…international passengers have to wait a bit longer

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the resumption of Domestic flight operation effective July 8th from Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, and Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.

Disclosing this in Lagos, the Nigeria Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika stated that The PortHarcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airports will reopen to flights on the 11th July, while other airports across the country will join on the 15th of July. International flights are however still remained restricted from operation until further notice.

“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,” Sirika said.

The minister thanked the 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.

Sirika while assuring the government’s commitment to ensure rapid recovery of the aviation industry also advised passengers to adhere to safety guidelines and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become channels of infection for COVID-19.

Domestic fare as observed by Travel Business on Dana Airlines ticket portal will be sold between N34,500 and N66,000 for economy class tickets while business class passengers will have to part with as much as N111,600 to N162,000 for a 60 minutes flight.

As reported earlier by Travel Business.

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Domestic flight passengers will now be expected to arrive at the airport three hours before flight departure in order to ensure all protocols, including safety markings, social distancing, hand sanitizing, baggage decontamination, scanning of personal items, etc. are complied with.

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