Nigeria Grants Flight Resumption to Air France/KLM, Lufthansa & Qatar Airways


The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government Tuesday informed Air France/KLM, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways that they could now resume their international flight operations in and out of Nigeria.

The notification for the Federal Government’s approval to these airliners were confirmed in a tweet by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

The minister also explained the effort of the Ministry of Aviation in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to ensure that some other three airports in Nigeria are reopened.

According to him, “We are working with Ministry of Health, CACOVID and the PTF to open Kano, Port Harcourt and possibly Enugu airports before the end of the year.

“Also Lufthansa, Air France/KLM have been given go-ahead to resume operations.

“Qatar Airways is approved to start Abuja.

“Thank you for your patience.”

The Federal Government had March 2020 shut down all airports to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Domestic flights later resumed in all airports in July while international flights resumed at the Lagos and Abuja airports in September.

Idowu Sowunmi