Ahead of the resumption date for international flights, which is scheduled to commence on September 5, the Federal Government has said that only approved airlines will be allowed into the country’s airspace.
According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who disclosed this information in Abuja, the international airlines denied flying approval include air France, KLM, Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola airlines and others.
Two airlines, Carpe Verde and South African airlines, were disapproved due to the fact that international flights were yet to resume in their countries.
The airlines given licence to operate include: Middle-East, British Airways, Delta airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egyptair, Air Peace, Virgin Atlantic, Asky, Africa World Airways (AWA), Air Cote-d’Ivoire, Kenya Airways, Emirate, and Turkish airlines.
The Minister also appealed to the approved airlines to operate within covid-19 protocols to ensure a safe flight, he also added that passengers are required to come to the airport three hours before their flights take off, so that the necessary procedure such as testing and checking their temperatures can be done on time.
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