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Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by dre11(m): 11:45am On Oct 14
° Domestic carriers fret, bleed


° Capital flight could rise to N600bn yearly



By Wole Shadare



In a time Nigerian carriers are shouting themselves hoarse to cut down on multiple designations to foreign airlines, the carriers are clandestinely lobbying the Ministry of Aviation for more flights into the country, New Telegraph has learnt.

Besides, the carriers are lobbying influential people in government and some state governors for help to extend flight operations to many states in Nigeria, a situation that has far more implications for the growth of domestic airlines.
Not a few have lamented that foreign airlines are now designated to multiple routes within Nigeria, but this development threatens the survival of local airlines.

This newspaper gathered from a source close to some European carriers that they, in conjunction with their home countries, are mounting so much pressure to expand their operations in the country; a situation that defeats the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) Nigeria has with many of the countries.

BASAs are treaties signed between Countries to allow international commercial air transport services between territories.

BASAs promote international air link between countries, which supports and enables movement of persons, cargo, trade and tourism. These agreements provide the framework under which identified airlines from the two countries fly into designated ports in each other’s country.

Nigeria loses over N500 billion in capital flight yearly due to the lopsided air pact the country has with many countries. Nigeria’s carriers do not have the capacity to compete with their foreign counterpart. They are equally not protected by government policy, leaving predator foreign carriers that are having a field day in the country.

There are indications that the ticket sales of foreign airlines out of Nigeria could rise to N600 billion in no distant time, as more foreign airlines have been granted permission to operate to Nigeria, while many are taking away the domestic market from local airlines.

Nigerian airlines have been muscled, as they only make less than two per cent from the huge sales in the country.

For example, Ethiopia Airlines operates in five cities namely Enugu, Kano, Kaduna, Abuja and Lagos. Turkish Airlines operates in four cities: Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt, while Emirates Airlines operates two frequencies daily into Lagos and one to Abuja.

For instance, Turkish Airlines has just started Istanbul to Abuja, Abuja to Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt to Abuja, then Abuja to Istanbul. Lufthansa and Air France are also doing the same, thereby running indigenous airlines out of business.

While Emirates has two frequencies into Lagos and one to Abuja, it has announced plans to introduce a third flight in and out of Lagos to commence very soon, making it three flights daily to Lagos.

Indigenous airlines have the capacity to cover all the domestic routes being operated now by these foreign airlines. The practice in international aviation is for foreign airlines to partner with local airlines to help them distribute their passengers within the domestic routes.

Besides multiple designations, foreign airlines are being encouraged to do multiple frequencies into the country and within the country, a practice not allowed in other countries.

A few days ago, Rivers State Government and Ethiopian Airlines were said to have reached an agreement for the operation of permanent international flights from the Port Harcourt International airport subject to the approval of the relevant federal authorities.

The two parties reached the pact at the headquarters of Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa after a meeting attended by the Group Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Dr Tewolde Gebremariam and other top managers.

Aviation safety consultant, Group Capt. John Ojikutu (Rtd), said Wike’s position is at variance with the position of the National Assembly on the matter.

He stated that while the National Assembly is planning to curtail foreign airlines’ incursion into “our domestic routes and reduce their multiple destinations in Nigeria, the state governors are thinking differently.



https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2019/10/foreign-airlines-lobby-govs-others-for-more-flight-services/

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by NwaNimo1(m): 11:52am On Oct 14
So that national carrier Buhari launched no dey move?

Backward country. .....largest market in africa yet no national carrier!

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by helinues: 11:58am On Oct 14
Where is the AirNigeria bla bla..

Choi

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by etrouble: 12:23pm On Oct 14
helinues:
Where is the AirNigeria bla bla..

Choi

Ask Atikuchukwu, he sold Nigeria Airways to Jimoh Ibrahim who was fronting for Obasanjo. Three thieves, one national treasury.

Airlines take years to establish not weeks like the SURE-P that Goatluck used to loot the treasury.

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by Dottore: 1:47pm On Oct 14
The Airlines should lobby the embassies of their respective countries to relax their strictness on issuing visa

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by ursullalinda(f): 1:48pm On Oct 14
Since we don't have a national carrier, foreign countries will keep feeding on us till we borrow sense and build Nigeria

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by rainmoredays(f): 1:48pm On Oct 14
Gather here if you have fly on air before

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by SincereBigot: 1:49pm On Oct 14
Let them work on their services first.. most of our local flights no even get AC wey dey function

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by JerryLegend(m): 1:50pm On Oct 14
lipsrsealed undecided lipsrsealed undecided
Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by ainas247: 1:53pm On Oct 14
angry
Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by Thisis2raw(m): 1:54pm On Oct 14
And they will get it, since lobby is in the play
Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by Thisis2raw(m): 1:55pm On Oct 14
etrouble:


Ask Atikuchukwu, he sold Nigeria Airways to Jimoh Ibrahim who was fronting for Obasanjo. Three thieves, one national treasury.

Airlines take years to establish not weeks like the SURE-P that Goatluck used to loot the treasury.
buhaloot use billions just to design a logo, buhaloot use 225m to cut grass

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by SamuelAnyawu(m): 1:58pm On Oct 14
Not my Kind of Story because i never use flight for my life grin grin
Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by AyodejiCharles(m): 2:01pm On Oct 14
OK
Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by lexy2014: 2:02pm On Oct 14
etrouble:


Ask Atikuchukwu, he sold Nigeria Airways to Jimoh Ibrahim who was fronting for Obasanjo. Three thieves, one national treasury.

Airlines take years to establish not weeks like the SURE-P that Goatluck used to loot the treasury.

Where is d airline hat d logo was launched in London? How much did they say d logo was again?

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by ProfessorBola: 2:02pm On Oct 14
dre11:





° Domestic carriers fret, bleed


° Capital flight could rise to N600bn yearly







https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2019/10/foreign-airlines-lobby-govs-others-for-more-flight-services/





Why are we allowing Foreign Airlines to operate Domestic Routes ? This is not done in any other Country. We have to Protect our
Airline Industry All this is leading to is capital flight out of our country....This is Madness...

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by realestniggah: 2:02pm On Oct 14
Nah give AIR PEACE all the route

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by lefulefu(m): 2:04pm On Oct 14
SamuelAnyawu:
Not my Kind of Story because i never use flight for my life grin grin
u might use someday cheesy
Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by Kevinsamba: 2:06pm On Oct 14
Will you close your mouth
Who told you it takes years to establish an airline a National one at that
etrouble:


Ask Atikuchukwu, he sold Nigeria Airways to Jimoh Ibrahim who was fronting for Obasanjo. Three thieves, one national treasury.

Airlines take years to establish not weeks like the SURE-P that Goatluck used to loot the treasury.

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by Cutealexio(m): 2:07pm On Oct 14
Nigerians has one of the highest air travel rate in the world. This is one of the ways ministry of aviation can generate revenue for the country. Let foreign airlines land in Abuja and Lagos then the passengers to PH, Kaduna, Delta, Akwa Ibom should transfer to Air Nigeria. In pictures below we can all see how passengers from (1) a flight from New York by KLM to another city in China was transferred to China Air at the first stopover in China
(2) Second one is KLM flight from NY to Liverpool was transferred to British Airways at the first stopover.
These are the ways these so called world powers are developing their economies

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by SamuelAnyawu(m): 2:08pm On Oct 14
lefulefu:
u might use someday cheesy


Amen oh Bro grin

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by SolarMight(m): 2:16pm On Oct 14
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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by philip0906(m): 2:18pm On Oct 14
SamuelAnyawu:



Amen oh Bro grin
Chai
Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by Thisis2raw(m): 2:19pm On Oct 14
Kevinsamba:
Will you close your mouth
Who told you it takes years to establish an airline a National one at that
don't blame him, his not well schooled, after all his demi god bihaloot only budgeted 45billiin for his type to go to school

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Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by Thisis2raw(m): 2:21pm On Oct 14
lexy2014:


Where is d airline hat d logo was launched in London? How much did they say d logo was again?
how about the hundred of millions for cutting grass?
Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by Oluwaseyi00(m): 2:24pm On Oct 14
rainmoredays:
Gather here if you have fly on air before

Who's your English teacher? undecided
Re: Foreign Airlines Lobby Governors, Others For More Flight Services by ZombieTAMER: 2:29pm On Oct 14
They know how good our Government is in regards travelling and wasting money..


Nice one

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