United Arab Emirate carrier, Emirate Airlines will suspend its operations in Nigeria from October, 22nd following irregularities in foreign currency repatriation policy.
Emirate is currently the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 154 cities in 81 countries across six continents; even as cargo activities are undertaken by Emirates Sky Cargo.
Aviation stakeholders who spoke on the glitches plaguing the airline, lamented the inability of the foreign airlines to get the dollar equivalent of the money and noted that if nothing is done to resolve the problem, Emirate will be the next to suspend its operation in Nigeria.
The stakeholders, who craved anonymity urged the federal government to intervene in this problem as it would send a wrong signal to the world if foreign airlines keep suspending operations in Nigeria.
Emirates airline operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft and is one of the few airlines to operate an all-wide-body aircraft fleet.
Emirates is Dubai-based airline, United Arab Emirates and a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai.