By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Federal Government of Nigeria has given approval to some airlines to begin operations prior to the anticipation of September 5 date for the reopening of Nigeria’s international airspace.
This was made known by the Honourable Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika on Thursday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, where the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 held its press briefing after the inspection of some facilities at the airport.
News headquarter gathered that some Airlines that made the list are presented thus in no particular order, they include the following, Air Peace, Virgin Atlantic, AWA Ghana, Air Ivory, Middle East Airlines and British Airways.
Others are Delta Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airways, Egypt Air, Coast, Kenyan Airways, Emirates Airlines and Turkish Airlines.
Some of the airlines that were not approved are: Air France, Etihad Airways, KLM, Air Namibia, Rwanda Air, and Lufthansa.
Sen.Sirika further noted that Kenya Airways and Middle East Airlines will kick-off the international airlifting from Lagos on Saturday being 6th September, 2020, while Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airways, Emirates Airlines, AWA, and Middle East Airlines will follow suit from Abuja later in the day