Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, has announced the resumption of flights to Enugu Airport in Southeast Nigeria from October 1, 2021. This is coming after 2 years of flight suspension, following airport renovations.
The General Manager, Shimeles Arage, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, adding that every week there would be a flight on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with B787 Dreamliner.
“October 1 is Nigeria’s Independence Day and the flight to Enugu on that day will reinforce Ethiopian Airlines’ good relations with Nigeria since the first flight to Nigeria in 1960,” Arage said.
He added that flights were suspended from Enugu due to airport renovations done by the Federal Government to improve the runway,
“Before the closure of the airport for runway repairs, Ethiopian was the only international airline flying to Enugu,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on flights coming into the country from India.
This was disclosed by the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, via a new travel protocol released on Sunday, which indicated that the ban has been lifted.