he Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), located in the ancient city of Kano in the Northern part of Nigeria has resumed international flights.
NaijaOnPoint.com (TNG) reports the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) made this known with the arrival of a Ethiopian Airlines international flight.
MAKIA is one of Nigeria’s oldest international airports. Apart from being a major transit point for the annual Muslim Haji to Mecca, MAKIA is a major connection point for air travellers going from Northern Nigeria to different parts of the world.
In the 1980s, the airport was named after a prominent Kano-born Nigerian statesman, Mallam Aminu Kano, a nationalist, politician and dogged fighter for the poor masses in the country.
However, with the outbreak of the dreaded Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the FG in 2020 shut the international wing of the airport as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the virus.
TNG reports international flights resumed at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport with the arrival of a Ethiopian Airlines flight on Tuesday.
— Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (@FAAN_Official) April 6, 2021