International flights resumed in Nigeria on Saturday.

An aircraft operated by Middle East Airlines has touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

This development occurred after a five-month closure of the Nigerian airspace to scheduled international flights, due to lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

According to The PUNCH the plane which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, landed at the airport at exactly 02:27 pm, The PUNCH can confirm.

Two other airlines including Delta and British Airways are also expected to begin flight operations at the airport today. The Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, is also expected to reopen for international flights.

In order to ensure compliance and ascertain readiness to resume flight operations, an inspection team from the Lagos State Government visited the MMIA. Earlier on Friday.

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat; the state Transportation Commissioner, Frederic Oladeinde; as well as the state Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, and others, were part of the team that visited MMIA.