The Federal Authorities by way of the Ministry of Aviation has mentioned Air France and Lufthansa Air that have been beforehand restricted from flying into Nigeria can now function within the nation’s airspace.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Tuesday through his official Twitter deal with.
The minister famous that Qatar Airways had been granted related approval to renew flight to Abuja, including that the airline may very well be authorised to function flights on the Mallam Aminu Kano Worldwide Airport, Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport and Enugu Airport earlier than year-end.
Sirika mentioned, “We’re working with Ministry of Well being, CACOVID & The PTF to open Kano, Port Harcourt & presumably Enugu airports earlier than the tip of the yr.
“Also Lufthansa, Air France/KLM has been given go ahead to resume. Qatar Airways is approved to start Abuja. Thank you for your patience.”
Air France and Lufthansa have been among the many eight airways barred by the Federal Authorities from flying into the nation as a result of international locations of origin of these airways barred Nigerians from coming into their international locations regardless of having one of many lowest instances of COVID-19.
The remaining six airways are KLM Royal Dutch, Etihad Airways, RwandAir, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc and TAAG Angola.