The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, will see an increase in the number of passengers per flight, as directed by the Federal Government.
The government, through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has approved the increase of passengers for each flight to 200.
This development was disclosed by the Director-General of the NCAA, Musa Nuhu, who stated this in a statement, said that the increase applies to international flights, and will take effect from October 2, 2020.
Nuhu said, “Following the partial resumption of international flights approved by the Presidential Task Force and the subsequent request for additional flight frequencies by airlines, an updated flight schedule is hereby given.
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“The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with the new update is to see, on the average, 2,200 passengers daily, while the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, is to witness, averagely, 1,400 passengers on a daily basis. A total of 25,200 seats per week is now available to foreign carriers to sell.”
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the DG also encouraged all airlines to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.
He stated, “You shall ensure that all flight operations are conducted in compliance with COVID-19 health protocols as issued by Aeronautical and Public Health Authorities.
“With this new development, airlines are bound to make more sales."