Federal Government has officially announced the resumption of domestic flights in the country.
This was revealed on Wednesday evening by Minister of avation, Hadi Sirika on the Ministry’s official Twitter handle.
The Domestic flights which have been suspended in Nigeria since March 2020 will finally resume on the 8, July, 2020 according to the ministry of avation.
Sirika who announced on Wednesday, also disclosed that the flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.
According to him, the Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on July 8, while the Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports would resume on the 11th.
Other airports are also expected to resume operations on the 15th.
Sirika, however, noted that a date for the international airports will be announced in due course.
The minster, thank all stakeholders in the aviation industry and indeed the Nigerian public who have had to cope with the adverse effects of the flight suspension for their perseverance and cooperation in ensuring a successful return of operations at the nation’s airports.
As he also called on Passengers to follow all the safety guidelines and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus.
He assures that government will do all within its powers to ensure a rapid recovery of the aviation industry.
However, he said Passengers looking to travel out of the country will have to wait a bit longer as the dates for the restart of international flights into and out of the country will be announced later.