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Suspension: Turkish Airline vow to return travellers luggage before Dec. 17 

Suspension: Turkish Airline vow to return travellers luggage before Dec. 17 

Doris Ukaonu

Following the suspension of its operations in Nigeria last week, due to ill-treatment of its passengers, Turkish Airline has vowed to begin an immediate freight of all leftover passengers luggage in Turkey to Nigeria. 

This was disclosed in a December 15 statement by Mr Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Turkish Airline management had on Friday, December 13, met with the NCAA in Abuja to explain the challenge with leftover baggages.

“The airline said this will be achieved by instantly upgrading the Boeing 737 – 800 being used and found inadequate to a larger Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 – 900”.

” The programme of clearance will be carried out from Dec. 13 to Dec. 17,” Adurogboye said.

He advised that the management of Turkish Airlines complies to the remedial programme.

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Going forward, Adurogboye has warned that airline operators in Nigeria should desist from taking Nigerians for granted, by providing safe, secure and efficient service at all times.

The suspension of the Turkish Airline operation took effect on Monday, December 16, 2019. The airline was suspended by the NCAA in a letter dated Dec. 11, with reference no. NCAA/DG/12/16/60, signed by the Acting Director-General, NCAA, Capt. Sidi Abdullahi. 

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