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Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by NwaNimo1(m): 6:50pm On Apr 22
PASSENGERS traveling on international routes through  Malam Aminu Kano International Airport  (MAKIA) are lamenting the shortage  of foreign airlines operating into the airport.

This is just as the abandonment of the airport has forced business activities to be grounded due to low patronage of passengers while some commercial banks operating there have equally shut down.

Presently, only Ethopian airline has since resumed full operations while other airlines earlier operating there are said to have abandoned the airport  and shifted base to either Abuja or Lagos airports even after the recent reopening of the airport for international operations.

Prior to the outbreak of Coronavirus, foreign carriers flying into Kano airport included; Ethiopian, Egypt Air, Saudi Air and Badr airline.

Information gathered has however, revealed that since the reopening of the airport to international flights by the federal government on April 6th, 2021, only Ethiopian airline has since resumed flights with others yet to return.

Many Kano-based passengers and its environs willing to travel out of the country through the Kano airport have been faced with the challenges of having to travel by road to Abuja or Lagos to connect with other foreign carriers to reach their desired destinations.

Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, one of the affected passengers, Alhaji Usman Balla said:  “I  usually travel to Abuja by road to book for flight to China, as we all know, one can be kidnapped along the road and also to travel by air will also cost another expenses to be incurred

For Mr John Jacob, another passenger,  he had to travel to Abuja and lodged in a hotel to catch an international flight the following day, since traveling by road from Kano will take about six to eight hours, a situation that often poses threat to his life.

Commenting on the development, a travel agent, Alhaji Mohammed Askira  while describing the situation as worrisome, lamented how many of his colleagues are running at a loss due to low patronage from customers.

Overwhelmed by the challenges, passengers on the Kano route are appealing to the Federal Government to prevail on the foreign carriers to recommence operations into the Northern city.

https://tribuneonlineng.com/passengers-lament-abandonment-of-kano-airport-by-foreign-airlines/
Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by FishFisher: 6:51pm On Apr 22
Odiegwu

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Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by NwaNimo1(m): 6:56pm On Apr 22
Na by force foreign flights go travel there?

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Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by AustineE1: 7:13pm On Apr 22
Why is it always difficult for the north to achieve anything meaningful without the assistance of the Federal government,i guess there is nothing like merit in northern culture.....the rest of the developed world are getting tired of the north,for how long can others carry the baggage/liability called north.

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Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by Vision4God: 7:15pm On Apr 22
NA only God understands the nation Nigeria. The economy is just one kind..... Lord deliver this country ooo from the hands of the wicked
Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by kayusely70(m): 7:18pm On Apr 22
They're used to being spoon-fed by the federal government, lazy drones!

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Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by horsepower102: 7:21pm On Apr 22
The private sector has spoken loud and clear.

Kano's so called international airport has never been economically viable to begin with. Yet they keep pumping millions of dollars upgrading it while Imo state Airport which is pulling more passengers is neglected.

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Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by Nigeriabiafra82: 7:26pm On Apr 22
Ok
Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by SlayerForever: 7:27pm On Apr 22
It's not by having airport it's by having on ground what it takes to keep it viable and self sustaining. My problem with the upcoming Ebonyi airport.
Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by SlayerForever: 7:28pm On Apr 22
Lalasticlala.
Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by NyamiriSlayer(m): 7:32pm On Apr 22
aaah aah even almijiri people dey fly, wonders shall never end
Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by horsepower102: 7:32pm On Apr 22
SlayerForever:
It's not by having airport it's by having on ground what it takes to keep it viable and self sustaining. My problem with the upcoming Ebonyi airport.

I don't have any problem with Ebonyi airport as long as they are realistic about its potential. If the goal is to make it a viable local airport, then it is realistic. It can serve the whole of Ebonyi state and some parts of Cross rivers and Abia state.

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Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by Princevirus(m): 8:03pm On Apr 22
help. I graduated in 2016 , served in 2018 but no job till now
Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by FarahAideed: 8:05pm On Apr 22
How can the north prosper when they are being guided by the Pantami Jihadist Master Plan

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Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by SlayerForever: 8:17pm On Apr 22
horsepower102:


I don't have any problem with Ebonyi airport as long as they are realistic about its potential. If the goal is to make it a viable local airport, then it is realistic. It can serve the whole of Ebonyi state and some parts of Cross rivers and Abia state.


Okay you have a point.
Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by mytime24(f): 9:49pm On Apr 22
horsepower102:
The private sector has spoken loud and clear.

Kano's so called international airport has never been economically viable to begin with. Yet they keep pumping millions of dollars upgrading it while Imo state Airport which is pulling more passengers is neglected.

dsame tin wil happen to d cross border train frm naija to niger abi na chad sef cheesy no gain wil come out of iT

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Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by Nobody: 12:23am On Apr 23
Why won't the airport be empty when it's only used for Mecca pilgrimage.

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Re: Passengers Lament Abandonment Of Kano Airport By Foreign Airlines by richmanrichard: 2:07am On Apr 24
who wants to die? for your info; if you are a forigner coming to nigeria, your country wud warn you to avoid northern nigeria at all cost.

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