Tuesday, November 24

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Etihad Airways Gets FG’s Nod To Resume International Flights
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Etihad Airways Gets FG’s Nod To Resume International Flights

‌Following the decision of the United Arab Emirates to begin visa issuance to Nigerians, Etihad Airways has been approved to operate international flights into Nigeria Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this announcement on Thursday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, which held in Abuja. He noted that the foreign carrier was already talking with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority regarding the process. Similarly, Emirates Airlines are also scheduled to operate flights into the country starting with Abuja and Lagos. He said, “UAE has commenced issuance of visas today. Consequent upon that, Emirates Airlines will begin operations from tomorrow. They are allowed to start daily flights into Abuja and Lagos. “Their sister company from the sa...
International Flights Resumption In Nigeria: List Of Banned & Approved Airlines
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International Flights Resumption In Nigeria: List Of Banned & Approved Airlines

Ahead of the resumption of international flights, the Nigerian government has released the list of international airlines denied approval to operate in the country. “Air France, KLM, Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines, Air Namibia, and Royal Air Maroc are airlines denied entrance into the country,” the aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, said. Nigeria had in August vowed to implement a reciprocity clause by banning flights and airlines from countries that put similar bans on flights from Nigeria as nations open their airspace amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Sirika, while speaking at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing, on Thursday, said only approved airlines will be allowed into the country’s airspace. President Muhammad Buhari had in...
Doctors’ Exodus Looms As International Flights Resume This Week
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Doctors’ Exodus Looms As International Flights Resume This Week

A large number of doctors are set to exit Nigeria once the ban on international flights is lifted this week, The PUNCH has learnt. This is just as The PUNCH observed from data provided by the United Kingdom’s Medical Council that the number of Nigerian doctors migrating to the UK increased by almost 100 between July and August despite the restriction on international flights. Recall that the Nigeria Immigration Service had in July prevented 58 Nigerian doctors from migrating to the UK because they didn’t have visas. It was, however, learnt that following the re-opening of the British High Commission a month ago, many of these doctors had obtained visas and had left even though the restriction on international flights had not been lifted. International flights will resume i...
NCAA Reveals the Five Airports to be Reopened for Operations by June 21
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NCAA Reveals the Five Airports to be Reopened for Operations by June 21

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has said that only five airports will be allowed to open for domestic flights effective from June 21, 2020. A circular signed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu stated that the airports to reopen for operations include Omagwa International Airport Port Harcourt, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri, and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano. The circular added that the Nigerian Airspace remains closed for International flights. The circular in part reads ''Following the announcement by President Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the easing of and the start of second phase on the COVID-19 lockdown...