Nigerians willing to travel abroad will wait a bit longer – Aviation Ministry.


Nigerians willing to travel abroad will wait a bit longer – Aviation Ministry

Domestic flights between Lagos and Abuja will resume on Wednesday July 8.

The Federal Ministry of Aviation announced on Wednesday evening that flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos on the 8th of July. The Ministry also announced date will be decided for international travel.

Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airport will reopen on the 11th of July, while the other airports in the country are set to restart operations on the 15th of July.’

‘‘Passengers looking to travel out of the country will have to wait a bit longer as the dates for the restart of international flights into and out of the country will be announced later,’’ The Ministry said.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika thanked the Nigerian public and stakeholders in the aviation industry “who have had to cope with the adverse effects of the flight suspension” for their cooperation in ensuring the country resumes operations in the airports.

Nigeria banned International flights into the country on March 21, after the country’s coronavirus cases doubled from 12-22. The airport closure was meant to last one month but as cases grew globally, the date of resumption got postponed. Domestic flights between Lagos and Abuja will resume on Wednesday, July 8.



Federal Ministry of Aviation, Nigeria


Minister of Aviation Sen. @hadisirika who announced on Wednesday, also disclosed that the flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

9:13 PM · Jul 1, 2020

He also said, ‘’I thank stakeholders in the aviation industry and indeed the Nigerian public who have had to cope with the adverse effects of the flight suspension for their perseverance and cooperation in ensuring a successful return of operations at the nation’s airport.’’


The Minister, while assuring that government will do all within its powers to ensure a rapid recovery of the aviation industry, advised passengers to follow all the safety guidelines and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus.


Nairametrics had reported a few days, that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the aviation ministry, conducted a dry test run of domestic flight operation for the Lagos and Abuja airports a few days ago. This was in preparation for the resumption of flight operation.


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had also introduced some new measures for both passengers and non-passengers in preparation for the resumption of flight operations at the airports.


Hadi Sirika


I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. Date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us, please

8:40 PM · Jul 1, 2020

Government of Nigeria


Domestic flight operations are resuming in Nigeria, as follows: Abuja & Lagos Airports will reopen on July 8, 2020 Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri: July 11, 2020 Other Airports: July 15, 2020 Please note this applies only to Domestic flights.





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  2. Reply

    Can they wait that long

  3. Reply

    Nigerian we keep deceiving each other

  4. Reply

    Since the local flights are open already, they should open the international ones too

  5. Reply

    Nigeria my country

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    Very interesting

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  9. Reply

    Nice one

  10. Reply

    Its true talk, they have to wait a bit

  11. Reply

    Please they should open it

  12. Reply

    This is really good and interesting to know

  13. Reply

    Good article

  14. Reply

    Exactly, the index is increasing out there

  15. Reply

    Nice article

  16. Reply

    But celebrities can travel las las this life no balance

  17. Reply

    please they should not open because of covid19

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    Nigerian My Country

  19. Reply

    Good article

  20. Reply

    Nawa o
    Abeg open something jarr.u ppl should stop deceiving we d masses as if d covid 19 is dat much its nt dat much in Nigeria compared to oda countries

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    Not good

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