KLM resumes suspended services to Nigeria

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KLM today resumed services to Nigeria after suspending its operations to the country last week due to fuel shortages.

The Dutch airline, which offers services from Amsterdam to Abuja and Lagos, said it was forced to cancel the majority of its flights to Nigeria from 11 January due to being unable to obtain fuel for the return legs.

KLM's inability to secure fuel resulted from the Nigerian government's decision to abolish fuel subsidies, which led to the country's labour unions calling a series of national strikes.

The airline, which runs three flights a week to Abuja and daily flights to Lagos from Amsterdam, ran special flights on 13 January to the two destinations. The Abuja fight refuelled in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, while the Lagos flight refuelled in Lome in Togo.

Today's service to Lagos will again stop in Lome to change cabin crew, but a KLM spokesperson said that from tomorrow normal operations will be resumed.