JUST IN:FG Okays July 8th for resumption of domestic flights


By Dirisu Yakubu

ABUJA- The federal authorities, Wednesday, authorised the resumption of home flights throughout the nation’s airports with impact from July eight after months of shutdown attributable to coronavirus pandemic.

Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika who introduced this yesterday additionally disclosed that the flights will begin with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

In an announcement issued late Wednesday night time by James Odaudu, Director, Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Aviation, the Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airports will reopen to flights on the 11th of July, whereas different airports throughout the nation will be part of on the 15th of July.

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“Passengers looking to travel out of the country will have to wait a bit longer as the dates for the restart of international flights into and out of the country will be announced later,” the minister mentioned.

Senator Sirika thanked stakeholders within the aviation business in addition to the Nigerian public who’ve had to deal with the hostile results of the flight suspension for his or her perseverance and cooperation in guaranteeing a profitable return of operations on the nation’s airports.

He suggested passengers to abide by the protection pointers and protocols put in place to make sure that the airports don’t develop into channels of an infection for the dreaded coronavirus.

He additional assured the federal government’s dedication to the speedy restoration of the aviation business.


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