- NCAA Praises Airliners on Consistent 5% Ticket Sales Remittance
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Sunday applauded five domestic airlines for their consistency in the remittance of five percent Ticket Sales Charges/Cargo Sales Charges (TSC/CSC) in line with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Act 2006.
In a statement released by the NCAA, its General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye said that aside the timely remittance of TSC/CSC, other key considerations for recognition by the authority were, contribution to effective, efficient, safe and secure operations as well as beneficial working relationship especially the Aviation Revenue Automation Project (ARAP).
The Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman praised all five airlines; Air Peace Airline, Overland Airways, Medview Airlines, Aero Contractors and Allied Air Limited, for their efforts despite daunting challenges in the business environment.
Usman congratulated Allied Air Limited on its recent success in the International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit on airline’s operations.
He also revealed that the airlines were presented their commendation letters during a consultative meeting between the NCAA and airline operators under the supervision of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON).
On their part, the Chief Executive Officers of the Airlines present at the meeting notified the regulatory agency of challenges affecting the efficiency of their airlines. They expressed optimism that the agency would intervene by providing solutions to these challenges.
The Director-General of NCAA promised to investigate the issues affecting the airlines. He further extended Airlines’ compliance with ARAP/Direct Debit mandate to a period of 90 days. According to him, this would give airlines not in compliance, the opportunity to do so.
A committee comprising AON members and officials of NCAA was then created to address problematic areas of the automation within the 90 days.
In other news, the NCAA has debunked rumours of job vacancies in the agency. According to the agency, the advertisement trending on the internet was not from the NCAA, adding that, “anytime the Authority is ready for such exercise, civil service guidelines will be followed”.
He added, “Therefore, unsuspecting Nigerians should be weary of such posting as Google has clearly discountenanced the post while NCAA has taken down the Career Path programme of the Federal Government that is being misunderstood by employment agencies.
“Nigerians are hereby advised to disregard the vacancies as published in the advertisement.