The Nigerian Government has reinstated Emirates Airlines daily schedule to Nigeria in compliance with the Dubai Travel Protocol.
This was contained in a letter signed by the Director-General, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), Musa Nuhu, and addressed to the country’s manager, Emirates Airlines.
Nuhu stated that the reinstatement of the ministerial approval of Emirates Airlines Winter Schedule followed further consultations with various stakeholders and the letter from Dubai CAA dated 17th December 2021 offering Air Peace Airlines daily slots to Dubai airports.
He noted that the approval was based on compliance with the Dubai Travel Protocol as released by Dubai airports on Friday 26th November 2021 as it affects travellers travelling from Nigeria to UAE
It would be recalled that Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, and Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), restricted Emirates to just one weekly flight to Abuja after discussions broke down over restriction of Nigerian flag carrier Air Peace to just one flight to Sharjah by UAE.
In response, Emirates withdrew flight services to Nigeria in what led to a diplomatic row between the two countries.