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One year after closure, international flight resumes in Kano airport

Oluwasina Phillip

International flight operations resumed at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Tuesday after over one year of its closure due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had in March said the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport would be reopened for international flights on April 5.

The Minister also said the Port Harcourt and Enugu airports would be reopened for international flights.

The Ethiopia Airlines plane with registration number: 5N- ATH landed at MAKIA on Tuesday at 1.30pm and departed with no fewer than 84 passengers at exactly 3pm.

The business community and lawmakers from Kano at the National Assembly had expressed concern over the continued closure of the airport which had impacted negatively on travel demands at the airport.

The Federal Government had at the beginning of the ban on international and domestic travels shut down airports across the country to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

The government had later reopened the Lagos and Abuja airports for international flights.

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