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Suspension: Turkish Airline begs FG, pledges to upgrade aircraft


The Turkish Airlines has appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw suspension order slammed on the operations of the airline in Nigeria, pledging to comply with directives given by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to upgrade its aircraft. 

The airline was suppended following inability of the airline to convey passengers with their baggage into the country for the past two weeks. The airline was, however, suspended from using any of the nation’s airport facility until it has upgraded its Boeing 737-800 to a larger airbus that would be able to convey passengers with their lugage

But the management of Turkish Airlines during a meeting with the Acting Director General of the NCAA, Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, yesterday in Abuja pledged to commence immediately freight of all left-over passengers’ baggage back in Turkey.

In a statement, NCAA spokesperson, Sam Adurogoye stated that the airlines promised to upgrade its Boeing 737 – 800 being used and found inadequate to a larger Airbus A 330 and Boeing 737 – 900.

The airline disclosed that the programme of clearance had begun since yesterday and it would run till December 17, 2019.

NCAA DG said he expects strict compliance to this remedial programme and warns all operators to ensure Nigerians are not taken for granted by providing safe, secure and efficient service.


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