Suspension: Turkish Airlines begs FG, pledge to upgrade aircraft - THE GUARDIAN
By Joke Falaju, Abuja
Consequent upon the suspension of Turkish Airlines operations into Nigeria, the airline has appealed to the federal government to withdraw suspension notification.
The airline pledged to comply to directives by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) of upgrading its aircraft.
The airline was suppended following it inability to convey passengers with their luggage into the country for the past two weeks.
They were however suspended from using any of the nation’s airport 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 NCAA Acting Director General Capt. Abdullahi Sidi on Saturday in Abuja pledged to commence immediately freight of all left over passengers’ baggage back in Turkey.
A statement by 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 will be carried out from 13th to 17th December, 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.