Seychelles has commenced direct flight to Nigeria after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a Memorandum and ratification of the Air Service Agreement between Nigeria and the Republic of Seychelles.
This is as the Federal Ministry of Aviation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and initial Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Senegal, Benin Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Finland, Cameroon, Morocco, Suriname, India, Sudan and Uganda.
The Ministry also had discussions on how to further implement the open skies Agreement, signed 30 years ago, with the United States of America.
While Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika signed the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) for Nigeria, the Republic of Seychelles Minister of Transport, Mr Anthony Derjacques, signed on behalf of his country.
The Ministers underscored the importance of the BASA as it will among others promote air services and connectivity between both countries, enhance business, and promote tourism.
They both agreed that the signing would further promote the African Union Agenda 2063 and called on citizens of both countries to latch on to the opportunities of the BASA for their mutual benefit.