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Nigeria: Emirates Airline Suspends Nigeria Flights After Original Restrictions

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Abuja — In lower than 24 hours after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) lowered the flights of Emirates Airline in Nigeria, the present airline from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended all its flights to Nigeria with maintain from Monday.

Nigeria accused UAE authorities of now not granting equal rights to the sole Nigerian provider, Air Peace, flying to Dubai through Sharjah.

“With the currently imposed directive limiting Emirates to feature one flight per week to Nigeria by job of Abuja, Emirates will be suspending its flights between Nigeria and Dubai from 13 December 2021,” Emirates stated in a teach on Friday in Lagos.

The airline stated that the decision would pick till the UAE and Nigerian authorities work on a resolution to the ongoing teach.

“The last flights to feature on 12 December 2021are EK 783/784 to/from Lagos and EK 785/786 to/from Abuja

Final locations

“Clients conserving tickets with the last locations Lagos and Abuja is likely now not accredited at the purpose of foundation.

“Affected possibilities stop now not must name us straight for rebooking. Clients can merely pick on to their Emirates ticket and when flights resume, earn in contact with their drag agent or reserving design of job to make fresh drag plans.

Regretting the difficulty and any trouble caused by the deadlock, Emirates stated that in order to receive the most unusual updates on their flights, possibilities were steered to make clear their contact essential aspects were right by visiting Organize Your Booking

“Emirates is committed to its operations in Nigeria, and we stand willing to reinstate companies and products once restrictions are lifted by the Nigerian authorities, guaranteeing travellers have more different and earn entry to to alternate and tourism alternatives in Dubai, and beyond to our network of over 120 locations,” the Airline stated.

Ministerial approval

Nigeria currently imposed a directive limiting Emirates to feature one flight per week to Nigeria by job of Abuja.

The NCAA has clarified why it withdrew the ministerial approval granted Emirates Airlines by the Ministry of Aviation.

With the withdrawal, which takes maintain from December 12, 2021, Emirates Airlines can now soar into Abuja (Nigeria) good once weekly on Thursdays, whereas its Lagos flight is suspended.

Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director-Classic of NCAA, stated that it withdrew the approval following the refusal of the Classic Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to grant equal rights to the sole Nigerian provider, Air Peace flying to Dubai by job of Sharjah.

Capt. Nuhu defined that Mr Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation had graciously granted Emirates Airlines 21 frequencies weekly to 2 major airports in Nigeria; Lagos, 14 and Abuja, seven.

He regretted that no matter this approval, the GCAA refused to grant Air Peace three weekly frequencies to Sharjah, which the airline requested for, rather accredited good one frequency weekly.

The GCAA had attributed its refusal to grant the three frequencies to the airline to insufficient slots in Sharjah airport, stressing that the executive would continue to provide protection to Nigeria’s businesses.

“The Nigerian executive turned into once gracious to grant Emirates Airlines 21 frequencies it requested for. The airline desires to feature 14 weekly flights to Lagos and yet any other seven weekly to Abuja airports.

“On the opposite hand, Air Peace absolute top requested three weekly flights to Sharjah, now not even Dubai Airport, nonetheless the CAA refused the airline.

“The CAA absolute top accredited one weekly frequency to the airline. The correct excuse they gave turned into once that they did not have sufficient slots. Where is the justice on this? That’s capital flight out of Nigeria. Nigeria must gentle provide protection to its like.”

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NCAA had in a letter with the reference number: NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/329, dated December 9, 2021 with the head: ‘Withdrawal of Ministerial Approval of Emirates Airlines Winter Agenda,’ and signed by Mr Nuhu to the Country Supervisor, Emirates Airlines withdrew the preliminary approval granted the airline.

The letter learn: “I write to describe you of the withdrawal of the approval granted to Emirates Airlines winter schedule. This approval turned into once conveyed by job of a letter with reference number FMA/ATMO/501/C.104/XV/356 dated 1st December 2021. The withdrawal grew to turn out to be efficient on Sunday 12th December 2021 at 23002.

“Please kindly demonstrate, henceforth Emirates Airlines is granted approval to feature absolute top one weekly passenger frequency to Abuja on Thursdays.”

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