Emirates airlines have announced the suspension of flight operations out of Nigeria till the end of February.

A statement issued by the airline yesterday read: “In line with government directives, passenger services from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubai are temporarily suspended until 28 February 2021.”

” Customers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE (whether terminating in or connecting through Dubai). Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue to operate as per the normal schedule.

” We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call centre for rebooking. Emirates remains committed to Nigeria, and we look forward to resuming passenger services to Dubai for our customers when conditions allow.”

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, had last weekend lifted the suspension it earlier imposed on the airlines for violating Nigeria’s COVID-19 protocols.

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