was late and some cancellations, some walked away and probably will never fly them again..


Wish i had enough words to rationally detail experiences with Aero, Virgin Nigeria, I don't have lady like words and day just break, so i will kwayet so that i don't hurl invective...

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by CHIJIOKE1314: 6:13am On Oct 21, 2016
BossKratos:
grin



Otimpku...So as modath wan start to carry you do bokoto you don turn am to toasting and begging abi?



You for hear am today....no dey try remix facts for here in order to suit your narrative oh.... nobody dey play for this section!



Lmfao!


Obviously, you have you own challanges..

It's very unfortunate that it doesn't allow you enjoy mornings...

I didn't create the news, I only copied and pasted it on this board..
So it could only be in your troubled morning that those facts were actually 'remixed'..

Modath complained I did a pointer on his/her character which obviously wasn't part of rational declaim..

Oga, commot here..

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by BossKratos: 6:15am On Oct 21, 2016
grin
CHIJIOKE1314:



Obviously, you have you own challanges..

It's very unfortunate that it doesn't allow you enjoy mornings...

I didn't create to news, I only copied and pasted it on this board..
So it could only be in your troubled morning that those facts were actually 'remixed'..

Modath complained I did a pointer on his/her character which obviously wasn't part of rational declaim..

Oga, commot here..



Come on Mechionu there.........

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by CHIJIOKE1314: 6:35am On Oct 21, 2016
BossKratos:
grin



Come on Mechionu there.........





Your stripe are easily distinquished..

When you lack enough wetness in ur medulla, you can only prey on booties slayed with tact and diligence..

Hyena!

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by YorubaStinks: 8:09am On Oct 21, 2016
Thank you Buhari

I want more Airlines to close
Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by SamuelAnyawu(m): 8:11am On Oct 21, 2016
How many Airline Operators do we have in Nigeria?

Media self grin grin grin grin
Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by Vaxt(m): 8:11am On Oct 21, 2016
They did not fold up, the escorted our first lady to the oza room

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by gurunlocker: 8:11am On Oct 21, 2016
Courtesy..... Dr Daura President
Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by aninexzy(m): 8:12am On Oct 21, 2016
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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by soberdrunk(m): 8:12am On Oct 21, 2016
Good news for NURTW! Old things must pass away for new things to emerge angry
Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by mbai05: 8:13am On Oct 21, 2016
you 47?? shocked shocked
Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by ItsawrapOutfit: 8:13am On Oct 21, 2016
They told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that 47 airlines had folded up in the last 30 years owing to the unfavourable operating environment.


“Forty-seven airlines have gone under due to policy somersault and high operating costs,” Joji said./

Not all of them folded up due to bad policies nor unfavourable operating environment. The business model and environment of the 20th and the 21st century have really changed from the classical and mechanical model to a more flexible model as a result of the dynamics of the new business environment not forgetting the influence of globalisation of the market, customers/clients, suppliers et al.

Some of them companies folded up because their management were competing in a dynamic environment using a static and archaic management model.

Same reason Nokia and Blackberry are being shown the exit door while Apple returned stronger. They refused to change, hence change (replaced) changed them. They refused to give consumers what they want instead tried forcing what they think consumers need on them.

The 21st century business is driving by what the consumers want and not what the companies think consumers want. You do not think, you engage the consumers. Thinkers are always shown the exit door.

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Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by asdfjklhaha(f): 8:15am On Oct 21, 2016
I just hope that young shall grow, chisco, peace mass and the rest wouldn't take advantage of this by increasing their fares.
Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by uchuks51: 8:15am On Oct 21, 2016
Thanks to Sai baba
Re: 47 Airlines Have Folded Up In Nigeria —operators by Lilimax(f): 8:19am On Oct 21, 2016
This is sign of bad times embarassed

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