FG asks three foreign airlines to resume operations in Nigeria

Federal Government has given its nod to Lufthansa, Air France/KLM, and Qatar Airways to resume their flight operations in Nigeria.

This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, via his Twitter handle.

The approval followed the gradual ease of the COVID-19 led lockdown, the minister explained that he is discussing with the Ministry of Health, CACOVID, and the Presidential Task force to open Kano, Port Harcourt, and Enugu airports.

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Aviation Minister

He tweeted, “We are working with Ministry of Health, CACOVID & The PTF to open Kano, Port Harcourt & possibly Enugu airports before the end of the year. Also Lufthansa, Air France/KLM has been given go ahead to resume. Qatar Airways is approved to start Abuja. Thank you for your patience.”

Recall that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had earlier updated the schedules of international flights with effect from October 2, 2020.

The agency also pegged maximum passenger per foreign flight at 200, according to a disclosure via its Twitter handle on Saturday.

In a letter addressed to all foreign airline operators flying to Nigeria, NCAA explained that the update followed the request for additional flight frequencies by the airlines.