In a recent development, the Federal Government of Nigeria has noted that plans are underway to reopen Port Harcourt Airport, the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu for international flight operations.
In a statement signed by Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, there are expectations for all the nation’s international airports to resume international flight operations before the end of the year. He stated that the Ministry of Aviation is working with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and other relevant bodies to ensure that the airports meet all the safety and health requirements and protocols.
He noted that the international airports that are yet to be cleared to resume operations are the Port Harcourt airport, the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu.
In his own submission, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika noted that all hands are on deck to ensure that logistic and policy necessities will soon be in place in order to address the difficulties encountered by international travellers, especially with the impending yuletide season.