COVID-19: Abuja, Lagos Airports Get July 8 Flight Resumption Date

  • Minister Sirika hints on July 11; 15 for nationwide operations

BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, is positive that the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will resume domestic flight operations beginning Wednesday, July 8, 2020

This heartwarming news came the way of aviation industry operators and stakeholders through Sirika’s tweets on Friday night.

He  however said on his twitter handle that government will, in due course, communicate to the public likely date for commencing international flights when all necessary measures to contain COVID-19 spread are in place.

According to him, aside Lagos and Abuja airports resuming operations on July 8, others that include Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports, have been scheduled to restart flights schedules on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

The Minister further hinted that going by the new normal arrangements in the aviation sector, other airports nationwide are expected to re-commence operations on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

“I am glad to announce that Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020.

“Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. Date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us, please”, Sirika tweeted.

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