Nigeria, UAE agree to commence direct flights soon

Nigera and the UAE have agreed to commence direct flight by the two countries in the near future.

The Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace, in a statement by  Head Press, Odutayo Oluseyi at the weekend, in Abuja, stated that the Emirates Airline made the disclosure when the Minister, Mr. Festus Keyamo attended the 2023 Dubai Airshow at the United Arab Emirates, UAE.

The statement also disclosed that the Emirate’s Government has granted approval to the Nigeria’s carrier, Air Peace Airline, to fly direct into and out of the prime airport in Dubai.

Similarly, the Minister met with the management of Airline Executive, led by its CEO, Dana Hatcic, a company that indicated interest in establishing an MRO facility in Nigeria.

Keyamo however, expressed the possibility of a maiden edition of the Nigeria Air Show sometime in November 2024, thereby becoming the first African country to organize such an event.

Furthermore, he visited the pavilions of leading aviation and aerospace industries in the world to inspect modern technologies that could be of use in driving his 5- Point Agenda for the aviation industry in Nigeria, particularly on the improvement of infrastructure and promotion of innovation and creativity in cutting-edge technologies relating to civil aviation.

It was learnt that Dubai Airshow which commenced on the 13th November and concluded on November 17th, 2023 attracted a considerable number of participants from around the world, including leading aviation and aerospace industry specialists.

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