Federal Government has granted Lufthansa, Air France/KLM the approval to resume operation of international flights into Nigeria.
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 has been given go ahead to resume. Qatar Airways is approved to start Abuja. Thank you for your patience🙏🏽🇳🇬
— Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) November 17, 2020
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure in a tweet on Tuesday.
Sirika also added that Qatar Airways has been granted approval to resume flights to Abuja.
The Minister hinted at the possibility of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Port Harcourt International Airport, and Enugu Airport accommodating foreign travelers before year-end.
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.