Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to resume flights to Enugu Airport from the 1st of October, two years after the African giant suspended flights to the southeastern state of Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement by its General Manager, Shimeles Arage, in Lagos on Sunday, stating that every week there would be a flight on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with B787 Dreamliner.
Africa’s largest carrier ceased its operations in Nigeria following the renovations of the airport’s runway and facilities.
Arage noted that before the closure of the airport for runway repairs, Ethiopian was the only international airline flying to Enugu.
“Oct. 1 is Nigeria’s Independence Day and the flight to Enugu on that day will reinforce Ethiopian Airline’s good relations with Nigeria since the first flight to Nigeria in 1960.”
To effectively tackle the covid-19 and to comply with international travel regulations to ensure travelers safety, Ethiopian Airlines started operating flights with fully vaccinated crew on 23rd June.
The CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said that the airline has bought and imported more than 37,000 vaccine shots for the employees and stakeholders.