Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) is planning to resume services to Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Thursday, April 20, the carrier's Nigeria Communication Manager, Hakeem Jimo, has said.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Jimo said Lufthansa expected Abuja to reopen on time given the "good progress" made in its runway resurfacing works.

For the duration of the Nigerian capital airfield's closure, many international carriers including Lufthansa, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, and South African Airways have elected to suspend their services there altogether instead of using the prescribed alternative, Kaduna, located almost 200 kilometres away. Only Ethiopian Airlines and a handful of local Nigerian airlines have used Kaduna for the duration of the works, which began on March 8.