Ethiopian Airlines has announced that its flight to Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will resume on October 1 this year.
The decision by the airline is coming two years after it suspended its operations in the State.
Ethiopian Airlines General Manager, Shimeles Arage, confirmed the resumption date in a statement issued in Lagos.
“Oct. 1 is Nigeria’s Independence Day and the flight to Enugu on that day will reinforce Ethiopian Airlines’ good relations with Nigeria since the first flight to Nigeria in 1960,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Arage.
The Airline had suspended operations back in 2019 when the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria shut down the airport for renovation.
Henrietta Yakubu ,General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN had in August 2019 said “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, hereby notifies airlines, passengers and all other stakeholders that effective 00:00 on 24th August, 2019, the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu will be closed for major repairs and works on the airfield.”
But in August 2020, the Federal Government reopened the airport following an official ceremony by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.