THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has directed the managements of the Benin and Yakubu Gowon, Jos, airports to resume full domestic operations.
The clearance means 14 airports are now fully cleared for domestic flight operations since the June 21 resumption of civil aviation.
According to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the approval granted by FAAN for the reopening of the two airports was sequel to both airports satisfying the requirements on post COVID -19 Restart Guidelines and Health Protocols
The Director General of the NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu in two separate letters dated July 24,2020 to the FAAN Managing Director, Capt, Hamisu Yadudu, approved the resumption of commercial operations at the facilities.
NCAA further directed FAAN to ensure that it observes all guidelines issued by it and the Nigerian public health authorities with emphasis on the implementation of Public Health Corridor and Aviation Security.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika on Sunday also confirmed via his official Twitter handle, @hadisirika: “Glad to announce that the following airports are open for full domestic operations, hence ministerial approvals in and out of them is not required. This includes private and charter operations…”
He noted that the reopening of airports commenced with the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja, which were approved for normal operations on July 8.
Other airports are the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKA), the Port-Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, and Maiduguri airport, which were cleared to start flight operation on July 11.
The Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo, was approved for normal resumption of flight July 15.
THadi he airports in Kaduna, Yola, Margaret Ekpo, in Calabar, the Sultan Abubakar Airport in Sokoto, got the green light on July 19, followed by the Birnini Kebbi airport, on July 20.