Finally, domestic flights resume Wednesday, next week


Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika said domestic flights which had been suspended in Nigeria since March 2020 would finally resume on the 8th of July, 2020.

Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation James Odaudu, said the Minister on Wednesday, disclosed that the flights would commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

Odaudu added that the Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri airports would reopen to flights on the 11th of July, while other airports across the country would join on the 15th of July.

He said passengers looking to travel out of the country would have to wait a bit longer as the dates for the restart of international flights into and out of the country would be announced later.

Odaudu said the Minister thanked stakeholders in the aviation industry and indeed the Nigerian public who have had to cope with the adverse effects of the flight suspension for their perseverance and cooperation in ensuring a successful return of operations at the nation’s airports.

He said passengers were highly advised to follow all the safety guidelines and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus.

Odaudu assured Nigerians that government woukd do all within its powers to ensure a rapid recovery of the aviation industry.

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