The Middle East Airlines touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday, becoming the first international airline to land in the country for over five months due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The plane which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, landed at the airport at exactly 02:27 pm.
All airports were closed to both domestic and international flights in March as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The airports were, however, reopened for domestic flights in July.
The Federal Government had earlier announced that international flights in and out of the country will resume in August.
But the resumption was delayed as relevant authorities made final preparations to ensure all COVID-19 preventive measures are in place at the different international airports.
Two other airlines, Delta Airways and British Airways, are also expected to begin flight operations at the airport today.
The Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, is also expected to reopen for international flights.