The Minister of Aviation Hon. Hadi Sirika Today announced that Nigerian airlines will resume international flight operations by August 29, 2020. Starting with Murtala Muhammad international airport, Lagos (MMIA) and Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja (NAIA).
The Minister disclosed this Today, via his official twitter handle.
Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience.🙏🏽🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🙏🏽
— Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) August 17, 2020
Domestic flight operations began across the country on July 8 with the Lagos and Abuja airports while Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports reopened on July 11.
The national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, had on August 6, asked the aviation authorities and airline operators to begin the process for the resumption of international flights.