FG okays flights resumption between Nigeria and UAE

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The Federal Government has approved the resumption of international flights between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This is contained in a communique released on Wednesday, by the National Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

In the statement, the Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu said the resumption was approved following the review and acceptance of the “Safety Decision 2021-02 Issue 04” as released by the two concerned aviation authorities.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has also approved the reinstatement of Emirates Airlines Winter Schedule with immediate effect, adding that all parties have been duly informed.

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It read in part “Consequently, Air Peace and Emirates Airlines are at liberty to resume scheduled passenger flights between Nigeria and UAE under the terms and conditions of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between the two countries.

“All parties must ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 travel protocols of both countries”.

Capt Nuhu assured the travelling public that the Federal Government would continue to ensure the provision of air services while protecting national interests at all times.

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