Emirates to suspend Nigeria flights from September


Emirates airline said it’s suspending flights to and from Nigeria due to challenges in repatriating funds from the African country and to limit losses.

The Dubai-based airline’s spokesperson said in a statement to Khaleej Times that it will re-evaluate this “difficult decision” if there is a positive development with regard to repatriation of blocked funds.

Nigerian media reported that around 20 airlines have been unable to repatriate their ticket sale funds of over $600 million (Dh2.2 billion) so far this year from the country. “Emirates has tried every avenue to address our ongoing challenges in repatriating funds from Nigeria.—Zawya News

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