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Emirates Airline Commences Operations Into Abuja, Kano International Airports

Source: pointblanknews.com

Flowing from the approval granted to Emirates Airline by the Federal

Ministry of Aviation, the international Carrier has said it is set to

enhance its operations to Nigeria by launching scheduled daily passenger

flights to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the Mallam

Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano. August 2014 has been set as the

commencement date.
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.
The Senior Vice President disclosed that the flights will be operated ”in

accordance with the existing UAE-Nigeria agreement on air services, with

four weekly flights routed Dubai-Abuja-Kano-Dubai and three weekly flights

routed Dubai-Kano-Abuja-Dubai, without carriage of domestic traffic

(cabotage) between Abuja and Kano”.
Obaidalla further assured that Emirates Airline ”remains fully committed

to the Nigerian market and to provide Nigerian travellers the best

possible service”.
Commenting on the development, Oduah 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 travellers in the country. ”I am particularly delighted

with this development”, the Minister enthused.