Lufthansa, Air France/KLM, Qatar Airways to resume operations – FG


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

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika

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

Following 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.

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.”

What you should know

Recently, Nairametrics reported that Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) updated the schedules of International flights with effect from October 2, 2020, as the agency stated that a maximum of 200 passengers are allowed per flight.

This was disclosed by the agency 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.


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