Kaduna International Airport in northwestern Nigeria is set to see its first sustained international services after Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) announced the start of a 3x weekly return service to Addis Ababa from August 1. Operations are on-board B737-800 equipment.

As with many other operators serving the Nigerian capital, Ethiopian Airlines briefly served Kaduna during the temporary closure of Abuja earlier this year.

“With this commitment, Ethiopian has been able to create a missing link; availing easy movement of Africans from one corner to the other," Ethiopian's CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said. "During the temporary closure of Abuja Airport for reconstruction four months ago, we were the first foreign carrier to land at Kaduna Airport, allowing our passengers to experience ultimate comfort on-board our B787-8 Dreamliner."

Ethiopian already serves Abuja, Lagos, Kano, and Enugu in Nigeria.

With Abuja now fully operational, Kaduna has once more resumed its normal services offering flights to Abuja and Lagos via Med-View Airline, Arik Air, Overland Airways, and Azman Air.