Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, has resumed passenger flights from New Jersey, United States, to Lagos and Abuja.
Ahead of the resumption of international flights, the Nigerian government has released the list of international airlines denied approval to operate in the country.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says there is no going back on the September 5, 2020 date for resumption of international flights as all preparations have been completed.
The Federal Ministry of Aviation has announced that the international flight resumption earlier scheduled to resume on 29th August has been shifted to 5th September 2020.
Some 208 stranded Nigerian citizens departed New Jersey for home on Thursday night in the ninth evacuation flight from the United States.
The Nigerian High Commission in Ottawa, Canada has announced an indefinite suspension of its activities.
The Asaba Airport on Monday recorded its first flight, four days after it was reopened by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
A total of 2, 933 Nigerians evacuees returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday, while 292 others were repatriated.
China has eased entry restrictions for nationals from 36 European countries, months after thousands were left stranded when the country closed its borders and slashed flights to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Nigeria will resume domestic flights from next Wednesday, the aviation minister said, in a move to ease COVID-19 restrictions.