Friday, 27 May 2016

United Airlines to leave Nigeria soon

Devastating news for travelers especially on the Lagos – Houston route.
United Airlines is cancelling the service and the last flight will be departing from Lagos on the 30th of June 2016.

There has been speculation for some time but the confirmation came yesterday via social media after @united on Twitter responded to a question from a Nigerian traveler.

With crashed oil prices and a flailing economy, the Lagos – Houston route which was once a favourite especially for oil sector workers and executives has suffered a major decline in patronage. In addition, airlines operating in Nigeria have all faced a hard time with foreign exchange restrictions. Recently, Iberia, the official airline of Spain exited Nigeria as well. It is speculated that other major airlines will follow suit.

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