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Emirates Airline Nigeria’s Flight Has Been Suspended By The Federal Government After Refusal To Grant Air Peace’s Flight

Because the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) refused to offer Air Peace Airlines similar rights to travel to Dubai via Sharjah, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has withdrawn the licence granted by the Ministry of Aviation to Emirates Airlines.
Emirates Airlines will be able to fly into Abuja (Nigeria) only once a week on Thursdays as a result of the withdrawal of approval, which takes effect on December 12, 2021. Its Lagos flight will be suspended.
Capt Musa Nuhu, the NCAA Director General, said this in an interview with the Daily Sun on Friday, according to the Daily Sun.

Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, had approved Emirates Airlines’ request for 21 weekly flights, 14 to Lagos and seven to Abuja, according to Nuhu.

Despite the minister’s consent, the GCAA of the United Arab Emirates rejected Nigeria’s Air Peace’s request for three weekly flights to Sharjah, which the airline had requested. Rather, it only allowed for one weekly frequency.

He said that the GCAA’s reluctance to grant Air Peace three frequencies was due to a lack of slots in Sharjah airport, and that the Nigerian government will continue to safeguard Nigerian enterprises.

“However, Air Peace only requested for three weekly flights to Sharjah, not even Dubai airport, but the CAA refused the airline. The CAA only approved one weekly frequency to the airline.

“The only excuse they gave was that they don’t have enough slots. Where is the justice in this? That is capital flight out of Nigeria. Nigeria should protect its own.”

According to Saharareporters,

In a letter with the reference number: NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/329, dated December 9, 2021, with the subject ‘Withdrawal of Ministerial Approval of Emirates Airlines Winter Schedule,’ and signed by Nuhu to the Country Manager, Emirates Airlines, the regulator indicated that it has withdrawn the initial approval granted the airline.

The letter stated, “I write to inform you of the withdrawal of the approval granted to Emirates Airlines winter schedule. This approval was conveyed via a letter with reference number FMA/ATMO/501/C.104/XV/356 dated 1st December 2021. The withdrawal becomes effective on Sunday 12th December 2021 at 23002.

“Please kindly note, henceforth Emirates Airlines is granted approval to operate only one weekly passenger frequency to Abuja on Thursdays.”

Author: Editor

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