Africa’s top national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines evacuated a total of 187 Canadians and resident permit holders from Nigeria on May 21, 2020.
The passengers departed Lagos Murtala Mohammed International Airport on a B787 to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport onward transfer to Canada.
Ethiopian Airlines has been operating regular flights between Addis Ababa and Toronto, Canada for years.
More Canadians are expected to be evacuated as arrangements are ongoing.
Ethiopian airlines as an airline is ready to operate any flight as an evacuation when requested by the respective government and agencies.
As at now the Airline has already operated such flights and is having an on going discussion to evacuate Canadians and Canada resident permit holders from Nigeria.
Ethiopian Airlines is not yet contracted to evacuate Nigerians From Canada.
That is the responsibility of the Nigerian Government and its agencies to choose partners for such evacuation.