The airlines has announced that all of its flights to Nigeria will be suspended from 13 December 2021
The decision to stop flights to Nigeria was made as a result of restrictions imposed by Nigerian authorities.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority had earlier granted the airline 21 weekly passenger flight frequencies as part of its winter schedule.
The news was unexpected as the carrier had only just announced the resumption of flights to the African nation.
The airline released the following statement on its website: ‘With the recently imposed directive limiting Emirates to operate one flight per week to Nigeria via Abuja, Emirates will be suspending its flights between Nigeria and Dubai from 13 December, until the UAE and Nigerian authorities work on a solution to the ongoing issue. Emirates is committed to its operations in Nigeria, and we stand ready to reinstate services once restrictions are lifted by the Nigerian authorities, ensuring travellers have more choice and access to trade and tourism opportunities in Dubai, and beyond to our network of over 120 destinations.”
Those with Emirates tickets can reschedule their trip when flights resume.
For more information, visit www.emirates.com