The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the resumption of scheduled passenger flights between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between both countries.
Conveying the government’s approval, the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said the terms and conditions of the BASA approved the reinstatement of Emirates Airlines’ winter schedule with immediate effect, adding that all parties have been informed accordingly.
A letter signed by the director-general of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu and addressed to Air Peace and Emirates Airlines respectively read in part: “Following the review and acceptance of the Safety Decision 2021-02 Issue 24 as released by United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) by the Federal Government.”
It further said that Air Peace and Emirates Airlines are at liberty to resume scheduled passenger flights between Nigeria and the UAE under the terms and conditions of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between both countries.
“All parties must ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 Travel Protocols of both countries.
“We wish to reassure the travelling public that the Federal Government would continue to ensure the provision of air services while protecting the interest of nationals at all times,” it added.