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COVID-19: EU evacuates 637 nationals from Nigeria via MMIA, outbreak’s single largest evacuation

EVACUATION of European Union nationals is currently ongoing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos as the European continent has deployed two aircraft to ferry back 637 nationals from Nigeria amid COVID-19 fears. No fewer than 399 Europeans have earlier already been evacuated with an Air France Boeing 777-300ER …

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FAAN disinfects NAIA International terminal to aid fight against COVID-19

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) today spent at least three (3) hours disinfecting the international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport as part of efforts to mitigate the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 Virus This is just as the airport managers are currently disinfecting the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) …

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COVID-19: US plans to leave positive cases behind as it announces citizens’ evacuation from Nigeria

  Insists on 14-day self Isolation for countrymen UNITED States Government has issued a circular announcing that it would soon evacuate its citizens in Nigeria back to America as a result of the outbreak and continued spread of Coronavirus insisting on a 14-day self isolation. In a statement on the …

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COVID-19: Amid ‘no isolation’ fears, 26 Americans land MMIA; fly to Calabar

DESPITE directives by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari GCFR on the continuous closure of the Nigerian air space, 26 Americans today landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) with plans of further travel to Calabar, the Cross River State capital. Information gathered is that …

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FAAN disinfects MMIA, others to curb spread of COVID-19

FOLLOWING the close of all international airports in Nigeria to traffic except for emergencies and essential services and the voluntary reduction or suspension of domestic operations, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced disinfecting some of its major gateways. The lull in air travel has availed the airport …

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Breaking: FG shuts down all airports to international flights, except emergency services from Monday

As COVID-19 cases increases to 22 ALL Nigerian airports are from Monday March 23, 2020 closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights., this is sequel to  the restriction of entry for travelers from the following thirteen (13) countries and restrictions of international flights …

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UK returnee denied boarding on Air Peace flight, isolated as temperature far exceeds normal

A passenger who was said to have returned from the United Kingdom and  slated to travel from Lagos to Asaba on Air Peace flight today, Friday was stopped and isolated by the airline’s Covid-19 screening team when they discovered that his temperature was very high. Information reaching Nigerianflightdeck indicated that …

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Sirika hints at possibility of shutting down Lagos, Abuja Airports

BARELY one day after the announcement that only the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (DNMM) will remain open to and accept international flights, Minister of Aviation; Sen Hadi Sirika has confirmed the possibility of shutting both airports. This means that all international airports …

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COVID-19: NCAA redirects all intercontinental flights to Lagos, Abuja closes others to international travel

NIGERIA Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that effective from 00:01 hours on Saturday 21st March, 2020, the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN), Akanu lbiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN) and Port-Harcourt International Airport Omagwa (DNPO) will be closed to all International flights. This is just as the regulatory …

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COVID-19 – Air Peace downsizes operations, reduces Accra; to suspend Sharjah next week

Suspends Dakar-Senegal; Monrovia-Liberia and cuts down  Freetown; Banjul-Gambia FOLLOWING the huge impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel worldwide, Air Peace has downsized its operations suspending its flights to Dakar-Senegal and Monrovia-Liberia and cutting down its Freetown-Sierra Leone operations and Banjul-Gambia operations to one flight a week. The airline …

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