The Federal Government has announced that domestic flights will resume in the country.

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In a statement released Wednesday, July 1, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said the Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on July 8, while the airports of Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri will resume on July 11.

There are also hopes that other airports will start operations on the 15th.

Sirika, however, noted that a date for the international airports will be announced in due course.

The Nigerian airspace has been closed since March this year following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The statement in part reads

“The flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

The Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri airports will reopen to flights on the 11th of July, while other airports across the country will join on the 15th of July.

Passengers looking to travel out of the country will have to wait a bit longer as the dates for the restart of international flights into and out of the country will be announced later.

Passengers are highly advised to follow all the safety guidelines and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus.”