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Passengers planning to travel by air from Wednesday, July 8, when domestic flights resume after four months of lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, should be prepared to pay almost double of their old fares. Virtually all airlines have increased their fares in a bid to abide by the social distancing protocol for all air travellers.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, recently announced that domestic flights would resume on July 8 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports would reopen on July 11, while other airports across the country will join on July 15.

All the eight operating airlines, yesterday, expressed readiness to hit the airspace from next week, though not all were deemed…



Source: Guardian Newspaper