The federal authorities on Thursday, made it clear that solely permitted airways shall be allowed into Nigeria’s airspace, as worldwide flights resume September 5.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, acknowledged this throughout the media briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.
Sirika famous that solely the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport in Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport in Lagos, would reopen for worldwide travels.
He listed Egyptair, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Airways, AWA, Kenya Airways and Center East Airways as airways permitted to function into the Lagos airport.
Sirika additionally listed British Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian, AWA, and Center East Airways as airways allowed to function into the Abuja airport.
Nonetheless, the Minister stated Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Angolan TAG, Air Namibia and Royal Air Maroc usually are not permitted to function flights into the nation.
“Now, at this level, it is necessary that we announce the airways which might be allowed for operations into the nation. Those not permitted are Air France. Center East Airways is permitted for less than Lagos (airport). British Airways (is) permitted – allowed entry below Covid-19 protocol.
“The explanation for Air France is that vacationers enterprise holders usually are not allowed entry. KLM not permitted for a similar purpose as Air France. Delta Airways, no restrictions – USA, now we have an Open Skies with them they usually additionally enable us in.
“Qatar Airways are allowed and permitted below Covid-19 protocol. Etihad, not permitted. Ethiopian Airways allowed entry below Covid-19 protocol. Egyptair permitted, allowed entry below Covid-19 protocol.
“Rwandair not permitted. Air Peace, not relevant, they’re our personal service in Nigeria, we thank them. Virgin Atlantic, permitted, allowed entry below COVID-19 protocol. Air Namibia, not permitted. Asky, permitted. Royal Air Maroc, not permitted. African World Airways, Ghana, permitted.
“Air Cote d’Ivoire, permitted. Lufthansa, not permitted. Kenya Airways permitted. Emirates Airways, permitted. Turkish Airways, permitted. Cabo Verde not relevant as worldwide flights usually are not resumed. Angolan TAG, not permitted. South African Airways not relevant as worldwide flights are but to renew,” he stated.