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Ethiopian Airlines Set to Return to Enugu After 2-Year Absence


Africa's leading airline, Ethiopian Airlines, will be resuming its flight to Enugu the Eastern Heartland of Nigeria on 1 October, 2021.


The 3 times a week flight will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Initially, the flight will operate On Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays of every week for now.


October 1 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 centre of administration in the former Eastern Nigeria.


Ethiopian Airlines operates to four airports in Nigeria including Abuja, Lagos, Kano, and Enugu.

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