FG Bars Emirates Airways From Working In Nigeria

The Federal Authorities has barred Emirates Airways from working in Nigeria.

In response to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the ban will take impact from Monday, September 21, 2020.

The tweet learn: “The PTF sub-committee met right now with EU Ambassadors to debate Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban. The assembly progressed nicely.  Emirates Airways’ scenario was reviewed and they’re consequently included within the listing of these not authorized, with impact from Monday, September 21, 2020.”

The Federal Authorities had final month vowed to implement the precept of reciprocity in granting permission to airways to renew operations.

Earlier than the resumption of worldwide flights within the nation, the Federal Authorities had introduced that Air France, KLM, Etihad, RwandAir, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airways weren’t granted approval to begin flight operations.

Cabo Verde and South African airways had been additionally denied approval as worldwide flights had but to renew of their international locations.

Center East Airline, British Airways, Delta, Qatar, Ethiopian Airways, Emirates Airways, Air Peace, Virgin Atlantic, Asky Airways, Africa World Airways, Air Cote D’ Ivoire, Kenya Airways, EgyptAir, Turkish Airways had been all granted approval to renew operations in Nigeria.

EgyptAir, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Airways, Africa World Airways, Kenya Airways, and Center East Airways had been introduced because the airways permitted to make use of Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport in Lagos, whereas British Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Africa World Airways, and Center East Airways had been granted approval to make use of Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja.

Sirika mentioned the nation would go forward and implement the precept of reciprocity to all international locations that had banned flights from Nigeria.