A report by The PUNCH has proven that as Nigeria reopens its airspace for worldwide journey, three airways will function flights into the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos, on Saturday, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has mentioned.
FAAN Managing Director, Capt Rabiu Yadudu, who made this identified on Friday throughout an inspection tour by the Lagos State Authorities to test the readiness of the airport, mentioned the primary flight will likely be operated by Center East Airways.
“We predict three airways tomorrow beginning with Center East Airways, round 2pm,” the FAAN boss mentioned.
Two different airways together with Delta and British Airways are additionally anticipated to start flight operations on the airport on Saturday. The Nnamdi Azikwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja, can be anticipated to reopen for worldwide flights.
The PUNCH had reported Thursday that the Federal Authorities barred some airways from working into the nation.
The inspection group on the MMIA on Friday included the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat; the state Transportation Commissioner, Frederic Oladeinde; in addition to the state Well being Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, amongst others.
They have been led spherical the varied amenities within the airport by Yadudu and the airport supervisor, Victoria Shina-Aba, alongside different officers.
Talking in the course of the inspection, the deputy governor mentioned the method was to test FAAN’s readiness for the restart of worldwide flights.
Hamzat mentioned, “The essence is to test the preparedness of our airport for tomorrow’s arrival of worldwide flights. As you might be conscious we have now opened the native airport and we have now begun home flights.
“We are actually beginning worldwide flights. The Lagos State Authorities is checking with FAAN to see preparedness.
“You’ll be able to see we entered via the conventional entrance gate the place we had temperature checks and it’s not only one temperature test, it will probably cowl lots of people. It checks your temperature, and whether it is greater than the suitable degree, it should flag it after which you may be taken apart.
“Primarily based on what we have now seen in the present day is there, FAAN is prepared and our airports are prepared.”
Hamzat urged travellers to adjust to all protocol put in place on the Lagos airport in addition to different airports within the nation to curb the unfold of the coronavirus illness.