The Federal Government of Nigeria has withdrawn the approval granted to Emirates Airlines to run a winter schedule in the country.
A letter signed by the director-general, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt., Musa Nuhu, addressed to the country manager, Emirates Airlines, said the withdrawal takes effect from December 12, 2021 and urged the airline to comply accordingly.
The letter with reference NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/329 and titled ‘Withdrawal of Ministerial Approval of Emirates Airlines Winter Schedule’, advised the airline to abide by the new directive.
“I wish 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/ATMD/501/C.104/XV/536 dated December 1, 2021.”
The letter further said, henceforth, Emirates Airlines would only operate only a weekly – Thursdays, only – passenger flight to Abuja.