Nigeria suspends Turkish Airlines from its airports


The federal government has suspended the operations of Turkish Airlines in Nigeria due to the airline’s perceived poor treatment of passengers.

The directive, which was given through the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, will continue “if no remedial action is carried out by the airline.”

According to a letter by the Acting Director-General, NCAA, Abdullahi Sidi, it expressed displeasure about the rampant cases “of not bringing passengers into Nigeria with their checked-in luggage.”

The incidents according to the letter, “have been going on for two weeks and has become so bad that most recent Turkish Airlines’ flights arrived Nigeria without more than 85 per cent of passengers’ baggage on board.”

It said the series of meetings held by the authority and the airline…



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