The federal government has given Lufthansa, Air France/KLM approval resume operation of international flights into Nigeria.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a tweeton Tuesday by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
He also hinted that Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Port Harcourt International Airport and Enugu Airport may allowed to carry out international flights the end of 2020.
According to Sirika, Qatar Airways has also been granted approval to resume flights to Abuja.
“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 have been given go-ahead to resume. Qatar Airways is approved to start Abuja. Thank you for your patience,” he wrote.
Recall that the federal government had in September banned 10 airlines from entering Nigeria as it commenced international flight operations following the lifting of restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
The airlines include Air France, KLM Royal Dutch, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, RwandAir, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc and TAAG Angola.
Some of the airlines were denied permission to enter because Nigerians with tourist visas have been banned from entering those countries. The ones that fell under this category were: Air France, KLM Royal Dutch, Lufthansa and Etihad Airways.