Airlines resume flight operations in Lagos as Sanwo-Olu eases curfew

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Dana Air and Arik airlines have announced their readiness to resume flight operations from Lagos airport tomorrow, Saturday following the lifting of the curfew imposed by the state government.

The 24-hour curfew was imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday to forestall further breakdown of law and order following violence as a result of #EndSARS protests.

However, the Governor relaxed the curfew on Saturday, saying that people could “now go out between 8am and 6pm in Lagos from Saturday.”

The Governor also warned against protests in the state, saying, “Enough is enough”.

Spokesman for Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa said, “Following our earlier announcement on cancellation, we are pleased to inform you that we will resume full flight operations from tomorrow, Saturday, the 24th of October 2020.”

Ezenwa also said that tickets purchased for flights within the period of the curfew remains valid and can be ” rescheduled for free by sending an email to [email protected]”.

“Once again, our heart goes out to our brothers and sisters who lost lives and properties during the protest, ” he said.

Arik Air has also said it will be resuming limited flights to some destinations where there are no curfews.

“Specifically, the airline will be operating flights from its second hub in Abuja to Port Harcourt, Ilorin, Benin, Kano and Yola.

“On Friday, Arik Air will operate one flight each from Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja to Port Harcourt, Ilorin and Kano. Also, on Saturday, the airline will operate one flight each from Abuja to Port Harcourt, Benin and Yola,” Arik spokesman, Banji Ola, said.



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