The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said the country’s airspace will remain closed to international flight operations until a suitable date when foreign carriers will be allowed into the country.
This is just as the regulatory agency list five (5) airports in the country to kick start domestic flight operations in the industry.
In a statement signed by the Director General, Captain Musa Nuhu, the NCAA listed Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Mallam Amino Kano International Airport, Kano, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Omagwa International Airport, Port Harcourt and Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri among the airports to commence operations on June 21.
The body added that other airports in the country will gradually be added to the network after a review and assessment of the situation.
The NCAA however all flights to any airport outside the above five listed airports must comply with the existing COVID-19 protocols for approvals adding that emergency and essential flights exempted from this restriction shall also comply with existing COVID-19 protocol