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NCAA postpones airport reopening, resumption of flights

NCAA postpones airport reopening, resumption of flights
June 21
11:36 2020

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced that the resumption of domestic flights and airports reopening has been postponed until a new date is pronounced.

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Musa Nuhu, the director-general of NCAA, disclosed this in an all operators letter (AOL).

“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 letter read.

“The closure of Nigerian airports to all international flights will continue until a date of resumption is determined and announced.

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“Emergency and essential flights are exempted from this restriction but shall comply with existing COVID-19 protocols for approvals and flight operations.”

This comes after Nuhu said, on Thursday, that NCAA announced that it won’t approve the resumption of flight operations until it confirms that it is able to start in a safe, secure, organised and efficient manner.

Answering questions on the readiness to resume flights, Nuhu who represented Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, at the PTF briefing said June 21 is not a feasible date to resume flights.

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The nation’s airports were closed on March 23, 2020, to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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