Lagos - Emirates Airline is set to commence operations in the country in August.
Joe Obi, Special Assistant on Media to the Aviation Minister, disclosed the airline would be launching scheduled daily passenger flights to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
In a letter to the Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah dated February 03, 2014 and signed by Salem Obaidalla, Senior Vice President, Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs, Emirates Airlines, the carrier expressed gratitude to the federal government for the continued support and assistance extended to it throughout the period it has been operating in Nigeria,” Obi said.
He added that the Senior Vice President of the airline said the flights will be operated 'in accordance with the existing United Arab Emirates-Nigeria agreement on air services, with four weekly flights routed Dubai-Abuja-Kano-Dubai and three weekly flights routed.
Accorrding to Obi, Obaidalla assured that Emirates Airline ''remains fully committed to the Nigerian market and to provide Nigerian travellers the best possible service.''
He said the Minister expressed joy that passengers from Abuja, Kano and other parts of the North who patronise Emirates would have the airline's services brought to their doorsteps, and pledged to continue to partner Emirates and other airlines to deliver the best possible service to air travelers in the country.
“I am particularly delighted with this development,” Oduah is quoted as saying.
– CAJ News