Covid-19: Suspended in-flight services to resume aboard domestic operations immediately

In-flight services by domestic airlines in the country suspended in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic will now resume immediately, according to the Federal Government.

Hadi Sirika Minister of Aviation

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, wh confirmed the development in a statement by the Director, Public Affairs Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu said that the Minister made this known at the weekly media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Monday.

According to the Minister, the decision was taken in consideration of the businesses involved in the provision of in-flight refreshments which have been adversely affected by the suspension.

He however said that modalities and protocols for the resumption of the services would be worked and rolled out by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) which will be in line with international practices.

Sirika also reiterated the plan to resume international flight operations at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and the Port Harcourt International Airport.

According to him, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 will be visiting the airports for simulation exercises to ascertain their readiness for international operations.

The Minister also informed that a technical working group comprising agencies involved in the facilitation of passengers has been set up to ensure that all standards required for seamless operations at the airports are earmarked for resumption of international flights.

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