JUST IN: First Int’l flight lands Lagos, SEE list of banned/approved airlines to Nigeria

There was palpable joy on Saturday as the first international flight landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

This is coming after five months of the closure of the Nigerian airspace due to lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

The aircraft operated by Middle East Airlines touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

According to reports, the plane which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, landed at the airport at exactly 02:27 pm.

Details shortly

Meanwhile, the following airlines are banned from Nigeria:

– Air France
– KLM
– Etihad
– RwandAir
– Air Namibia
– Royal Air Maroc
– Lufthansa
– TAAG Angola
– South African Airways.

Those granted permission to enter Nigeria are as follows:

Lagos:

– British Airways
– Delta (USA)
– Emirates
– Qatar
– AWA
– Kenya Airways
– Middle East Airlines

Abuja:

– British Airways
– Egypt Air
– Emirates
– Ethiopian Airlines
– AWA
– Middle East Airlines
– Turkish Airlines

The ban is as a result of their country’s inability to allow Nigerian airlines to access their airspace

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