International flights to and from Nigeria have resumed after the West African nation imposed a lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Guardian Nigeria reports.
The country’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos has reportedly welcomed the first set of international carriers according to the publication:
The first commercial scheduled flight, Middle East Airlines (MEA), arrived Lagos at about 2.20 p.m. from Beirut. British Airways aircraft from London was being expected at about 5 p.m. local time.
Similarly, more airlines have expressed readiness to begin flight services this week. Emirates has announced that it would resume passenger services to Lagos and Abuja on September 7 and 9 respectively. Ethiopian Airlines will resume Lagos flights on September 8, while Abuja is scheduled for September 7.
The Nigerian Government has said it is satisfied with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)’s preparedness to handle an influx of international travellers jetting into the country.
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