International Flight Operations Resume in Nigeria Aug 29, Says FG

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The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government Monday announced August 29 as the resumption date for international flight operations, months after the aviation space was shut due to global novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced the date on behalf of the Federal Government, explained that international flights would first resume at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and Nnamidi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

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He indicated that other international airports would resume operations in due course.

According to him, “I am glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020.

“We shall begin with Lagos and Abuja airports as we did with the domestic flight resumption.

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“Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course.

“We thank you for your patience.”

Meanwhile, the management team of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced inspection of facilities at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos to ensure preparedness ahead of reopening.

Idowu Sowunmi