Visa van: Air peace suspends Dubai flights

Marcus Amudipe
Marcus Amudipe

Air Peace has announced the suspension of its flights to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, over the non-issuance of visas to Nigerians.

This development comes two weeks after the UAE carrier, Emirates, suspended its flights, citing the inability to repatriate ticket funds in addition to the reduced number of passengers on the route.

This development comes two weeks after Emirates suspended its flights, citing an inability to repatriate ticket funds as well as fewer passengers on the route.

Air peace in a statement issued by its communications manager, Mr. Stanley Olisa, on Monday said the airline canceled direct flights to the UAE till further notice due to the non-issuance of entry visas to Nigerians.

The airline also announced the suspension of its three weekly flights to the UAE would begin on November 22, 2022.

The statement read, “This is consequent upon the persisting non-issuance of visas to Nigerian travelers by the government of the United Arab Emirates and the accompanying inconveniences.

“Air Peace has been operating in the 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.”

Olisa also stated that the management would provide further updates as the situation progresses.

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