Breaking News: Emirates bans Nigeria flights, extends South Africa route suspension

Breaking News: Emirates bans Nigeria flights, extends South Africa route suspension

Flights to and from Nigerian cities of Lagos and Abuja are suspended until further notice.

Dubai: Dubai’s Emirates airline said passenger flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) are suspended with effect

from June 21 until further notice. Customers travelling to and from Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted for travel, and

those who have been to – or have connection through – Nigeria in the last 14 days are not have permittion to board from any

other point to the UAE.

“We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call

centre for rebooking,” said the airline. “Emirates remains committed to Nigeria, and we look forward to resuming

passenger services when conditions allow.”

Emirates’ also said that flights from South Africa will remain suspended until July 6, in line with government directives

that restrict the entry of travellers originating from South Africa, into the UAE. Daily passenger flights to Johannesburg

will operate as EK763, but outbound passenger services on EK 764 remain suspended. Customers who have been to or

connected through South Africa in the last 14 days will not have permission on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai.

By Cynthia N.

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