Turkish Airlines has pledged to comply with the conditions set by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) aftermath of the airline’s suspension from flying into Nigeria due to poor services rendered to air travellers.
The conditions which Turkish Airlines must comply with on or before December 16,2019 are that it must deploy the right size of aircraft on the route and must carry passengers along with their checked-in luggage
An online statement issued by the General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye stated that the pledge was after the Acting Director General, NCAA Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, met with the management of Turkish Airlines at the NCAA Office in Abuja on Friday.
Adurogboye informed that at the end of the meeting, the airline’s executives pledged to commence immediately freight of all left over passengers’ baggage in Turkey to Nigeria.
According to them, 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 airline added that programme of clearance will be carried out from 13th to 17th December, 2019.
Recalled that NCAA in a letter dated December 11, 2019, with reference no. NCAA/DG/12/16/60 stated that it would suspend Turkish Airlines operations into Nigeria with effect from the December 16,2019, if the right size of aircraft was 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.