The Federal Government has increased available seats on the flights of international airlines to 200 passengers per aircraft operating into the two designated airports , Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport , Abuja .
The Director – General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority , Capt Musa Nuhu , in a statement on Saturday , noted the approved capacity increase to all foreign airline operators flying into Nigeria through the Air Operators Letter dated October 2 , 2020 , which is also the effective date of the updated flight schedules .
Nuhu said , “ Following the partial resumption of international flights approved by the Presidential Task Force and the subsequent request for additional flight frequencies by airlines , an updated flight schedule is hereby given .
“ The Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos with the new update is to see , on the average, 2 , 200 passengers daily , while the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport , Abuja , is to witness , averagely , 1 , 400 passengers on a daily basis . A total of 25 , 200 seats per week is now available to foreign carriers to sell . ”