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Federal Government Bans Emirates Airline from Operating in Nigeria

The Federal Government has included Emirate Airline in the list of Airlines banned from flying into Nigeria.

The Minister of Aviation,Mr. Hadi Sirika made this known in his Tweet on Friday on his Twitter handle.

He tweeted; “The PTF sub committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban. The meeting progressed well. Emirates Airlines’s situation was reviewed & they are consequently included in the list of those not approved, with effect from Monday the 21st Sept. 2020🇳🇬

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika

Earlier, the Federal Government had on September 5th,2020, okayed the resumption of international flights in the country.

The Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika had announced that the following Airlines were granted approval to commence operations in Nigeria: Middle East Airline, British Airways, Delta, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Peace, Virgin Atlantic, Asky Airlines, Africa World Airways, Air Cote-d’ Ivoire, Kenya Airways, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, and also Emirates Airlines.

He also announced announced the Airlines that were denied approval to operate in Nigeria.

These are Air France, KLM, Etihad, RwandAir, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines.

Sirika also stated that Cabo Verde and South African airlines were denied approval as international flights were yet to resume in their countries.

The minister’s Tweet did not disclose the reason for including Emirate Airlines in the list of Airlines barred from operating in Nigeria.

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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