Keyamo: Emirates Airline will resume flight to Nigeria before June

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has raised the hope that Emirates Airline will return to flying to Nigeria before June.

The Eagle Online recalls that Emirates Airline stopped flying the Nigerian routes owing to difficulty in repatriating its fund.

But Keyamo, who appeared on Monday on a programme on Arise Television: “Morning Show,” said: “Emirates flight resumption is almost happening. 

“I just received a letter from Emirates. 

“The letter is on my phone now. 

“They have gone through all the gamut and they are ready to come back. 

“They will announce the date because to restart a route, they have to get an aircraft for that route.

“I am announcing to Nigerians for the first time that I just received a letter from Emirates now. 

“The letter is with me. 

“I have a hard copy thanking you for all the efforts we made. 

“Mr. President was the showman here. 

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“He was the one who pushed for it. 

“He made my job easy because he went there, and had a diplomatic shuttle to resolve all the issues. 

“That was why I said the last announcement was hasty and not fake news. 

“They will announce the date for their next flight. 

“We have received a letter confirming that all the issues have been resolved and prepared to start coming back. 

“It may be before June.”

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