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Emirates earns N24bn from Nigerian ticket sales in 2014

E mirates Airlines, which operates more than 14 weekly flights to and from Nigeria, has realised N24 billion from ticket sales in the country in 2014, stakeholders disclosed on Tuesday. Akin Olateru, an aviation lawyer, who disclosed this at the launch of a travel portal by Sesby’s Travel and Tours in Lagos, lamented that Nigeria was yet to realise the economic potentials that lie in the Aviation sector, adding that a developed aviation sector could help add to job creation and revenue from taxes to the Nigerian government as money from crude oil sales fall. According to him, the aviation sector is a technical one that must be harnessed with seasoned professionals and good infrastructure as it is done in other parts of the world. He said over the years, Nigeria has been putting a round peg in a square hole as it concerns aviation adding that foreign airlines which have good infrastructure in their bases come to the country and make billions of naira. He lamented that most airl