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ETIHAD RESUMES FLIGHTS INTO THE COUNTRY

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The United Arab Emirates has commenced visa issuance to Nigerians, and Etihad Airways has been approved to operate international flights into Nigeria.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this announcement on Thursday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He noted that the foreign carrier was already talking with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority regarding the process.

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Similarly, Emirates Airlines are also scheduled to operate flights into the country starting with Abuja and Lagos.

He said, “UAE has commenced issuance of visas today. Consequent upon that, Emirates Airlines will begin operations from tomorrow. They are allowed to start daily flights into Abuja and Lagos.

“Their sister company from the same country, Etihad are working on their schedule and once they do that, they will let us know. They (Etihad) will be discussing with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

He added, “The only airline that goes to the UAE from Nigeria is Air Peace, they are also working on the resumption and will let you know.”

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