Domestic flights to resume July 8

Domestic flight operations are to resume in Lagos and Abuja on July 8, the Federal Government announced on Wednesday.

Dates for the reopening of other airports were also announced.

Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika listed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos because the airports the place operations will resume on July 8.

He stated the airports in Port Harcourt (Rivers State), Owerri (Imo State) and Maiduguri (Borno) will reopen for operations on July 11.

Other airports will be a part of on July 15, Sirika defined.

International passengers will, nonetheless, have to wait because the dates for the restart of worldwide flights into and in another country haven’t been determined.


The airports have been closed for over three months due to the outbreak of Coronavirus within the nation.

Sirika made this identified final night time in a tweet through  his Twitter deal with, @hadisirika.

The tweet reads: “I’m glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume home operations on the eighth of July, 2020.

“Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. Date for worldwide to be introduced sooner or later. Bear with us, please.”


In a press release in Abuja by the Director of Public Affairs of the ministry, James Odaudu, the minister urged passengers to comply with security protocols.

The assertion reads: “Senator Sirika thanks stakeholders within the aviation business and certainly the Nigerian public who’ve had to address the hostile results of the flight suspension for his or her perseverance and cooperation in making certain a profitable return of operations on the nation’s airports.


“Passengers are extremely suggested to comply with all the security tips and protocols put in place to make sure that the airports don’t grow to be channels of an infection for the dreaded coronavirus.

“He assures that authorities will do all inside its powers to guarantee a fast restoration of the aviation business.”

Ahead of the flights resumption, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) carried out dry-run check in Abuja and Lagos airports.

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