The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu has announced that the June 21, 2020 date, earlier scheduled for the opening of airports and consequent resumption of domestic flights is no longer feasible.
Nuhu stated this, while representing the Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika at a briefing on the readiness to resume flights.
He stated in an all operators letter (AOL) that, “Following the announcement by the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the resumption of domestic flights, we wish to inform the industry that the resumption of domestic flights has been postponed until such a time when a new date is determined and announced,”
“The closure of Nigerian airports to all international flights will continue until a date of resumption is determined and announced.
“Emergency and essential flights are exempted from this restriction but shall comply with existing COVID-19 protocols for approvals and flight operations.”
Nuhu stated that this directive would stand until NCAA can confirm that it is able to resume operations in a safe, secure, organized and efficient manner.