The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in a letter dated 1st June, 2020 with ref NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/121 to Accountable Managers disclosed the 5 domestic and foreign airports designated for 21 June flight resumption in the country.
- NAMDI Azikwe International Airport Abuja
- Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos,
- Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano,
- Omagwa International Airport,
- Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri
The letter signed by Director General of the NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu stipulated that other airports would be gradually reopened stressing however that the five will adhere to existing COVID-19 protocols for approvals
“The closure of Nigerian airports to domestic flights has been extended to 2300Z on 20th June 2020. The gradual start of domestic flight operations will commence on 21st June 2020 with Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, Omagwa International Airport, Port Harcourt and Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri. Other airports will be gradually added to the network after a review and assessment.
The NCAA boss in the letter stressed that continuous closure of Nigerian airports to international flights will continue until a date of resumption is announced.
The letter also states that Emergency and essential flights are exempted from the restriction and shall comply with the existing COVID-19 protocols for approvals.