Emirates to suspend Nigeria flights from September

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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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