May 30, 2016 – British Airways: We Didn’t Pull Out Of Nigeria, $575 Million Debt A Rumour
BA has denied reports that it has pulled out of Nigeria due to the $575 million Nigeria currently owe the airline from tickets sold in the country.
The spokesman for the Airlines, Mr Kola Olayinka denied the report in a statement released yesterday.
In his words:
“ Our attention has been called to reports in several newspapers Sunday that British Airways is considering an exit from Nigeria.” “British Airways has a long history in Nigeria, having begun operations in the country 80 years ago as Imperial Airways.
“Nigeria remains a strategic market for BA and our operations locally are very strong. We have not issued any statements at any time indicating that we are on the verge of terminating operations in the country. We will continue to operate to Nigeria.”