Air Peace has been allowed to operate direct flights to Dubai by the government of the United Arab Emirates.
Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, Festus Keyamo(SAN) who publicized this over the weekend, saying Emirates Airlines, which has stopped operations to the country due to its inability to repatriate dollars earned in the country home, also announced its readiness to commence direct flights to Nigeria.
He said the Emirates Airlines’ management disclosed news of its readiness to resume flights to Nigeria at the just-concluded Dubai Airshow.
The Head of the press, in the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace, Odutayo Oluseyi, said in a statement that the minister also met with the management of an Airline Executive, led by its CEO, Dana Hatcic, a company that indicated an interest in establishing an MRO facility in Nigeria.
He said the minister expressed the possibility of a maiden edition of the Nigeria Air Show sometime in November 2024.
According to him, Nigeria will be the first African country to organize such an event.
Keyamo also visited the pavilions of leading aviation and aerospace industries in the world to inspect modern technologies that could be of use in driving his 5- 5-Point agenda for the aviation industry in Nigeria, particularly the improvement of infrastructure and promotion of innovation and creativity in cutting-edge technologies relating to civil aviation.