FG finally opens airspace for Emirate Airlines


The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, via his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

He stated, “UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria.

“Commencement of the Visa issuance is condition precedent. Please bear with this unusual situation. Many thanks.”

Back story: On September 18, 2020, Nairametrics had reported when the Ministry of Aviation placed a ban on the airlines’ operations in Nigeria.


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