FG Announces Resumption Date For Domestic Flights

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The Federal Government has announced that Lagos and Abuja airports will resume domestic operations from July 8, 2020.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this on his twitter handle.

According to him, Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri would resume domestic operations on the 11th of July.

He added that other airports would resume domestic operations on 15th July.

The minister said the date for resumption of international operations would be announced in due course.

“I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. “other airports on the 15th. A date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us, please,” he twitters. Meanwhile, NCAA says Airports to reopen when safe. 

The approval by the Federal Government for the resumption of domestic flights will only be given when it is safe to open the airports and airspace to commercial operations, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said on Tuesday.

Also, the NCAA declared that private jets were not allowed to operate charter flight services. Some private jet owners had been found to be violating this order.

The General Manager, Public Relations Department, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, told our correspondent that although the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had given the approval to resume domestic flights, the airspace would only be opened when it is safe.

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