two weeks later emirates airlinesthe airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), suspended flight operations to its routes in Nigeria, Air Peace, the only operator from the country to Dubai, did the same.
The airline, in a statement from its communications manager, Mr. Stanley Olisa, said on Monday afternoon that the airline has suspended direct flights to the United Arab Emirates until further notice due to the non-issuance of entry visas to the Nigerians.
The airline said the suspension of its three weekly flights to the UAE would take effect from Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
- The statement said: “This is a consequence of the UAE government’s persistent failure to issue visas to Nigerian travelers and the inconvenience this brings.
- “Air Peace has been operating in the United Arab Emirates even with the country’s recent travel restrictions, but given the increasing obstacles Nigerian travelers face in accessing the country, it has become imperative that we stop our operations to that destination.”
Olisa said her management will provide further updates as the situation progresses.
The airline said that passengers whose flights are affected by this development can email their Call Center team to address their concerns.
For the record: this is not the first time air peace has operated in Dubai and has suspended flight services to the route.
Air Peace began services to the Middle Eastern nation in July 2019, but was flying to Sharjah instead of Dubai at the time.
In the past year, air peace had suspended flight services to Dubai at least three times.
The airline only returned to direct flight services to the Middle Eastern country in April 2022.
About two weeks ago emirates airlines announced the suspension of flight operations to Nigeria due to its inability to repatriate trapped funds and the non-issuance of visas to Nigerians.
That was the second time in less than two months that the airline would stop flight operations in Nigeria.
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