Plane lands in Abuja airport after six weeks repair
After six weeks of closure, a plane has landed in the rehabilitated Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, signifying the reopening of the nation;s main gateway.
Reports say the test flight came from Kaduna international airport. Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, was said to be on board the aircraft.
The airport was closed on March 8 to enable the federal government carry out repairs on the runway after about two decades of neglect.
A brand new Airbus A350-900 belonging to Ethiopian Airlines is also expected to touch down at the Abuja airport on Tuesday, according to the airlines management.
Ethiopian Airlines was the only foreign airline that made use of the Kaduna airport during the period that flights were diverted from Abuja. However, Nigerian airlines have released schedules of Abuja flights, starting from Wednesday.