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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has approved the reopening of only five airports for a start after it announced the resumption of flights from June 2.

This was contained in a letter to accountable managers of all domestic and foreign airlines in the country by the Director-General of the NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu.

As COVID-19 continue to cause ravage in the world, Nigeria domestic airlines lose N360bn to flights suspension, thus airports will be hourly disinfected to resume to flights.

Recall that Nigerian airports have been shut since March 27 as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The letter which was dated 1st June 2020 with ref NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/121 revealed that five airports will be opened.

These airports include, Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa Rivers State; Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri.

The letter further stated that other airports will be added gradually after a review and assessment.

However, all flights to any of the airports outside the five approved to open shall comply with the existing COVID-19 protocols for approvals.

NCAA noted that closure of Nigerian airports to international flights will continue until a date of resumption is announced.

Also, emergency and essential flights are exempted from the restriction and shall comply with the existing COVID-19 protocols for approvals.

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