Monday, 30 May 2016

We Have No Plan to Leave Nigeria - British Airways

British Airways has debunked media report that it is planning to stop operations to Nigeria over its $100m trapped in the country.

The carrier said the publication that it had concluded plans to exit the country was untrue, claiming that it never issued any statement to the media indicating such.

A United States based carrier, United Airlines had announced last week that it would leave Nigerian route next month over inability to repatriate its ticket proceeds trapped in Central Bank of Nigeria.

The announcement fuelled speculations that other international carriers might follow suit with a foreign media suggesting in a report at the weekend that British Airways is considering to leave the Nigeria.

The airline has issued an official statement clarified that it has a long history in Nigeria, having begun operations in the country 80 years ago as Imperial Airways.

It stressed that Nigeria remains a strategic market for the airline as its operations locally are very strong.

"We have not issued any statements at any time indicating that we are on the verge of terminating operations in the country. We will continue daily operations into Nigeria", part of the statement from the airline reads.

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