… as Asky Airlines implores NCAA to reverse suspension order

By The Citizen

The management of ASky Airlines has pleaded with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to reverse the suspension order it placed on its activities on Monday.

According to the airline, such an order had a far reaching consequence, including the fact that a lot of passengers into and out of the country were bound to suffer as the airline caters to a huge number of people in West and Central Africa.

A statement by the airline on Tuesday, quoted the Director General of ASky Airlines, Mr. Yissehak Zewoldi, as saying, 'The travelling restriction is currently seriously affecting passengers within the region, and we urge the NCAA to reconsider its position on suspending ASky airline's operations into Nigeria.

He said since the initial outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea Conakry in February and the recent spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the airline had been highly concerned and had taken measures to avoid further spread.

He disclosed that he had written to the Director General of NCAA twice already on the measures taken so far and his full commitment to closely work with all authorities, governments and organisations in the fight against the spread of the disease.

According to the statement, ASky is determined to keep its passengers and members of staff safe during this unsettling time, adding that the carrier is following the situation closely and will issue updates as the situation changes.