Hadi Sirika, Minister Of Aviation
Hadi Sirika, Minister Of Aviation

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika says no foreign airline operator will henceforth be allowed to treat Nigerian travellers with disdain.

Sirika who made this known in a statement warned other airline operators to take a sign from the recent Turkish airlines experience.

This followed the threat by the nation’s aviation regulators to ban its operations in Nigeria, Turkish Airlines last night flew into Abuja with a bigger aircraft A330 as against the usual smaller B737.

He Said officials of the airline, alarmed by the prospect of losing their market, had rushed into a meeting with the Nigerian authorities to pledge total commitment.

The Minister also noted that the organisation had tried to comply with the conditions given to it in order to continue its operations in Nigeria. According to him, Turkish airlines have been disreputable for the untidy treatment of Nigerian travellers over time, particularly when they have to arrive their destinations without their checked-in luggage.