The Federal Government through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirka, has approved the resumption of domestic flight operations in 14 airports after months of closure due to lockdown caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister who had earlier announced that international flight operations might be resuming before October 2020 made this announcement in the early hours of Sunday via his Twitter handle.
Glad to announce that the following airports are open for full domestic operations, hence ministerial approvals in and out of them is not required. This includes private and charter operations. We will keep you informed on the reminder airports in due course, please. 🙏🏽🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/ojFHkAOagt— Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) July 26, 2020
The airports are the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja; Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Port Harcourt International Airport, Omaguwa; Sam Mbakwe Aiport, Owerri.
Others include Maiduguri Airport, Maiduguri; Victor Attah Airport, Uyo; Kaduna Airport, Kaduna; Yola Airport, Yola; Margaret Ekpo Airport, Calabar; Sultan Abubakar Aiport, Sokoto; Birnin Kebbi Airport, Kebbi; Yakubu Gowon Aiport, Jos; and Benin Aiport, Benin.