BREAKING: Air France airlifts 399 French nationals out of Nigeria

NEWS DIGEST – Over 399 French national were airlifted out of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Thursday.

The French nationals were flown out by an Air France aircraft which took to the skies about 13.56 hours.

The Nation reports that the French nationals completed all security and health checks before they boarded the aircraft.

Boeing 777-200 is among the aircraft type in the fleet of Air France to a single operation accommodate up to 399 passengers.

The airline had since secured permit from the Ministry of Aviation and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to undertake the operations under the ‘ emergency / special / humanitarian ‘ flights category.