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JUST IN: FG fixes July 8 for domestic flight resumption

By Monsuru Olowoopejo

Days after lifting ban on interstate travel ban, the Federal Government has approved July 8th, 2020 for resumption of domestic flight operations in the country.

It stated that travellers would have opportunity of using Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe Airport in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja for their domestic flight service.

Announcing the date, minister for aviation, Hadi Sirika, in a statement on Wednesday, assured Nigerians that other airports would follow after to reduce travel time in the country.

Sirika stated that three days after the commencement, flight operations will resume in Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri in Imo State, and Maiduguri in Borno state and that other airports would be open for operations four days after.

The minister, however, stated that the date for commencement of international flight operation would be announced after due consideration.

He said: “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”.

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