The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, made this known during a media briefing on Friday in Abuja.
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Ethiopian Airlines has already ordered 22 A350-900s, of which 16 aircraft have been delivered.
The airline said in a statement that the flights would operate on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of every week, for now.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday
This followed the recent reopening of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on September 5.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, gave the details when he spoke at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 news briefing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday
An online medium had alleged that Nigerian officials delayed the Ethiopian Airlines flight for eight hours to “scalp” every available ticket to the highest bidders.
They were ferried to the country at their own expense by a chartered flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, made the first batch of evacuees
The Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York announced the changes in a statement issued on behalf of the Nigerian Missions in the US on Tuesday
The consulate-general disclosed this in a notice signed by the Consul-General, Benaoyagha Okoyen, on behalf of the Nigerian Missions in the US on Sunday
The statement said from April 6 to 8, three US Consulate-organised chartered flights operated by Delta Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines repatriated 850 American citizens from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos to the United States
Ethiopian Airlines’ Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde GebreMariam, made this known on Saturday in Lagos
According to the newspaper, the couple arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport at about midday.
They flew in with the commercial flight of Ethiopian Airlines
Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace, says Nigeria does not need the assistance of any foreign airline to establish a new national carrier for the country.
Firihiewot Mekonnen, the General Manager, Ethiopian Airlines (Nigeria), said in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday that the claim that the ECRA was seizing foreign currencies in excess of $3,000 from transit passengers for failing to declare them was false.
Africa’s largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, says it is ready to offer support for the success of the Nigeria Air project, if called upon by the Federal Government.
The passenger aircraft, ET-901, had departed the Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa at about 9:10am Ethiopian time, which was 7am Nigerian time
The General Manager of the Nigeria operations of the airline, Firihiewot Mekonnen, in a statement, blamed the incident on bad weather
The Eagle Online reports that Obasanjo was among past presidents who were absent at the inauguration ceremony of President Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja