FG lifts ban on Lufthansa, Air France
The Federal Government has approved Lufthansa, Air France, and KLM to resume international flights
operation into Nigeria.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed in a tweet on Tuesday.
The Minister hinted at the possibility of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Port Harcourt
International Airport and Enugu Airport accommodating foreign travellers before year-end.
The tweet read, “We are working with Ministry of Health, CACOVID & The PTF to open Kano, Port Harcourt &
possibly Enugu airports before the end of the year. Also Lufthansa, Air France/KLM have been given go-ahead to
resume. Qatar Airways is approved to start Abuja. Thank you for your patience.”
In September, the Nigerian government barred some airlines from entering the West African nation as it
resumed international flight operations.
The airlines include Air France, KLM Royal Dutch, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, RwandAir, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc, and TAAG Angola.
Some of the airlines were denied permission to enter because Nigerians with tourist visas have been banned
from entering those countries. The ones that fell under this category were: Air France, KLM Royal Dutch,
Lufthansa and Etihad Airways.