Emirates, Kenya Airways suspend flights to Abuja

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Emirates, one of the biggest foreign airlines operating in Nigeria, has said it is stopping flight operations to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with effect from October 22, 2016.

In another development, East African carrier Kenya Airways has also announced that it will suspend flights to Abuja with effect from November 15, 2016 as part of its restructuring and loss saving efforts.

Daily Trust quoted sources as saying that Emirates had since formally written the Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika over its intention to stop flight operations into Abuja following the airline’s inability to buy forex and remit its sales.

The letter was received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation on behalf of the Minister, Rotimi Amaechi.

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SOURCE: Nigeria Daily Post Online

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