The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared that domestic flights which have been suspended in the country since March 2020 will finally resume on the 8th of July, 2020.

This disclosure was made by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika on Wednesday through a statement released by James Odaudu, Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, Abuja.

Senator Sirika further disclosed that the flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos, respectively.

According to him, “The Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri airports will reopen to flights on the 11th of July, while other airports across the country will join on the 15th of July”.

Meanwhile, members of the public seeking for the opening of international flights 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.

In the mean time, the minister has extended his appreciation to 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 however advised Passengers to follow all the safety guidelines and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports do not become channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus, with assurances that “government will do all within its powers to ensure a rapid recovery of the aviation industry”.


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