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Flights resumption: FG bars AirFrance, KLM, Etihad, Lufthansa, others

*BA, Virgin, Delta, Airpeace, EgyptAir, Emirates cleared for operations

Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and other airlines have been barred from flying into Nigeria as international flights resume on Saturday, September 5.

Nigerian air space was closed to international flights in March due to the coronavirus pandemic; the Nigerian Aviation Ministry has announced a tentative date for resumption.

However, South African Airlines, Etihad, Rwandair, TAAG Angola Airlines and others, were barred from flying into and out of the country.

The list of the airlines denied entry and those given approval to operate into the country was released in Abuja on Thursday by the Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika

He clarified that some airlines were denied approval because international flights were yet to resume in their countries.

The two affected airlines are Cape Verde and South African airlines.

The airlines cleared for operations include: ” British Airways, Delta Airline, 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 warned that the approved airlines are expected to operate within COVID-19 protocols. Sirika also issued further guidelines for arriving and departing international passengers.

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