Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, says Emirates Airline will resume its flights to Nigeria soon.
This was made known in a statement issued on Sunday by the ministry’s Head, Press and Public Affairs, Odutayo Oluseyi, in Abuja.
The statement said Mr. Keyamo made the declaration after meeting with the airline officials at the just-concluded Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates.
According to the statement, the minister visited the pavilions of leading aviation and aerospace industries in the world to inspect modern technologies that could be of use in driving his five-point agenda for the aviation industry in Nigeria.
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Opportunity Of The Airshow
“Using the opportunity of the Airshow, the Honourable Minister on the sidelines met with officials of Emirates Airline.
“To further discuss the resumption of flights by the Airline to Nigeria which has yielded positive results, as the management has given assurance that the resumption of the flight would commence very soon,” the statement said.
It said the airline also affirmed that the United Arab Emirate’s government has granted approval to Nigerian carrier, Air Peace Airline, to fly directly into and out of the prime airport in Dubai.
The Dubai Airshow commenced on 13 November and concluded on 17 November.
The event attracted a considerable number of participants from around the world, including leading aviation and aerospace industry specialists.
Recall in November last year, Emirates suspends flights to Nigeria. It said the measure started on 29 October 2022 and blamed it on its inability to repatriate its revenue from the country.