The Federal Government has reduced the flight operations of Emirates Airline to Abuja airport from daily to once per week.
This was made known in a letter dated 9 December, addressed to the country manager, Emirates Airlines, Nigeria, and signed by Musa Nuhu, Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
According to the letter, the new schedule becomes effective on Sunday, December 12, 2021.
The letter read: “I wish to inform you of the withdrawal of the approval granted to Emirates Airlines Winter Schedule. This approval was conveyed via a letter with reference number FMA/ATMD/501/C.104/XV/536 dated December 1, 2021.
“This withdrawal becomes effective on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 2300h. Please kindly note, henceforth, Emirates Airlines is granted approval to operate only one weekly passenger frequency to Abuja on Thursdays.
“Please be guided accordingly. Do accept the assurances of my highest regards.”
Emirates is the largest airline and a flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Emirates resumed flight operations to Nigeria after almost 10 months of an embargo placed by the UAE government and diplomatic discussions around COVID-19 travel requirements for Nigerian passengers.