Airlines from Nigerian and Seychelles may soon start negotiating direct flights following the approval of the Federal Executive Council( FEC) of the Memorandum on signing and ratification of Air Service Agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Seychelles.
The two countries formally ratified the agreement using the platform of the ongoing International Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN) event holding in Abuja.
For both countries inking the Bilateral Air Services Agreement ( BASA) will promote air services and connectivity between them.
Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika led officials of the Ministry to sign the BASA while the Republic of Seychelles Minister of Transport, Mr. Anthony Derjacques, signed on behalf of his country.
During the ceremony, the two Ministers underscored the importance of the BASA as it will promote air services and connectivity between both countries, enhance business, and promote tourism.
They both agreed that the signing would further promote the African Union Agenda 2063 and called on citizens of both countries to latch on the opportunities of the BASA for their mutual benefits.
Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Aviation has either signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and initial Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Senegal, Benin Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Finland, Cameroon, Morocco, Suriname, India, Sudan and Uganda.
The Ministry has also had discussions on how to further implement the open skies Agreement, signed 30 years ago, with the United States of America.