Airlines suspend operations at Lagos airport over curfew

FAAN to divert Lagos Airport flights to E Wing tomorrow
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Flight operations at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos have been suspended following the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Airlines with scheduled flights are already notifying passengers of the development.

African World Airlines (AWA), in a tweet, advised passengers to either rebook their flights or request a refund.

“Due to the 24-hour curfew imposed in Lagos from 1600hrs today, we have canceled flights AW 222/AW223 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, and AW 208 / AW 211 on Wednesday, October 21, 2020,” it wrote.

“Passengers are urged not to proceed to the airport for these flights and contact us for rebooking/refund.”

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Henrietta Yakubu, said all airlines are obliged to obey the Governor’s directive.

Sanwo-Olu imposed the curfew, which took effect from 4pm on Tuesday after violence broke out in various parts of the state amid #EndSARS protests.

Hoodlums exploited the situation unleashing attacks on protesters and security formations. 



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