Azman Air held a rescue operation onboard an Airbus A340-600 airlifting hundreds of stranded Nigerian students, taking them away from Ukraine as Russia’s invasion continues.
Earlier today, an Azman Air’s Airbus A340-600 departed from Budapest International Airport, carrying hundreds of Nigerian citizens fleeing the war in Ukraine. The aircraft landed at the international wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja at precisely 8:41 pm, local time, according to the airline. This was the fifth humanitarian flight held by Nigerian airlines. Previously Air Peace and Max Air operated three and one services, respectively.
Over 1,000 Nigerian citizens have fled Ukraine in the last few days as Russia invades its neighbor. Many of the stranded Nigerians ended in Poland and Hungary and quickly started looking for a way to fly back home.
Since then, the Federal Government of Nigeria has begun several humanitarian flights evacuating up to 1,076 Nigerians, according to reports by local media outlets. One of those flights was operated by Azman Air, a Nigerian carrier based in Kano.
Azman Air employed its Airbus A340-600, registration 5N-AAM, to operate the humanitarian services. In a statement posted on social media, the airline said,