By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu, announced on Saturday that Nigeria had increased seats on flights of international airlines to 200 passengers per aircraft.
Nuhu, via a letter to airlines, said the development followed the Presidential Task Force (PTF) approval and subsequent request for additional flight frequencies.
The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, which are currently designated for international operations are to see on the average, 2,200 and 1,400 passengers daily, respectively, with a total of 25, 200 seats per week now available to foreign carriers to sell.
Approved carriers, according to the directive include: British Airways, Middle East Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, Africa World Airlines, Asky, Air Cote d’Ivoire, Delta Airlines and Egypt Air.
All air operators are expected to follow prescribed health protocols.
The new directive took effect October 2.