With the lockdown being eased gradually, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika recently revealed that international flights will resume across the country starting from August 29th, 2020.
It will be recalled that International flights were suspended owing to the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic .
According to Sen. Sirika who revealed this at the Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s international airports have reached advanced stages of preparedness for the resumption of international flight operations.
In his words, “I am pleased to announce the resumption of international flights from August 29, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience”
Furthermore, the Minister asserted that, following the same procedure used for the resumption of domestic flights across the country, international flights will begin
with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.
In addition, emphasis will be placed on the observation of all the safety and technical guidelines as prescribed by global and health authorities which will be communicated in due course.
The aviation minister noted that non-pharmaceutical measures including physical distancing, wearing of nose masks, washing of hands, and temperature checks will remain in place.
Elsewhere in Anambra, Governor Willie Obiano is intensifying efforts to complete the ongoing Anambra Airport. As described by Ex Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, the airport which is extraordinary in size and design will have the longest runway when completed.