These are the Domestic Flights that will resume next week

Airtel Nigeria Call services
Abuja Airport
Abuja Airport
Social sharing

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 as the airports where operations will resume on July 8.

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

Other airports will join on July 15, Sirika explained.

International passengers will, however, have to wait as the dates for the restart of international flights into and out of the country have not been decided.

Abuja Airport
Abuja Airport

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

Sirika made this known last night in a tweet via his Twitter handle, @hadisirika.

The tweet reads: “I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020.

“Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. Date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us, please.”

In a statement in Abuja by the Director of Public Affairs of the ministry, James Odaudu, the minister urged passengers to follow safety protocols.

The statement reads: “Senator Sirika thanks 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.

“Passengers are highly advised 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.”

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

About 9News Nigeria 6590 Articles
9News Nigeria, Global Breaking News Platform, News from Nigeria, News from Africa, Nigerian News, African News

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

UBA Bank
  • Brief History of Donald Trump You Must Know About

    Coronavirus: President Trump Finally Fulfills Promise, Sends 200 Ventilators To Nigeria

    Social sharing

    Social sharingUS President Donald Trump has finally fulfilled his promise to send ventilators to Nigeria. Trump, in a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in Read more

  • BREAKING!! Russia Approves World’s First Coronavirus Vaccine. Putin’s Daughter Vaccinated

    Social sharing

    Social sharingVladimir Putin announced on Tuesday morning that Russia has registered the world’s first vaccine against coronavirus. He says the vaccine is effective in forming Read more

  • Stevia plant

    HEALTH & LIFESTYLE: Does Stevia Help with Weight Loss?

    Social sharing

    Social sharingThe bottom line is that the only way to lose weight is to create a calorie deficit by eating fewer calories than your body burns Read more

  • BREAKING!! China Seals Off Entire Village After One Person Died Of Bubonic Plague Disease

    Social sharing

    Social sharingThe unnamed patient died of circulatory system failure after contracting the bubonic plague, health authorities have confirmed, although it’s unknown how they caught it. Read more

  • Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    Activists oppose release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes (GMM) in Africa

    Social sharing

    Social sharingIn Summary • Global Prolife Alliance claims the technology used on the mosquitoes is “very” harmful. • The organisation leader, Dr Philip C. Njemanze, Read more