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Etihad Airways Partners to align global loyalty programmes

 By Sade Williams Etihad Airways Partners (EAP), a unique partnership of eight airlines, has announced further steps aimed at aligning the benefits for tiered members of the separate frequent flyer programmes operated by each airline.   The latest enhancements incorporate customer feedback on benefits they value and are part of an ongoing strategy to enhance the customer proposition and create ...

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NDLEA warns against new drug ‘Khat’ in Nigeria

By Sade Williams The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah has promised to tackle drug trafficking syndicates over the introduction of a new drug into the country called Khat.   Abdallah while calling on members of the public to be aware of the development said that the Agency is prepared to stop all ...

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Demand for air cargo up 3% in August, says IATA

 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in August 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.9% year-on-year. Freight capacity measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs) increased by 4.1% over the same period. Load factors remained historically low, keeping yields under pressure. Industry conditions have improved since the particularly ...

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Lufthansa Group to serve new holiday destinations over winter

    The airlines in the Lufthansa group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines – will be even a more attractive option for winter holidaymakers and business travellers this winter. As always, passengers can rely on the high standard of service, quality and reliability of the Lufthansa Group.     In the forthcoming 2016/2017 ...

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Nigeria secures ICAO Council seat 

…ICAO President, AFCAC Sec. Gen. congratulate Nigeria By Sade Williams For the first time, exactly 152 International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) member states voted for Nigeria to secure Council seat in the Part II category at the on-going 39th Assembly of the world aviation regulatory body. This means that Nigeria will be a member of the Council for the next three ...

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