The Nigerian Government on Friday announced the postponement of the scheduled resumption of International flights in the country by a week due to what it termed ‘non-aviation logistics.’
The West African country had initially announced it was to resume international flights “anytime” from August 29th.
The new date announced by the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19 in Abuja would now be 5th of September, 2020.
According to the NCAA Director-General, “the aviation sector including the airports is ready to resume on the 29th. However, we have other non-aviation logistics we are still working on mostly to do with the COVID-19 protocols, tests, and online platforms. We need to get this in place so that we will have a smooth and efficient resumption of international flights without difficulties for all the passengers.”