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FG Asks UAE To Approve Air Peace Request To Resume Flights


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The Nigerian Government has appealed with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to approve the request by Air Peace for the resumption of passenger flights.

Naija News reports that the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu, made the appeal in a letter addressed to his counterpart in the UAE, Saif Mohammed Al Suwaid.

In the letter dated February 1, Nuhu urged the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to approve the request of Air Peace for the resumption of scheduled passenger flights effective 01 March 2022

Nuhu reiterated that Air Peace had requested a slot of three weekly flights from Nigeria to Sharjah Airport in UAE, but only one was granted.

The NCAA boss said the UAE flag carrier, Emirates Airline, can resume scheduled flights to Nigeria at its own convenience.

The letter reads: “I wish to inform you that the Safety Decision Issue 24 has been accepted by Nigeria Authorities after a review by relevant parties.

“Consequently, Emirates Airlines can resume scheduled passenger flight operations to Nigeria at its convenience.

“I wish to bring to the notice of HE that the Nigerian Operator Air Peace Airlines has submitted its request to UAE Authorities for resumption of scheduled passenger flights between the two countries effective 01 March 2022.

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“Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority re-affirms its assurances of the highest esteem to General Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates.