Abuja, Lagos airports resume flights on July 8, others July 11 – Aviation Minister

NEWSMAN, Abuja – Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika on Wednesday announced that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos will resume full domestic operations on July 8th, one week from now.

Sirika in a statement on Twitter announced that other airports such as “Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th”, the aviation minister said.

The Abuja and Lagos airports had in the past one week been undergoing fumigation, test flights and reconfiguration in preparation for resumption of domestic flight operations.

Robots were also introduced at the Abuja Airport on Saturday to help in checking the temperatures of passengers and guiding them, a first in any Nigerian airport.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has on Monday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the lifting of ban on local flights and interstate movement, Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha had announced at a briefing in Abuja.

Nigerians currently await when the ban on international air travel will also be lifted.

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