Hadi Sirika, Honourable Minister for Aviation

Nigeria reopens airspace to Air France, KLM, Lufthansa to resume flights

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Following a retaliatory measure the country had taken against certain international airlines in the thick of a prolonged Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown to curb spread of the pandemic, Nigeria has lifted a ban on flights into the country by Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways respectively.

ConsumerConnect reports Hadi Sirika, Honourable Minister for Aviation, stated this in tweets via his verified Twitter account Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

The Minister noted that the Nigerian Government is also working to open three additional airports in the country to international flights “before the end of the year”.

Earlier, Nigeria Africa’s most populous country of over 200 million people ─ had barred some airlines as it resumed international flights September 5, 2020, during the lockdown to curtail the spread the virus.

According to the government, the ban at the time was specifically in retaliation for similar restrictions meted out to Nigeria in the host countries of the foreign airlines.

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