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Nigerian carriers’ plans to operate flights to US can spark healthy competition

The plans of two Nigerian carriers, Air Peace and MedView Airlines, to start operating flights to the United States next summer could pave the way for intense competition.

The said route is currently being dominated by Delta Airlines

The two carriers hold the belief that they can use the huge population of Nigerians who are living and have business in American cities such as Texas, Washington, New York, New Jersey and Baltimore, as a catalyst to drive traffic to the proposed flights.

The said carriers have already obtained bilateral approvals from the Nigerian Government and the US, and are working to secure other regulatory approvals to pave the way for the flights.

The carriers were urged to initiate US flights as part of the fulfillment of the reciprocity clause in the Open Skies Agreement Nigeria inked with the US more than 10 years ago.

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