An Azman airplane has landed in Egypt to airlift the second batch of stranded Nigerians fleeing Sudan.
The airline made the announcement in a statement on Friday.
It said it obtained the necessary approval in Egypt and that its Airbus A340-600 with registration 5N-AAM arrived at the Aswan International Airport at exactly 7:15 pm local time on Thursday from Kano state.
“We are currently on standby to welcome Nigerians to be evacuated,” the statement reads.
The airline said it was delighted to be of great service to the country.
On Monday, Azman Air announced that it got approval from the federal government to commence evacuation on Tuesday.
The first batch of Nigerians evacuated from Egypt by Air Peace arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja at about 11:30 pm on Wednesday.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane conveying another set of Nigerians also touched down at the airport in Abuja at about 12 midnight.
The evacuees were screened by officials of the ministry of health upon arrival in the country.
Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, said each returnee would be given N100,000.