The federal authorities on Thursday, made it clear that solely authorized airways shall be allowed into Nigeria’s airspace, as worldwide flights resume September 5.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, acknowledged this through 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.
Nevertheless, the Minister mentioned Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Angolan TAG, Air Namibia and Royal Air Maroc are usually not authorized to function flights into the nation.
“Now, at this level, it is necessary that we announce the airways which are allowed for operations into the nation. Those not authorized are Air France. Center East Airways is authorized for under Lagos (airport). British Airways (is) authorized – allowed entry beneath Covid-19 protocol.
“The explanation for Air France is that vacationers enterprise holders are usually not allowed entry. KLM not authorized for a similar motive as Air France. Delta Airways, no restrictions – USA, we’ve got an Open Skies with them and so they additionally enable us in.
“Qatar Airways are allowed and authorized beneath Covid-19 protocol. Etihad, not authorized. Ethiopian Airways allowed entry beneath Covid-19 protocol. Egyptair authorized, allowed entry beneath Covid-19 protocol.
“Rwandair not authorized. Air Peace, not relevant, they’re our personal service in Nigeria, we thank them. Virgin Atlantic, authorized, allowed entry beneath COVID-19 protocol. Air Namibia, not authorized. Asky, authorized. Royal Air Maroc, not authorized. African World Airways, Ghana, authorized.
“Air Cote d’Ivoire, authorized. Lufthansa, not authorized. Kenya Airways authorized. Emirates Airways, authorized. Turkish Airways, authorized. Cabo Verde not relevant as worldwide flights are usually not resumed. Angolan TAG, not authorized. South African Airways not relevant as worldwide flights are but to renew,” he mentioned.