ONE hundred and sixty (160) Nigerians today were successfully evacuated from the United States of America landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA).
The aircraft departed for Abuja from Newark (EWR) Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Sunday 10th May 2020 by 9.15pm
The aircraft, a 270 passenger capacity Boeing 787 flight Number ET 509 with Registration ET-AOQ operated arrived the country’s Federal Capital Territory at about 11:05am today on Sunday, May 10, 2020 the expense of the travelers.
The evacuees have been taken to a secure location for isolation in five luxurious buses and two normal buses which were on ground to ensure the passengers have limited contact with people as part of the guidelines of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Recall that the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, on behalf of the Nigerian Missions in United States of America, confirmed the one-way flight being arranged for the evacuation of stranded Nigerian nationals in the USA to Abuja on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
According to the Consulate all travelers are expected to fly economy class at the projected cost between $1,300 and $1,700 per adult, with the usual provision of appropriate percentage reductions for children and infants for the one-way economy ticket.