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Video:Passengers Stranded at the Lagos International Airport over Power Failure

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Watch a video, captured by an aggrieved passenger over the inability of the Lagos Airport Management Authority to restore electricity at the airport for over two hours.

Another Fire Engulfs Lagos International Airport

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Barely four days after a fire ravaged the D-wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, another fire at the same airport broke out on Sunday evening.The fire outbreak, which affected the Skye Bank office at the airport, also affected some other tenants at the terminal.It took the quick intervention of the firefighting agents of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to put the raging fire under control.A source close to the engineering department of the FAAN told our correspondent that some of the recently fitted cables might have been responsible for the fire outbreak.At the time of publication, the entire arrival hall of the terminal was in total darkness while flight operations were temporarily halted.Our correspondent who was at the terminal observed that all the staff of the offices located in the arrival hall scampered for safety and moved outside their offices while some were seen outside the terminal immediately after noticing a spark from one of …

Passengers Besiege Aero Contractors Offices To Demand Refund On Purchased Tickets

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The head office of the beleaguered airline, Aero Contractors, was, at the weekend, besieged by passengers who had bought flight tickets in the hope of traveling at a later date. They were at the office to demand the refund of the sums paid for tickets. The passengers also stormed the office of the airline at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. They, however, met the office locked, as it has been since the airline announced a suspension of its flight operations last week. When Reporters visited the airline's terminal on Saturday, it observed that some passengers had booked flights to Accra, Ghana, later this month. Such passengers were shocked to learn that the airline had suspended flight operations to the West African country. The airline suspended flight operations to Accra in June without informing passengers, who had booked ahead. A few, however, got to know and succeeded in getting their fares refunded. But since last week when the airline announced the…

Aero Contractors Airlines, Nigeria Confirms Suspension of Services

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Aero Contractors Airlines, Nigeria’s second largest commercial carrier, has confirmed the suspension of its scheduled services beginning from Thursday September 1, 2016.Confirming this in a statement signed by the carrier’s management on Wednesday, Aero stated that the suspension was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the airline and return it to profitability.It stated that this “business decision”, which is a result of the current economic situation in the country, had forced some other airlines to suspend operations or pull out of Nigeria.The management of the carrier said the airline had faced grave challenges in the past six months which impacted its business and by extension the scheduled services operations.These factors, according to Aero, are both internal and external environmental factors that have made it difficult for it to continue its scheduled services.It stated that during the period in review, Aero witnessed epileptic operations and services to …