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Falana seeks suspension of BA, Virgin Atlantic’s flights to Nigeria over Air Peace

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has called on the federal government to suspend the flight operations of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic into the…

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has called on the federal government to suspend the flight operations of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic into the country.

This, he said, was due to the denial of Air Peace the right to operate to London.

Falana further said the British carriers should also be suspended pending when Nigeria’s Air Peace was allowed to also fly on the Lagos-London route in accordance with the provisions of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) signed by Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

He was quoted as saying this at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Abuja.

Daily Trust on Sunday reports that the move by Air Peace to operate to London, one of the most lucrative routes for airlines operating to Nigeria, has been facing stumbling blocks.

This development is despite the fact that UK airlines, including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, enjoy 21 frequencies weekly to Nigeria.

Daily Trust on Sunday further reports that in the BASA, there is a provision of reciprocity.

 

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