Federal Government has approved the resumption of scheduled passenger flights between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A statement issued and signed on Wednesday by Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, confirmed the development.
The statement emphasized that the approval comes following the review and acceptance of the “Safety Decision 2021-02 Issue 24” as released by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and by the Federal Government.
It said the minister of aviation has approved the reinstatement of Emirates Airlines Winter Schedule with immediate effect. He added that all parties have been informed accordingly.
“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,” the communique partly read.
The statement used used the medium to reassure the traveling public that the Federal Government would continue to ensure the provision of air services while protecting national’s interests at all times.