Turkish Airlines pledges to comply with Nigerian aviation safety rules

Turkish Airlines executives have pledged to commence immediately freight of all left over passengers’ baggage in Turkey to Nigeria following a meeting between the airlines and the Acting Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, last week in Abuja.

The airlines noted that this will be achieved by instantly upgrading the Boeing 737 – 800 being used and found inadequate to a larger Airbus A 330 and Boeing 737 – 900.

The airlines noted that programme of clearance would be done from 13th to 17th December, 2019.

It will be recalled that, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with a letter dated 11thDecember, 2019, with reference no. NCAA/DG/12/16/60 suspended Turkish Airlines operations into Nigeria with effect from the 16thDecember 2019, if the right size of aircraft is not deployed to the service of Nigerians at all airports in the country.

The Regulatory Authority 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 at all times.

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