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Turkish airlines suspended from Nigeria over missing luggage issues
Turkish Airlines flights into Nigeria have been suspended by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over the perennial cases of missing luggage of passengers or passengers not arriving alongside their checked-in luggage.
The suspension takes effect from December 16 if the airline does not resolve the perennial logjam.
The Acting Director-General of the authority, Captain Abdullahi Sidi, noted that the incidences assumed a frightening dimension two weeks ago, adding that all efforts to resolve the issue has proved abortive.
“The incidents have become so bad that the most recent fights arrived without more than 85% of passengers bags on board.
Our airport authority has been facing serious crises controlling the passengers at the airport whenever they arrive without their bags.
This issue has made passengers to carry out several mob actions at our airport and it is a great threat to our airport facilities.
In view of all these, and the series of meetings held with the Turkish Airlines personnels, which did not yield any solution to this problem.
The NCAA is therefore left with no option than to direct Turkish Airlines to suspend its operations into Nigeria until such a time when the airline is ready to operate with the right size of aircraft that can transport all passengers with their bags at the same time.
If no remedial action is carried out by your airline, this suspension shall be effective from the 16th of December, 2019.”