…As Lufthansa, Air France, KLM Get Approval To Resume Operations
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Aviation has stated that it was working with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and other relevant bodies to ensure that all the international airports in the country meet all the safety and health requirements and protocols that would enable them resume international flight operations before the end of the year
Recalled that Port Harcourt airport, the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu are the international airports that are yet to be cleared to resume operations.
A statement issued by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, quoted the Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika, as saying that efforts are being made to ensure that all logistic and policy necessities would be in place to address the difficulties encountered by international travellers, especially with the impending yuletide season.
He expresses his appreciation for the understanding and cooperation of aviation stakeholders in ensuring the smooth reopening of the nation’s airspace.
Similarly, the Federal Government has lifted the flight ban on Lufthansa, KLM and Air France,paving the way for them to resume their operations in and out of the country.
Qatar Airways has also been granted approval to start operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport(NAIA), Abuja.
This follows the approval of their respective flight plans and schedules submitted to the Ministry.
In granting the approvals, Senator Sirika emphasised the need for airlines operating in the country to employ international best practices in handling Nigerian passengers, as government will not tolerate any form of maltreatment of its citizens by any airline.