United Airlines cancel Houston-to-Nigeria flight

United Airlines cancel Houston-to-Nigeria flight

There will be no direct flights from Houston to Nigeria starting from June, 2016.

World’s second largest airline, United Airlines said it will stop flying to Nigeria from June, ending the carrier’s only route to Africa because of weakness in the energy sector and difficulty in collecting money from tickets sold in Nigeria in a note to its employees.

According to the International Air Transport Association, Nigeria owed airlines about $575 million in air fares as of March 31.

The country ‘s restriction on amount of money that can be moved abroad after the global slump in oil prices depleted the government’s U.S. currency reserves is said to have negative impact on foreign airlines’ operations.

“Repatriation has been a significant issue, as has been the downturn in the energy sector,” said United spokesman Jonathan Guerin, who confirmed the note’s authenticity to foreign media.

However, passengers can still fly to Nigeria on United’s trans-Atlantic business partner, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, through a connection in Frankfurt. The Boeing Co. 787 serving Lagos will be used on the San Francisco-to-Tel Aviv route, which will expand to daily in October from three times weekly, according to the airline note.


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