flights will resume in Nigeria on Sunday, 21 June 2020. This will be three
months after the airport closure.
re-opening of the declaration on Monday night. The date was uncertain earlier
in the day when the Presidential Task Force consulted on COVID-19.
Ministry’s Director of Public Affairs, announced that June 21 is now certain. It
quoted the Minister, Hadi Sirika, as saying approved protocols for safe
operations will be strictly implemented.
the resumption date is to enable the operators to adhere to all the necessary
industry regulations, without which they cannot take to the skies after being
dormant for some time.
is a highly regulated one.” Sirika confirmed consultations between the ministry
and the industry’s stakeholders.
ways to operate profitably, while ensuring safety of travelers upon resumption.
against flouting restrictions until they are reviewed. The minister reiterated
that planes approved to fly are only “those on essential services”.