Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Owerri, P/Harcourt airports to reopen June 21

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Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu

Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu

 

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has authorized five airports namely Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, Omagwa International Airport Port Harcourt, and Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri, to reopen for operation on June 21.

This was contained in a circular to airlines signed by NCAA Director-General, Capt Musa Nuhu.

In the circular dated June 1, NCAA said the country’s airspace is still closed to international flights while domestic flights could start from June 21, as announced on Monday by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

“The gradual start of domestic flight operations will commence on 21st June 2020 with Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, Omagwa International Airport Port Harcourt, and Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri.

“Other airports will be gradually added to the network after a review and assessment,” the agency said.

All the airports in Nigeria were closed to commercial operations on both the domestic and international routes on March 30 on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.