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Just In: FG Fixes New Date For International Flight Resumption





The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has extended the closure of international airspace until October 15 instead of August 19 as previously stated.

Naija News recalls that the Federal Government had in March shut down international airports in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The federal government had allowed only diplomatic and essential flight operations.


In a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) NCAA stated that only essential and diplomatic flights would be allowed for now until the airspace is opened for international flight operations.

Adamu Abdullahi, director, consumer protection of NCAA, said international airports would remain closed until October.

He, however, said there was never a time the Federal Government gave a specific date for reopening the airspace for international flight operations.


According to Abdullahi, the government had previously said the airports would be closed until August.

He clarified that with this extension, the airspace would remain closed until October and if there was a need to extend the closure, it would be communicated.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.