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Nigeria to Rejoin Global Air Cargo Trade with Saudi Flight Resumption


The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has announced that, cargo flights between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia will soon resume.

This agreement the minister said, was reached following Keyamo’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, where he met with his counterpart, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Suleit.

During a media briefing while reeling out his achievements and plans for the Nigeria Aviation industry, Keyamo emphasized the significance of this development, noting that cargo flights between the two countries had been suspended for a long time. 

He stressed the global importance of air cargo trade, which accounts for approximately 35% of world trade and generates about $6 trillion annually, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 

According to Keyamo, Nigeria’s absence in this sector has been a missed opportunity.

The minister expressed his commitment to expanding Nigeria’s cargo trade routes, stating that his interactions with other countries would continue to explore further opportunities. 

To ensure the smooth resumption of cargo flights, he said, focal persons have been appointed to work out the necessary modalities.

This move marks a significant achievement in Nigeria’s aviation sector and is expected to boost the country’s participation in global trade.


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