The Federal Government has approved the resumption of domestic commercial flights in all airports in the country.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this on Monday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
The Federal Government had in July reopened 14 local airports after months of closure in a bid to curb the further spread of coronavirus disease.
However, Sirika on Monday said all airports in the country including those in Jalingo, Gombe, amongst others could restart operations.
He said, “Regarding approvals for flights within the country – domestic approvals. So, all airports in Nigeria are now opened for domestic flights including those that are in private charter operations will no longer need approvals from us to operate within domestic airports in all government-approved airports and in all government-owned airports.
“However, those airports that are private airports, which I called government-approved airports that are private, the operators should check the safety status with NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority). Such airports like Jalingo, Uyo, Asaba, Gombe, Nasarawa, Damaturu, Osubi, etc.
“So, you won’t need any approvals from the minister but you should kindly check with these kinds of airports regularly with the NCAA which is normal.
“However, all flights out of the country and into the that are private charter will still do need approvals for those kinds of flights including technical stops will be needing approvals.”