British Airways operates in, out of Abuja hours after UK travel ban
British Airways on Monday flew passengers in and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The flight operated hours after the ban placed on Nigerians by the United Kingdom took effect.
The Nation learnt that the flight, which arrived at almost full capacity, left with fewer passengers.
According to a source at the airport, no Nigerian was on board the aircraft that left for the United Kingdom.
It was learnt that the few passengers the airline airlifted to the United Kingdom were the United States of America- bound passengers who were transiting.
The official however declined to give further details about the flight.
A source at the International wing however disclosed to The Nation that about 190 -200 passengers arrived in Abuja while the airline departed with less than 40 passengers.
He said: “British Airways landed in Abuja this morning with about 190-200 passengers and left less than 40 passengers. No Nigerian was onboard and most of the passengers out of Abuja today are the United States America bound passengers.”