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FG approves reinstatement of Emirates air services to Nigeria

ByKimberly A. Brochu

Feb 2, 2022

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the reinstatement of scheduled Emirates Airlines winter services between the two countries with immediate effect.

The approval, according to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), came following the review and acceptance of “Safety Decision 2021-02 Number 24” issued by the General Authority United Arab Emirates (UAE) Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) by the Federal Government. Government.

All parties, according to the Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, have been briefed accordingly on the development.

Therefore, in the approval granted by Nigeria, Air Peace and Emirates Airlines are free to resume scheduled passenger flights between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates under the terms and conditions of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA ) between the two countries.

The endorsement also directed all parties to ensure strict adherence to both countries’ COVID-19 travel protocols.

The statement issued on behalf of the Federal Government by the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, dated February 2, 2022 indicating the endorsement, said: “We wish to reassure the traveling public that the Federal Government would continue to provide air services while protecting national interests at all times.

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