African largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines has said assured passengers in the North and the South of Nigeria of its planned return to Enugu and Kano Airports once the new terminals are officially declared open for operations. Last week on the 6th of April Ethiopian Airlines operated a special flight to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport as part of the gradual process of reopening the airport.
According to a statement by it General Manager, Nigeria, Shimeles Arage, Ethiopian Airlines is the only International Airline that operates to Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu since it was gazetted as an international airport. It is also one of the airlines that operate into MAKIA in Kano. Ethiopian has been operating into Nigeria since 1960 and has stayed with Nigeria during good and difficult times.
When the Abuja airport was closed for repairs ET was the only international airline that flew to the alternative airport in Kaduna. Ethiopian Airlines is eager to provide our passengers with our traditional world class service in the most technically advanced aircraft in the world. Ethiopian is the first airline to bring the B787 Dreamliner to all the 4 airports in Nigeria. It was also the first to bring the Airbus A350 to Nigeria.
Before the Covid19 lockdown Ethiopian Airlines operated to 4 airports in Nigeria. Since the gradual reopening of the airspace in Nigeria only Lagos and Abuja airports were allowed for international flights. With the completion of the new airport terminals and further improvements in Covid19 situation in Nigeria the Federal Government has announced a phased reopening of Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt Airports for international flights. Ethiopian Airlines will soon announce schedules for flight operations to Enugu and Kano.