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US airlines threaten to stop using Nsimalen Airport over disagreement in security screening procedures

Yaoundé (National Times)-Major US airlines are threatening to suspend their flights into or out of Cameroon’s Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport as from Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The decision has been taken because of a fracas over security screening procedures with the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority.

According to the communiqué posted on the website of the US Embassy in Yaoundé on Friday, November 9, 2018, other major airlines are also threatening to suspend their flights into or out of the same airport in the days ahead.

Going by the press release published by the US Embassy, “No U.S. carriers fly into or out of Nsimalen International Airport,” the statement reads.

The US Embassy has therefore cautioned it nationals in Cameroon and those abroad who intend to travel into or out of Cameroon to use the Douala International Airport if they need to undertake international travel.

The Embassy has also urged it nationals to have up to date travel documents  and to properly arrange their travel plans well ahead of time in order to mitigate risk of any potential disruption.



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