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International flights resume August 29

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Five months after the suspension of international flights as part of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, yesterday, said the affected players would resume operations on August 29.

Consequently, all evacuation flights are ending on the 25th of this month.

During a briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the minister said Nigeria’s international airports had reached advanced stages of preparedness for the resumption of foreign trips.

He noted that like it was done during the resumption of domestic flights nationwide, the international flights would commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Emphasis, Sirika stated, would be placed on observance of the safety and technical guidelines prescribed by global and health authorities that are to be communicated in due course.

“I am pleased to announce the resumption of international flights from the 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,” he said.


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