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NCAA Extends Ban On International Flights Till October




A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Federal Government and agencies from re-possessing and interfering in the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos from its current operator and manager, Bi-Courtney Limited.

Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Federal Government has extended the ban on international flights till October 2020.

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, issued a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) to that effect, informing stakeholders that the airspace would no longer reopen for international flights on August 19.

The Federal Government of Nigeria had suspended both local and international flights in March following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.

However, it recently reopened the airports for domestic flights with all the safety measures put in place.

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The NOTAM read: “The Federal Government has extended the closure of our airports to all international flights with the exception of aircraft in a statement of emergency.

“However, approval may be requested and granted to over flights, operations related to humanitarian aids, medical relief flights, alternative aerodrome in the flight plan and also those being used for extended diversion time operation, technical landing where passengers do not disembark and cargo flights and other safety related operations.”

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