Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will resume flights to Enugu Airport from the 1st of October, two years after the east African giant suspended flights to the southeastern state of Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement by its General Manager, Shimeles Arage, in Lagos on Sunday, stating that every week there would be a flight on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with B787 Dreamliner, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
What Ethiopian airlines said
“Oct. 1 is Nigeria’s Independence Day and the flight to Enugu on that day will reinforce Ethiopian Airline’s good relations with Nigeria since the first flight to Nigeria in 1960,” Arage said.
He added that flights were suspended from Enugu due to renovations of the airport done by the FG to improve the runway.
“Before the closure of the airport for runway repairs, Ethiopian was the only international airline flying to Enugu,” he added.
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However, the sanctions placed on airlines that convey passengers from restricted countries and travellers who are non-Nigerians remain.