World Bulletin / News Desk
Nigeria and the State of Israel, on Wednesday, signed Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) to enable airlines from both countries fly directly to each other’s territory without stop-overs in other destinations; noting that previous attempts to sign a BASA by both countries in 2005 and 2012 were unsuccessful.
The agreement, according to Aviation Minister Stella Oduah, followed a series of 12 months of negotiations between officials of the Department of Transportation of the State of Israel and Nigeria’s Ministry of Aviation; and has paved way for the two sides to agree to develop a common aviation area between Israel and Nigeria based on common rules.
As a result of the agreement, all Nigerian airlines will be able to operate direct flights to Israel from anywhere in the Nigeria and Israeli carriers will be able to operate flights to airports throughout Nigeria.
The Nigeria–Israel air transport market is also expected to open up gradually so that by the start of the summer season in 2017, the market will be fully open with no restrictions on the number of weekly flights between Israel and the Nigeria.Last Mod: 25 Ekim 2013, 11:27