Onyeama, clarified why the attempt to evacuate Nigerians from Canada had been
evacuate 200 Nigerians from Canada on Thursday, but the airline confirmed in a
statement on Wednesday that the flight had been cancelled.
announce that its evacuation flight to Canada previously scheduled for May 14,
2020, has been postponed due to logistics issues as communicated to the airline
by the Nigerian High Commission in Canada, the statement by Air Peace read.
Canadian authorities and a new date is issued by the High Commission, we shall
duly communicate same to the public.
flight on Thursday, Onyeama, said the airline was denied landing rights by the
Canadian government refused landing rights on the ground that this particular
Nigerian airline did not have a license to make commercial flights to that
country and was not licensed to that country for commercial flights, “he
negotiating with the Canadian government on this issue, and we hope that the
decision will be overturned.
strong argument, is that this is not a normal commercial flight to Canada to
carry passengers, but that this is an emergency flight and that there is a
distinction between the two. The talks are still continuing and we are
optimistic that there will be a successful result.