Air Peace Nigeria has secured approval to operate direct flight to Dubai, after the government of United Arab Emirates announced its readiness to resume flight to Nigeria at the just-concluded Dubai Airshow.
The Dubai Airshow commenced on November 13 and concluded on November 17, 2023 with many industry experts in attendance.
Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, Festus Keyamo, SAN, who revealed this, said Emirates Airlines, which has stopped operations to Nigeria due to its inability to repatriate dollars earned in the country home, also announced its readiness to commence direct flights to Nigeria.
Before now, Direct flight from Lagos to Dubai were available with airlines like Emirates, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and RwandAir.
The Head, Press, in the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace, Odutayo Oluseyi, said in a statement that the minister also met with the management of Airline Executive, led by its CEO, Dana Hatcic, a company that indicated interest in establishing an MRO facility in Nigeria.
The minister expressed the possibility of a maiden edition of the Nigeria Air Show sometime in November 2024.
In his words, Nigeria will be the first African country to organise 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-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.