Emirates Suspends Planned Kano Operations Indefinitely




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The launch of Emirates operations in Kano, which was earlier slated for August 1, has been deferred until further notice, the airline said in a statement yesterday.

The statement by Mr. Israel Bolaji of Emirates’ publicist JSP Communications said with the postponement, “all passengers Kano have been sorted with kobo surcharge at Emirates expense.

“Emirates has refunded those who requested for funds and arranged with Arik to transport those who to been flown to to join the Dubai flight there and also same back to Kano upon return Dubai.”

Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso had alleged the stopped Emirates operating the Kano route.

But the company did not confirm or deny this, saying only the has been supportive. [eap_ad_2] “ have confirmed as a matter of fact, the and government has been very supportive of the new Emirates destination for Kano and ,” Bolaji said yesterday.

Emirates has already begun daily flights to Abuja from August 1, he said.

The airline said it remains committed to the Nigerian , as the country has been part of its route network since January 2004.

“We have continuously expanded our frequency and capacity of Lagos to ensure the best connectivity and on-board product for our passengers. The Dubai-Lagos is operated twice a day by a Boeing 777 aircraft in a three-class configuration,” the airline said.

Emirates launched services to Nigeria on January 2, 2004, with four flights per week from Dubai to Lagos linked with Accra in Ghana.

The of Aviation is yet to respond to statements by Kwankwaso on the alleged stoppage by government of Emirates plans to go to Kano. ()[eap_ad_3]