The Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos has been cleared by the Federal Government to increase its daily aircraft passenger limits for international airlines to a maximum of 200 passengers per operating aircraft.
This means the MMII airport would have an average of 2,200 daily passengers.
Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr. Musa Nuhu, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Saturday.
He communicated the approved capacity increase to all foreign airline operators flying into Nigeria through the Air Operators Letter (AOL) dated October 2, which is also the effective date of the updated flight schedules.
He said, “Following the partial resumption of international flights approved by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and the subsequent request for additional flight frequencies by airlines, an updated flight schedule is hereby given.
“The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with the new update is to see on the average, 2,200 passengers daily, while the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, is to witness averagely, 1,400 passengers on daily basis. A total of 25, 200 seats per week is now available to foreign carriers to sell.’’
Mr. Nuhu encouraged the operators to follow the prescribed health protocols.
“You shall ensure that all flight operations are conducted in compliance with COVID-19 Health protocols as issued by Aeronautical and Public Health Authorities.’’
He confirmed that the 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 were the currently approved carriers to operate into the country.Follow us on social media