Chinazor Megbolu |
Foreign airlines, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa have on Tuesday announced flights resumption into Nigeria.
The airline operators also hinted they received approval to resume operations in Nigeria.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, in a tweet, @hadisirika, noted that Qatar Airways has also received approval to operate in Abuja as well.
He stated that Air France and KLM airlines were not granted approval for flight operations immediately after lockdown was eased last September due to tourist visa holders are not allowed entry in the airlines originating nations.
“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,” Sirika said in the tweet.
Recall the presidential task force on Covid-19 (PTF) had restricted 10 airlines from operating in the country when international flight resumed on September 5, 2020
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