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Domestic Flights May Resume On 21st June – FG

Nwogbunyama Emeka



domestic flights resume

domestic flights resume

The federal government has asked the aviation sector to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21.

According to Sani Aliyu who’s the National coordinator of the presidential task force on COVID-19, the aviation industry is to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from the 21st of June onwards.

“Airlines must ensure physical distancing by reducing passenger capacity and ensure the provision of sanitisers and personal protective equipment as well as carrying out temperature checks at the point of entry and departure and ensuring that airports are not congested by either travelers or airports staff.”

Nigeria’s Airports and airspace have been on closure since March as part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on his part said industry stakeholders should start developing protocols towards flight resumption. He said that planes that the parked planes would undergo servicing to ensure they are safe to fly.

Sirika cautioned owners of private aircraft who have been in the habit of asking for permits to fly within the country despite the restrictions in place to desist from doing so.

In addition, he also warned against people allowing themselves to be scammed by people outside the approving authorities.

Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.