FG To Allow Flights Only From Countries That Allow Flights From Nigeria
As the country gears towards opening its airspace for international flights, the federal government has said it will enforce the principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume operations.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika announced this on Thursday at the media briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Sirika noted that only airlines from countries that allow flights from Nigeria will be allowed to fly into and out of the country.
Represented by the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, the minister stated that airlines will be notified on the arrangements put in place to ensure that the resumption of flights will be hitch-free.
Sirika also stated that in the meantime, only a few flights per day will be permitted to test run the protocols put in place to ensure a safe return to international operations.
The Minister, later in a statement by his Director of press, James Odaudu said Nigeria’s position is informed by the ban placed by some countries on flights from Nigeria adding that FG’s decision was taken in the interest of Nigerian citizens.