Nigeria: Federal Government to reopen its domestic airports by June 21, picks five airports to operate. | AfriTV Online

The Nigerian Federal Government has set June 21 as the new date to resume local flights within the country, picking only five airports to run operations and leaving the rest closed till further notice.   According to a circular signed by the Director-G...

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Nigeria: Federal Government to reopen its domestic airports by June 21, picks five airports to operate.

Published by: Tobillionaire
06/03/2020 10:31 AM

The Nigerian Federal Government has set June 21 as the new date to resume local flights within the country, picking only five airports to run operations and leaving the rest closed till further notice.

 

According to a circular signed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, and sent to operating airlines in the country, the regulator stated clearly that the country’s airspace still remains closed to international flights, but domestic flights could resume come June 21, with Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Omagwa International Airport Port Harcourt, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, and Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri, being the only five airports picked to kickstart operations. Stating clearly that the process is meant to be a gradual one which will include the other airports across the country in due time after proper reviews and assessments.

 

Nigeria’s airports and airspace have remained shut since March 2020 by the Federal Government as part of efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the aviation sector was tasked on June 1 by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 to come up with protocols that will aid the resumption of local flights in the country from June 21.

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