Operators kick as Nigeria opens skies to more African airlines – Punch Newspapers


The establishment of the Single African Air Transport Market has necessitated that Nigeria reviews its air transport agreements with member states, MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI writes

More airlines from African countries are expected to begin frequent flights into Nigeria in the coming months following the inauguration of the Single African Air Transport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Industry sources stated that the restrictions on frequency of flights, capacity, route and ports of entry, and the 5th Freedom Traffic Right had been lifted.

“These are some of the areas that were negotiated before under normal bilateral agreements but as soon as a country signs the open skies agreement, the restrictions are reviewed,” the source explained.

Under the frequency clause, airlines of member states will no…

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