By Simon Ateba
ASKY airlines resumed flight operations to Nigeria on Saturday, after it was suspended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for flying a man infected by the deadly Ebola virus to Nigeria.
“After a series of meetings between top management of the airlines, health experts and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority – NCAA, ASKY’s daily flights are to resume successfully after a satisfactory report had been submitted with documentary evidence indicating a clear road map on all measures taken to prevent the spread of Ebola,” ASky said in a statement.
The company said the NCAA lifted the suspension after it satisfied some requirements. “Having carefully examined these measures put in place by your airline especially the suspension of flights into Ebola infected countries, the Management of NCAA has lifted the temporary suspension placed on your flight into and out of Nigeria”.
The Commercial Director of ASKY Airlines, Mr Nowel Ngala, who was present in Lagos, expressed great happiness and gratification that the airline was finally handed the right to continue to fly into Nigeria.
He said the Nigerian market is key to the airline as it operates daily services to Nigeria and also ensures that Nigeria is well connected to West and Central African markets and the rest of the world from Lome – Togo together with its strategic partner Ethiopian Airlines.
“We are very much aware of all the inconvenience this has caused to our dear customers and the travel public a large, especially those who had commenced their journey before the suspension was imposed. We continue to hold our numerous customers within and outside Nigeria in high esteem with products and services that are targeted to make their travel experience a memorable one,” he said.
He urges customers to quickly get in touch with their local travel agencies and ASKY offices to reconfirm their tickets and/or get further information to reschedule their journey.
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