Nigeria impounds UK flight running commercial trips despite travel ban

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Nigerian government today announced that it has impounded a flight owned by a UK company being used to run commercial trips despite an existing travel ban.

“Flair Aviation, a UK company, was given approval for humanitarian operations but regrettably we caught them conducting commercial flights,” Nigeria’s aviation minister Hadi Sirika tweeted.

“The craft is impounded, (the) crew are being interrogated.”

Expressing disappointment in the order flouted by the UK aviation company, Sirika said the action was ‘callous’.

He disclosed that “there shall be maximum penalty” for the aviation company’s decision to run commercial flights in Nigeria and that it is a “wrong time to try our resolve.

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