In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, September, 2020

FG Reopens All Airports For Home Flights

FG Reopens All Airports For Domestic Flights




Home flight operations in Nigeria have resumed after the federal authorities on Monday introduced the opening of all airports within the nation.


The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who introduced this in Abuja at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Activity Power on COVID-19, nonetheless, famous that operators flying into private- owned airports should know the standing of such airports.


In July, the Federal Authorities opened 14 airports managed by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, after shutting the services for a number of months in a bid to curb the unfold of COVID-19.


Sirika had acknowledged that different airports can be opened as quickly as they met the protection protocols required to curb the unfold of the virus.


Talking on the PTF briefing on Monday, the minister mentioned approvals for flights throughout the nation wouldn’t be wanted from the ministry once more, as all airports had been opened for home operations.


He mentioned, “All airports in Nigeria at the moment are open for home flights, together with these which might be for personal constitution operations.

“They (operators) will now not want approvals from us to function domestically inside government-owned airports. Nonetheless, for the non-public airports, operators ought to verify their security standing with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

“Such airports are Jalingo, Uyo, Asaba, Gombe, Nasarawa, Damaturu, Osubi, and many others. So that you don’t want any approval from the minister, however you must verify the standing of those airports with the NCAA.”


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On worldwide chartered flights, Sirika mentioned approvals can be wanted.


He mentioned, “All flights in a foreign country which might be non-public constitution will nonetheless want approvals for these form of flights, together with technical stops.

“So with this, it implies that the approvals which might be despatched by way of the NCAA, NAMA and myself will stop and if there’s any change, it is going to be so suggested accordingly.”


Sirika additional defined that the federal government’s approval to sure worldwide carriers to start out working into Nigeria was based mostly on the carrying capability of the nation’s airports at current.


He mentioned the choice was a collective one taken by the PTF, including that the non-approval of another airways was to not trigger any diplomatic hiccup between Nigeria and different international locations.



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