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Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by JosEast(m): 5:49am On Jul 09, 2020
Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers As Airports Reopen With 4 Airlines

After about four months of suspension of domestic and international flights because of COVID-19 pandemic, operations commenced yesterday with low turnout and strict protocols.

No fewer than four airlines started operations flying from the Murtala Mohammed Airport to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. They included Arik Air, Air Peace, Max Air and Ibom Air. Other airlines are expected to start today and in the coming days.

The first flight from Lagos operated by Arik Air departed the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) popularly called MMA1 by 7:15 am with 78 passengers.

The passengers boarded under the supervision of officials of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Air Peace flight PA47120 departed at 11:50 am with 103 passengers on board.

Max Air and Ibom Air on their parts departed from MMA2 private terminal operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL). The federal government had announced the reopening of the airports today starting with the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had also approved many airlines for the recommencement of operations after fulfilling all the protocols and guidelines for the post-COVID-19 shutdown operations. Daily Trust observed passengers checking in and boarding in strict observance of social distancing as they stood on the clearly marked floors in and outside the terminal.

One of the passengers scheduled to travel on Max Air, Aishat Khalid said she was excited with the flight’s resumption, adding that she had patiently looked forward to the reopening of the airports. “I left home at 6: 00 am for this flight, that is to tell you how excited I am for the flight resumption,” she said.

Daily Trust reports that similar protocols were strictly observed in Abuja even as travellers were scanty on the first day of flight operations.

Our correspondent also reports that passengers conducted themselves in an orderly manner obeying all safety protocols. Sniffer dogs were also deployed to screen bags for contrabands and explosives ahead of the bags disinfection protocol.

A cross section of the passengers who spoke to our correspondent commended FAAN and the NCAA for the efforts to keep the terminals safe for travellers amidst the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

Toyin Adetunji, a passenger on an Air Peace flight to Lagos, told our correspondent that the experience was pleasing and commended the authorities for effective crowd control. “Before now, we would have found this entire waiting lounge so jam packed and crowded. But the initiative not to have so many airlines fly about the same time has helped to minimise crowd. If we had a crowd, it could create an environment for COVID-19 spread” he said.

Also commenting, a controller with the Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr. Ahmed Abu, said he feels safe at the airport. “We had to be here at least three hours before the scheduled time of the flight. We underwent strenuous protective measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during the check-in processes.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/strict-protocols-scanty-passengers-as-airports-reopen-with-4-airlines.html

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Flexherbal(m): 5:57am On Jul 09, 2020
...a controller with the Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr. Ahmed Abu, said he feels safe at the airport. “We had to be here at least three hours before the scheduled time of the flight. We underwent strenuous protective measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during the check-in processes.

Good!

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by helinues: 6:00am On Jul 09, 2020
With time, things will return to normal..

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by SmartProf(m): 6:09am On Jul 09, 2020
Regardless of the eased lockdown, sane minds still know that non essential travels are not necessary at this time. On normal days Nigerians fly due to very serious engagements that are time bound, or the comfort of arriving destinations early. Flights are relatively more expensive right now, so our airports may for now continue to look like private residences in terms of passengers' traffic.

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by CokeBar(f): 6:13am On Jul 09, 2020
Airport, here I come!

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by TransflectTP(m): 6:15am On Jul 09, 2020
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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by ThiagoKid(m): 6:17am On Jul 09, 2020
we just have to learn how to live with this virus

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by realstars: 6:19am On Jul 09, 2020
I Wonder If Things Will Ever Be Nomal Again, We Are In New Era, 2020 Has A Supprise Package.

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Amotekun777: 9:00am On Jul 09, 2020
Even hear saying na garri and groundnut dem serve for inside plane... embarassed

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Digitalstarlite: 9:01am On Jul 09, 2020
Ppl dey take precaution on also biz and work are not on full ground even other saner clime...so ppl are careful

Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by richard870(m): 9:01am On Jul 09, 2020
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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by sureboykris(m): 9:01am On Jul 09, 2020
Who would want to rush to travel with these planes after several months of redundancy . People take risks sha . Let no plane crash

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Nazgul: 9:01am On Jul 09, 2020
I'll stick to my Peace Mass Transit until the prices of flight reduce

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by MARKone(m): 9:01am On Jul 09, 2020
If I hear, no be naija undecided

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Kizzygentle: 9:01am On Jul 09, 2020
Way to go. Remaining embassies oo. Let the embassies resume too ASAP abeg.

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Kingbuhari(m): 9:02am On Jul 09, 2020
Flexherbal:


Good!
and you believe this
Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by SILVERLINES: 9:03am On Jul 09, 2020
cheesy
Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by osamz007: 9:03am On Jul 09, 2020
THEM OPEN AIRPORT


CLOSE SCHOOLS

STOP WAEC


MTCHEWW

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by CODEIN: 9:03am On Jul 09, 2020
SmartProf:
Shit....to think some persons are cashing out from this insurgency is just babaric. These fallen soldiers had the right passion but ended up defending the wrong country. R.I.P brave ones
A whole professor callin terrorism insurgency. Do you need oracle from invertedhammer to see realise no persons are cashing out from the bokoharam terrorism other than the fulani black arab jihadists who have been ruling the country since the beginning? All is to advance their jihad and arabization of the whole Nigeria while confusing you senseless southerners with words like herdsmen and bandits when they are all and the same. Buhair is not dumb but like to pretend he is a mumu but he knows what he is doing by making sure all his fulani black arabs are in charge of all the major positions in the country to aid their jihad course. Soldiers getting killed in ambush everytime. People, illagetd and farmers getting murdered every timeall over the nation by fulani arab herdsmen and bandits. Until you are all wake up to snell the shit enjoy being the foolish slave you all are, enjoy your zoogeria

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Perfecttouchade: 9:03am On Jul 09, 2020
Ok
Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by GodisAble11: 9:04am On Jul 09, 2020
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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Amspecial: 9:04am On Jul 09, 2020
cheesy
Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Seunfretty: 9:04am On Jul 09, 2020
Restrictions indeed...as if some pple haven't been flying all this while....no Law is ever maintained in Nigeria...

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Kendumazy(m): 9:04am On Jul 09, 2020
OK naww

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Houseofglam7(f): 9:04am On Jul 09, 2020
undecided
Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by martyns303(m): 9:04am On Jul 09, 2020
Which scanty passengers? airpeace flight was carrying the full capacity as stipulated by NCAA yesterday.
Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by Angelfrost(m): 9:05am On Jul 09, 2020
realstars:
I Still In Wonder If Things Will Ever Be Nomal Again.

Just wait till Christmas!!! Over-normal sef!!! grin

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by kpaofame: 9:05am On Jul 09, 2020
shocked

Gradually Things will get back to normal..


sofily sofily catchee monkey.... grin

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by DuBLINGreenb(m): 9:05am On Jul 09, 2020
37k economy class and 73k business class for local Flights goodluck guys try not to catch the corona

Apparently you have to pay insurance 1k as well

I will find way and fly to see what flying during Corona feels like

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Re: Domestic Flights Resume With 4 Airlines, Strict Protocols, Scanty Passengers by anibi9674: 9:05am On Jul 09, 2020
Ok

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