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Slok Airlines back in business

29 April 2014, 08:29

Lagos - Slok Airlines would take to the skies again, more than 10 years after its licence was revoked.

A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, who owns the airline, made the announcement in Lagos on Monday.

He said he had already entered into discussions with the management of Emirate Airlines to partner with his airline.

"I can only do this if Emirate Airlines agrees on the partnership that we are discussing because Emirates is one of the best airlines in the world.

"The airline would be resuming scheduled commercial flights to Kano and Abuja by August.

“So if Emirates management agrees to maintain my aircraft locally and become our partner, Slok Air will come back; discussions to that effect is ongoing,’’ Kalu said.

He said that the restoration would take effect soon as both parties were working out the logistics that would be required for smooth relationship.

Kalu disclosed that the revocation made him to relocate the airline’s operational headquarters to the Gambia with offices in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

-   NAN

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