Airlines Cannot Resume Local Flights by June 21 – FG
The Federal Government has announced that the June 21 date for the restart of domestic flights in the country is not feasible. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, stated this at a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
The Minister said, “June 21st is not a feasible date to resume domestic operations.
“The civil aviation authority, despite pressures coming from all quarters will not approve the start any day until we are sure and we confirm that we are ready to start in a safe, secure, organised and efficient manner. To do otherwise is disastrous for all of us.
“If we open the industry, when we are not ready, and we are guilty of spreading coronavirus, God forbid, we have any incident, I believe the government will come hard on us and it is going to be counterproductive and disastrous for the industry.”