Air Peace has suspended flights to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), over the non-issuance of visas to Nigerians. This comes weeks after UAE authorities placed a visa ban on Nigerians.
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Emirates, the UAE carrier, had earlier suspended its flights to Nigeria, citing the inability to repatriate ticket funds and also the reduced passengers on the route.
Nigeria’s indigenous carrier, Air Peace, has now announced that it would be suspending operations with effect from Tuesday, November 22, 2022, “till further notice.” In a statement, Air Peace said:
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“This is consequent upon the persisting non-issuance of visas to Nigerian travellers by the government of the United Arab Emirates and the accompanying inconveniences.
“Air Peace has been operating in UAE even with the country’s recent travel restrictions, but given the heightening hurdles Nigerian travelers are facing in accessing the country,
it has become imperative that we halt our operations to that destination. We shall provide further updates as the situation progresses.
“Passengers whose flights are affected by this development can mail our Call Center to attend to their concerns.”