Emirates resumes Nigerian flights, UAE begins visa issuance

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that it would begin the issuance of visas to Nigerians from Thursday (today), the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Wednesday. Sirika had announced on September 30 that the UAE had written to state that it agreed to issue visas to Nigerians, a development that made the Federal Government lift the ban it had earlier placed on Emirates Airlines. “UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into…

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Domestic flights resume in Lagos, Abuja July 8


The Federal Government has announced domestic flights would resume on the 8th of July 2020, more than three months after the airspace was shut down to commercial flights as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed that operations would start with the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Sirika revealed this in a tweet on his handle @hadisirika, adding that operations would resume at Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano, Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State, Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri Imo…

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Wait till next week for flight resumption date – FG

Murtala Mohammad Airport

The Federal Government on Thursday said it would announce the date for the reopening of Nigeria’s airspace for commercial flight resumption and operations next week. It stated that the airports remained shut as some gaps in the aviation restart process had not been closed. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), disclosed this during Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja. He, however, made no mention about the submission of the restart plan for the aviation sector. As the sector warms up to…

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