The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria- FAAN has hinted that the Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt airports may soon be open for operations after weeks of shutdown due to efforts to slow down the local transmission of COVID-19.
FAAN revealed the possibilities of this when it stated from its official Twitter handle that the Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airport are being fumigated ahead of re-opening.
Although a timeframe for re-opening is yet to be announced, there are strong indications that the airports may be open soon to operation as the President has directed that the gradual ease of the lockdown be extended by two weeks beginning from today.
Also, some international carriers had already scheduled some flights to Nigeria from June.
It was learnt on Saturday that Lufthansa Airlines had included Abuja and Port Harcourt among its 20 long-haul routes to begin flight operations in June.
It was learnt that the carrier had made its first batch of flight reservation available in its booking system.
The company plans to resume long-haul flights in June from Frankfurt to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Toronto, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, Riyadh, Bahrain, Johannesburg, Dubai and Mumbai, among others.
Virgin Atlantic recently announced that beginning from May 16, services for its summer schedule flights from March 28, 2021 would be on sale, as it had scheduled flights from London Heathrow to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.