Kigali based Rwanda flag carrier, RwandAir today announced the resumption of passenger flight services to the Nigerian commercial cities of Lagos and its capital city of Abuja. Flight services to both cities will commence from Monday 14th September 2020.
The Nigerian Minister of Aviation had last week confirmed the resumption of passenger flight services into the West African nation on 5th September. He also listed some airlines with permission to fly into the country and those without permission.
RwandAir wasn’t granted permission to operate passenger services due to the expiration of its Foreign Carrier Operating Permit (FCOP). FCOP is a mandatory requirement of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation (Nig. CARS). RwandAir can now operate into Nigeria after “successful submission of the requirements for the Foreign Carrier Operating Permit (FCOP) which has been granted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority”.
Flight schedule as announced will see three weekly flights into Lagos on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays. While flights to Abuja will be twice weekly on Mondays and Sundays. The two weekly flights to Abuja will return to Kigali via Accra.