The Federal Government on Tuesday resumed foreign flights at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), a year after they were suspended over COVID-19 concerns.
The flights resumed at the new terminal of the international wing of the airport on Tuesday.
Ethiopian Airlines operated the first flight which arrived at the international wing of the airport on Tuesday afternoon.
It was gathered that more flights are expected on Wednesday.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had earlier announced dates for the resumption of international flights at the Enugu, Kano and Port Harcourt airports.
He said, “we will be opening Enugu airport on the 3rd of May 2021, Kano on the 5th of April, 2021 and Port Harcourt on the 15th of April, 2021 for international flights.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in March 2020 ordered the suspension of international flights to limit the spread of the virus and halt imported cases.
The government later approved the reopening of international flights in batches beginning with Lagos and Abuja international airports.