Why FG moves resumption of int’l flights to Sept 5

The Federal Government has shifted resumption of international flights billed for August 29 to September 5.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced this on Thursday.

The resumption date was earlier billed for August 27.

The Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu, explained that the resumption was postponed to ensure all non-aviation logistics are put in place.

Nuhu while speaking at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, on Thursday, said this is to ensure the smooth and efficient resumption of the flights.

“Since the announcement that international flights will resume anytime from August 29, the aviation sector has worked assiduously to be ready for this date.

“The sector including the airports are already working towards this line. However, we have other non-aviation logistics we are still working on and it has mostly to do with COVID-19 protocols test and open the online platform.

“We need to get all these ready and in place so that we have a smooth and efficient resumption of the international flights without difficulties for passengers,” he said.

Nuhu said all COVID-19 protocols to be followed for international flights will be released before the new resumption date.

He also said a comprehensive list of countries from where passengers will not be allowed to fly into Nigeria will be released next week.

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