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Nigeria reopens all airports for domestic flights

All airports in Nigeria are now open for domestic flight operations, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Monday. He made the announcement in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, adding that approvals for flights within the country would not be needed from the ministry again, as all airports had been cleared for domestic …

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Ghana resumes international flights after 5 months of Covid-19 break

Ghana reopens air borders to international travel on 1 September after closing them in March to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Delivering his 16th address to the nation since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic on Sunday, President Akufo-Addo announced that government had decided to re-open the airport because public health officials can now conduct rapid tests to enable …

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Nigeria’s Enugu International Airport Reopens amid Fanfare

After more than a year of closure for rehabilitation and reconstruction works, the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu in southeastern Nigeria was reopened for operations on Sunday. The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) shut down the airport on 24 August 2019 for repairs following outcry over its deplorable state, especially its runway. Speaking during the official reopening on Sunday, …

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Nigeria bans flights from EU countries as international operations set to resume

When Nigerian airports resume international operations on 29 August, flights from EU countries would not be allowed. The decision was announced on Thursday in Abuja by the country’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika. According to him, Nigeria is enforcing the principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume operations in the country. This means that countries that ban …

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Nigeria to resume international flights on 29 August, Aviation minister announces

Nigeria will resume international flight operations on August 29, the Federal Government has announced. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement on Monday in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He explained that the process for the resumption of international flights in the country would be similar to that of the domestic flight …

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Nigeria get set to resume international flights

The Federal Government of Nigeria has begun the process of restarting international flights. In a briefing on Thursday by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the PTF National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, said approvals have been given for aviation authorities to commence the process for the resumption of international flights. Aliyu said the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and other aviation …

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Kenya, Rwanda resume international flights under strict Covid-19 rules

Kenya handled its first international flights on Saturday since they were suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Rwanda on the same day reopened its airport for foreign travel. Kenya Airways’ first flight took off from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to London while RwandAir, the country’s flag carrier, restarted flights from Kigali International Airport to Dubai in …

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Nigeria: Incoming international passengers to undergo COVID-19 test at airports

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, has said that inbound passengers from foreign trips will henceforth be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at the Nigeria airports. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), made this known on Monday (27 July) at the daily briefing of the task force in …

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Passenger flights resume at Kenyan airports

Kenyan airlines resumed domestic passenger flights on Wednesday after a break of more than three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kenya Airways, and its sister carriers, Jambojet, Safari Link and Fly 540, were among local airlines that resumed operations following the lifting of the restriction of movement in and out of Nairobi and Mombasa counties last week. Kenya Airways …

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Enugu Airport: Minister announces new date for completion of reconstruction works

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has assured Nigerians that the rehabilitation work at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport runway Enugu will be completed by August 30. He made this known on Tuesday during a working visit to ascertain the level of work at the international airport. Sirika explained that the work progress is currently at the last stage of …

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Nigeria to ban travellers from some countries over COVID-19

As Nigerian government prepares for the resumption of commercial international flights into and out of the country, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed that citizens from some countries would be banned from gaining entry into Nigeria to ensure safety at its airports and the country in general. The minister made the disclosure on Monday in Abuja while speaking at the …

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Flights resume at Nigerian airports with strict COVID-19 safety protocols

Regular operations have resumed at Nigeria’s two leading airports after a break of three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic flights recommenced at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja on Wednesday, 8 July. However, the turnout of passengers was low as Channels Television monitored activities at the domestic wing of the Murtala …

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Flights to resume at Nigerian airports on 8 July

Flights will resume at Nigerian airports on 8 July, the federal government has announced. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known via his official Twitter handle on Monday. The minister explained that the resumption of commercial operations would begin with the Lagos and Abuja airports on 8 July. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri would resume from July …

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Nigerian airports prepare for reopening, introduces new flight protocols

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Saturday, 27 June held dry run simulation exercises at the domestic terminals of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, respectively. FAAN has been conducting a dry run of flight operations as domestic airlines prepare to resume commercial flights. The exercise, which was aimed at assessing the readiness …

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Nigeria announces reopening date for its airports

Nigeria has announced a reopening date for its airports as part of government’s relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures in the country. According to a circular issued by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday, five airports will resume domestic operations on Saturday, 21 June. The airports are Omagwa International Airport Port Harcourt, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed …

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Brussels Airlines suspends flights over coronavirus pandemic

Due to travel restrictions as a result of the global outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19, Brussels Airlines has suspended its flights. According to a press statement by the airline’s CEO, Dieter Vranckx, the Belgian carrier will suspend its operations from 21 March until 19 April. “All passengers with a ticket booked before or on 31 March (with flights until …

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