According to Musa Nuhu, Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Emirates Airline will soon resume flight operations in and out of Nigeria (NCAA).
On Monday, it was revealed.
Mr Nuhu said there were ongoing negotiations with the airline and that the result would be revealed within the next 48 hours at the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) national briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.
The Nigerian government barred the airline from operating in the country in March 2021 due to its refusal to fly passengers without first undergoing a pre-boarding rapid diagnostic examination (RDTs).
“With regard to Emirates Airline’s resumption of flights to Nigeria, the PSC deliberated extensively on this matter, and the distance between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been significantly closed,” he said.
Mr Nuhu also stated that international flights between Port Harcourt and Enugu will resume soon.
“The PTF has announced three airports, Kano, Port Harcourt, and Enugu, to resume international flights.
“Kano is back in action. Port Harcourt is almost there; there are only a few things left to do, and we expect international flights to resume in the next couple of days.
“Hopefully, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu will join the list in a few weeks, bringing the total number of international airports that will resume international flights to five,” he said.