(Breaking News) FG Lifts Suspension On Int’l Flights, Resume August 29
The Federal Government through the Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosef that international flights that were suspended by the nation’s aviation authorities due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic globally, will resume on August 29 2020.
A statement issued by the
Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu ,explained that as a result, all evacuation flights which were introduced in the country in the wake of the ban on international flights occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, will end on August 252020.
Sirika who made this known at today’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said Nigeria’s international airports have reached advanced stages of preparedness for the resumption of international flight operations.
He further disclosed that, like it was done during the resumption of domestic flights across the country, the international flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.
Emphasis, he stated would be placed on the observation of all the safety and technical guidelines as prescribed by global and health authorities which would be communicated in due course.
“I am pleased to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience” Sirika said.