The circular states that Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, (DNMM), and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) are scheduled to reopen effective 00.01z on 5th September 2020.The All Operators Letter with reference number NCAA/AIR/11/16/225, signed by Musa Nuhu, director-general of the NCAA, reads: “Following the announcement by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 on the partial resumption of international flights, we wish to inform the industry of the following: Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) will resume international operations effective 00.01z on 5th September 2020.”
In the same vein, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has also issued the Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) informing concerned operators of the new development.
Fola Akinkuotu, managing director of NAMA, said: “The NOTAM was issued immediately we received the circular from the NCAA yesterday. The NOTAM takes effect from the hour 0001 UTC on the 5th of September.”
Other international airports in the country will not participate in the restart as the NCAA circular further stated. “Other International Airports, namely: Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DKNN), Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) and the newly reopened Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN) will remain closed to international flights until a new date is determined and announced.”