As the Federal Government plans prior to the reopening of airports across the country, the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika has disclosed that passengers on international flights may have to arrive at the airport five hours before their flight’s takeoff while those on local flights will need to be at the airport three hours before their flights take off.
The Minister who made this know during an inspection of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos on Saturday June 27, stated that they are putting the necessary equipment in order to help passengers adapt efficiently to the new normal and ensure that everything is done on time.
“We will announce all the protocols again before opening. But you need to be at the airport three hours ahead of your flight.
“The experience is quite nice but it takes a bit of time which is why you will need to be at the airport three hours before your local flight. For an international flight, we may do five hours.”
Talking about the profitability of the aviation business upon the resumption, the Minister said;
“Those new norms are coming and we will implement them in such a way that flights are profitable. The World Health Organisation and the International Civil Aviation Organisation have developed protocols of the sitting.”