The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, has made it known that all airports in the country including private airports and airstrips are now open for domestic commercial flights.
Recall the FG reopened 14 local airports when domestic flight operations resumed in July after months of closure caused by the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
The government had also approved the reopening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja as well as the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for international flight operations which commenced earlier this month.
But speaking on Monday, Sirika said all airports in the country including those in Jalingo, Gombe, amongst others could restart operations.
He said, “Regarding approvals for flights within the country – domestic approvals. All airports in Nigeria are now open for domestic flights. Private charter operations will no longer need approvals from us to operate within domestic airports in all government-approved airports and in all government-owned airports.