Five airports in Nigeria will resume commercial scheduled flights June 21, the country’s aviation regulatory authority has said.
In a statement, Tuesday, Musa Nuhu, director-general, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said flights would resume in five airports on June 21, adding that other airports would be added after review and assessment.
“The closure of Nigerian airports to domestic flights has been extended to 2300 on June 21, 2020,” the statement read.
Noting that the gradual start of domestic flight operations would commence on June 21, 2020, Nuhu named the five airports as Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, Omagwa International Airport, Port Harcourt and Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri.
“Other airports will be gradually added to the network after a review and assessment.
“All flights to any airport outside the above five listed airports above shall comply with the existing COVID-19 protocols for approvals,” he stated.
On the resumption of international flights, Nuhu said the airports would remain closed to foreign flights until a resumption date is announced.
“Emergency and essential flights are exempted from this restriction and shall comply with the existing COVID-19 protocols for approval,” he said.