FG seeks resumption of direct flight to USA

The Federal Government is seeking the resumption of direct flight operations into continental United States of America via Houston, Texas.

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo who is on a working visit to Houston disclosed that he is also using the opportunity to solicit for investors for the Nigeria aviation industry.

Tunde Moshood, Special Assistant to Keyamo on Media and Communications told journalists that the Minister was a guest of honour at the Fidelity International Trade & Creative Connect that was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las America, Houston, Texas where he met with the Mayor of Houston, Texas, Sylvester Turner and his team members.

The meeting, according to him was attended by eminent members of the Nigerian community in Texas where Keyamo discussed issues of bilateral relationship regarding the resumption of direct flights from the US to Nigeria.

“I spoke with the Mayor of Houston Texas, and his team to advance talks regarding the resumption of direct flights from Houston to Nigeria”, the Minister informed.

Another interesting diplomatic consideration the two envoys looked at is the opening of a Nigerian consulate in Houston.

Recall the Mayor, Sylvester Turner had visited Nigeria earlier in the year to initiate discussions on the possibility of having the mutually beneficial diplomatic relationship of the United Airlines flights resumption and the opening of Nigerian Consulate in Houston.

The visit also saw the Minister touring the developing Aerospace of the city in Elington, saying “during my visit to Houston, I also took time to visit the fast developing Aerospace of the city in Elington.

I met Mr. Arturo Machuca, Director of Elington Airport and Houston Spaceport and his team who did a detailed presentation to us and conducted us round the Aerospace. We were well guided on the development of our own Aerospace”.