National Flights To Resume June 21, FG Orders 50% Passengers Reduction

During the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Monday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the resumption of flights will be purely premised on the implementation of the approved protocols for safe operations of the airlines.

The minister said domestic flights, which had been suspended since March as one of the measures to control the spread of coronavirus, were getting set to resume at the nation’s airports again.

On modalities for the operation of flights when they resume, Sirika said consultations have been on and will continue between the ministry and industry stakeholders on the best ways to operate profitably while at the same time ensure the safety of travellers.

He cautioned owners of private aircraft who had been in the habit of asking for permits to fly within the country despite the restrictions in place to desist, as the restrictions were still in place, except for those on essential services.