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FG Approves July 8 domestic flight resumption

The Federal Government has announced its approval for resumption of local flights in the country starting from July 8.

This was announced by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday in Abuja.

The Minister however said that flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos only from July 8.

In a statement issued late Wednesday night by James Odaudu, Director, Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Aviation, the Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airports will reopen to flights on the 11th of July, while other airports across the country will join on the 15th of July.

“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,” the minister said.

Sirika thanked stakeholders in the aviation industry as well as 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.

The Minister appealed to passengers to adhere strictly to safety precaution guidelines and protocols put in place at the airports to ensure non spread of the infectious coronavirus disease in the airport.

He assured airport operators of government commitment to full recovery of the aviation sector business.

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