Nigerian Govt to award Ethiopian airline for blazing landing at repaired Abuja airport
For its cooperation and thereafter blazing the trail as the first airline to land at the repaired Abuja International Airport on Tuesday, the Nigerian government has concluded plans to reward the Ethiopian Airline, according the Presidency officials.
Though no detail has been given on that, the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hardi Sirika, hinted on this much when he addressed the media on the successful reopening of the airport, on Tuesday, 24 hours to the Wednesday, April 19 deadline.
Passengers, who boarded Ethiopian Airline debut flight on Tuesday, spoke of easiness with which the lading facilities took place.
Mr. Richmond Edward, a Briton, on board the flight said: “We were kept in the dark about whether we were landing at Kaduna or Abuja, until we were about landing when the pilot announced that were making a landing to Abuja.
“It was a good landing and I look forward to making more journeys through the newly renovated airport.”
Another passenger, Mrs. Lucy Grentuer, a German, who said she was making her first trip to Nigeria, described the airport as very neat and comfortable for any user. “
It is said that for Ethiopian Airline to cooperate with government in using the Kaduna\Airport, as alternative for the six months that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport was shut from passengers, the Federal Government, will adopt the airline as official one for all its employees on assignment outside the country.
Meanwhile more local flights were received at the Abuja Airport on Wednesday to fully mark its reopening.