The Federal Government on Monday, September 14, announced the reopening of all domestic airports in the country.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
The Minister said, “Regarding approvals for flights within the country – domestic approvals. So, all airports in Nigeria are now opened for domestic flights including those that are in 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.
He added, “However, those airports that are private airports, which I called government-approved airports that are private, the operators should check the safety status with NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority). Such airports like Jalingo, Uyo, Asaba, Gombe, Nasarawa, Damaturu, Osubi, etc. So, you won’t need any approvals from the minister but you should kindly check with these kinds of airports regularly with the NCAA which is normal. However, all flights out of the country and into the that are private charter will still do need approvals for those kinds of flights including technical stops will be needing approvals.”