Domestic flights to resume July 8 

Hadi Sirika
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika


The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday announced that domestic flights have been scheduled to resume on July 8, 2020.

Sirika, who announced this in a tweet, said operations would resume at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe Airport in Abuja on July 8 with other airports to follow.

“I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. The date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us,” he wrote.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, announced at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday that the Federal Government had approved the resumption of domestic flights in the country. Flights had been suspended since March, as part of movement restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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