The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced a review in the length of time passengers for local travels are expected to be at the airport before their flights.
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had earlier directed that passengers must arrive at the airports three hours before their flights in order to have enough time to follow the COVID-19 guidelines for safe operations.
However, the minister of aviation in a tweet on Monday announced that the decision had been reviewed and that passengers should now arrive airport one and a half hours to their flight.
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“My colleagues and I have reviewed passenger facilitation at our airports, consequently I am happy to announce that, henceforth travelers are to arrive one hour and a half before their departure time for domestic flights.
The minister also said passengers should endeavour to check in online before coming to the airports for their flights.
Domestic flights resumed operation in the country on July 8, due to COVID-19 pandemic disruption that led to closure of airports in the country for three months.