BREAKING: First International flight lands in Nigeria after COVID-19 lockdown

Following the resumption of international flight after a long break occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, the first international flight has landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday afternoon.

This is coming barely 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.

It was gathered that the plane which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, landed at the airport at exactly 02:27 pm thus ending the long term suspension of foreign flights into the country following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Prior to the arrival of the MEA airline with full passengers, journalists including local and international media with all aviation authorities including families of incoming passengers were on the ground even though under the Covid-19 guidelines to receive their loved ones.

It would be recalled that the federal government at the weekend barred Air France, Lufthansa and three others from flying into the country’s air-space. The government, however, cleared British Airways, Emirates and seven other airlines for flight opera-tions that will commence with about 2,360 passengers in Lagos and Abuja airports.

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