COVD-19: First International Flight Lands In Lagos


The first international flight on Saturday landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State.

This is coming after five months of the closure of the Nigerian airspace due to lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal government had shut down air space in order to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

The aircraft operated by Middle East Airlines touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The plane which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, landed at the airport at exactly 02:27 pm.

Recall that the federal government of Nigeria had on Friday released the schedule for the resumption of international flights in and out of Nigeria.

This follows the earlier announcement by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the partial resumption of international flights as from 5th September 2020.

As previously reported by Naija News, only two airports were approved to resume international flight operations – the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, and Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The timetable released on Friday by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in a statement signed by Captain Musa Nuhu, DG/CEO of the NCAA noted that the number of incoming passengers into Nigeria has been limited to 1,280 per day for each airport but there is no limit to the number of outgoing passengers.

Also, each operator has only one frequency on the approved day of operation.


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