KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Tuesday said it plans to resume flights to Nigeria in December, Per Second News gathered.
Hello Nigeria! We are excited to inform you of the gradual resumption of our network, the airline said in a statement. ” From December onwards, fly from Nigeria to Amsterdam with further transfers to other destinations.
Nigeria suspended all international flights in March and has slowly been allowing airlines back into its airspace. Nigeria previously banned KLM and seven other major airlines from resuming operations.
In September, the Nigerian Government announced several retaliatory bans against eight airlines. The bans prevented Air France, KLM Royal Dutch, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Air Namibia, Etihad Airways, and TAAG Angola from operating flights into Nigeria. Additionally, nationals from each airline’s home nation could not travel into Nigeria using another airline.
The ban came in response to several Nigerian nationals traveling on tourist visas being denied entry into other countries amid the ongoing pandemic. Nigeria made it very clear that its airspace would only be open to those who would reciprocate the agreement.