The Federal Government has increased available seats on international flights to 200 passengers per aircraft operating at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Capt Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, announced the capacity increase to foreign airlines. He noted that the total of 25,200 seats per week is now available to foreign carriers to sell.
“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.”
Capt. Nuhu further urged airline operators to follow the prescribed health protocols.
“You shall ensure that all flight operations are conducted in compliance with COVID-19 health protocols as issued by Aeronautical and Public Health Authorities,” he said.
“With this new development, airlines are bound to make more sales,” he added.
The 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 are the currently approved international airlines to operate in Nigeria.
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