Terror alert: British Airways resumes after cancelled flights - PUNCH
NOVEMBER 01, 2022
British Airways has resumed its London-Abuja flight after cancelling the flight for two days due to the security alerts on terrorism issued by the United States and United Kingdom governments.
The United States Mission in Nigeria had issued a security alert over the risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, especially in the Federal Capital Territory.
After cancelling its Abuja-bound flight on Friday and Saturday, the airline has now changed its flight schedule to Abuja with effect from Sunday.
In a memo issued to its trade partners, the airline said the temporary schedule change to and from Abuja, effective from October 30th to November 7, 2022 was “due operational constraint.”
The airline, however noted that its London-Abuja flight would now be departing by 0810 hours and arrive 1515 hours instead of the previous 22:25 hours and 4:40 hours.
On Thursday, the BA83 flight from London-Heathrow to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja was suddenly diverted to Lagos.
The development caused outrage among the affected passengers who complained that there was no adequate notice.
Although BA did not provide any reason for the decision, the diversion of the flight might not be unconnected with the terror alert in Abuja with several foreign missions including the US, UK, Australia, Germany, among others issuing travel warnings to their citizens.