Coronavirus: First International Flight Lands In Lagos
The first international Flight Landed on Saturday at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State.
This comes after five months of the closure of Nigeria’s airspace due to a lockdown caused by a coronavirus pandemic.
The federal government had shut down the air space to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
The aircraft run by Middle East Airlines landed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The plane that took off from Beirut, Lebanon, arrived at the airport at exactly 02:27 p.m.
Recall that on Friday, the Nigerian federal government announced a timetable for the resumption of international flights to and from Nigeria.
This follows on from the previous statement by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the partial resumption of international flights as of 5 September 2020.
As previously stated by Top Gist Portal, only two airports have been approved to resume international flights – Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, and Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
The timetable set out by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in a statement signed by Captain Musa Nuhu, DG / CEO of the NCAA, on Friday noted that the number of incoming passengers to Nigeria was limited to 1,280 per day for each airport, but there is no limit to the number of outgoing passengers.