The number of available seats on flights of international airlines has been increased to 200 passengers per aircraft.
This was announced by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt Musa Nuhu, in a statement yesterday.
The airport affected includes the two designated airports, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Nuhu said, “Following the partial resumption of international flights approved by the Presidential Task Force and the subsequent request for additional flight frequencies by airlines, an updated flight schedule is hereby given.
“The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with the new update is to see, on the average, 2,200 passengers daily, while the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, is to witness, averagely, 1,400 passengers on a daily basis. A total of 25,200 seats per week is now available to foreign carriers to sell.”
Nuhu went on to advise that all prescribed health protocols must be duely followed, saying, “You shall ensure that all flight operations are conducted in compliance with COVID-19 health protocols as issued by Aeronautical and Public Health Authorities.”
Nuhu listed the currently approved airlines to operate in the country to include British Airways, Middle East Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, Africa World Airlines, Asky, Air Cote d’Ivoire, Delta Airlines and Egypt Air.
He expressed hope that airlines would make more sales with the new development.