Federal Government has approved 14 airports to resume flight operations after months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirka, who announced this, noted that the airports were authorised to resume domestic operations only as the date for international flights had yet to be determined.
The airports are the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja; Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Port Harcourt International Airport, Omaguwa; and Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri.
Others include Maiduguri Airport, Maiduguri; Victor Attah Airport, Uyo; Kaduna Airport, Kaduna; Yola Airport, Yola; Margaret Ekpo Airport, Calabar; Sultan Abubakar Airport, Sokoto; Birnin Kebbi Airport, Kebbi; Yakubu Gowon Aiport, Jos; and Benin Airport, Benin.
“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. We will keep you informed on the remaining airports in due course, please,” Sirika tweeted.