Nigeria aviation authorities has grounded a UK operated flight for performing “commercial operations” in violation of a different permit granted for the plane to fly into Nigeria.
Aviation Minister, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said the plane has been impounded, the airline operator will be penalized, and the crew is being quizzed for their individual roles.
News Agency Reuters said the company has issued a statement where it promised to cooperate with the Nigerian aviation authorities to resolve the issue.
“We are continuing to respectfully work with the Nigerian authorities to resolve this situation,” the Agency quoted FlairJet in the statement.
Only planes evacuating or repatriating citizens to and from Nigeria, as well as those on humanitarian services are currently allowed into Nigeria.