Despite the high level of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the federal government has announced that domestic airlines are to resume operations on July 8, 2020.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who made the announcement on Wednesday after a virtual meeting with stakeholders said Abuja and Lagos airports will be the only airports approved for flights operations next week.
Sirika said other airports namely Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri will be opened to flights on the 11th of July and other airports would follow on the 15th, July.
Date for international flights the minister said would be announced in due course.
On Monday this week, the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 after an assessment of the airport’s readiness to restart flights in compliance with the covid-19 protocols lifted the ban on domestic operations