Ethiopian Airlines has concluded plans to resume flights to Enugu the Eastern Heartland of Nigeria.
In a statement by the General Manager of the airline in Nigeria, Shimeles Arage, the three times a week flight will be operated with B787 Dreamliner.
The flight operations will initially operate on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays of every week for now.
Arage, said October 1st, is the Nigerian Independence day and the flight to Enugu on that day will reinforce Ethiopian Airlines good relationship with Nigeria since the first flight to Nigeria in 1960.
Ethiopian Airlines stopped flights to Enugu in 2019 when the Nigerian Aviation Authorities closed the airport to refurbish the airport runway. Before the closure of the airport for runway repairs Ethiopian was the only international airline operating into Enugu.
The airport was officially opened to domestic flights in 2020 and to international flights in August 2021. Enugu is the capital of Enugu State and was the center of administration in the former Eastern Nigeria.
Ethiopian Airlines operates to four airports in Nigeria, Abuja, Lagos, Kano, and Enugu.