Hopes of domestic flight resumption in Nigeria on June 21st has been put to rest as the Director General of Nigeria Aviation Authority(NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu stated that the date is not feasible due to the agency’s ongoing preparations to ensure safe and secure skies.
This revelation was made in Abuja on Thursday while fielding questions from journalists during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Nuhu, who was representing the Minister of Aviation Hadi sirika explained” We never said aviation is going to start definitely on the 21st of June. We are supposed to put our report back based on what we have. We have some work to do and as such June 21st is not a feasible date to resume operations on domestic flights. We will not approve the start of operations on any date until we are sure and confirm that we are ready to start safe, secure and organized operations. To do otherwise will be disastrous for all of us,”
Travel Business investigation revealed that some domestic airlines are fully prepared for flight commencement on June 21st as their website ticket portal were fully open for ticket purchase.
Minimum economic tickets were seen sold from NGN 30,000 while minimum business class ticket starts from NGN70, 000
It may be recalled that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 earlier in June hinted of a possibility of opening the Nigerian airspace to domestic flights on June 21st.