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Nigeria, Egypt parley on aviation services

…as Egyptair plans to increase frequencies to 21

The nation’s avia-tion sector is set to receive another boost in the area of air safety and operations following a meeting between representatives of the Nigerian government and that of Egypt in Cairo.

The meeting, which was convened based on an invitation extended to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Aviation, Capt. Shehu Usman Iyal, by the Minister of Egyptian Civil Aviation, Abdel Aziz Fadel, made far‑reaching decisions on the drive to deliver quality aviation services that would be mutually beneficial to both countries.

Also at the meeting were top government officials from the two countries including the Nigerian Ambassador to Egypt, Senator Lawan Guba.

The talks, it was learnt, examined how the two countries can cooperate in the areas of training of aviation personnel, Hajj operations, quality services by Egypt Air on Nigerian routes.

Egypt Air expressed preparedness to increase the current weekly 16 frequencies in Lagos, Kano and Abuja to 21 with a review of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the two countries.


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