FAAN Gears Up To Reopen Airports, Consults German Counterpart

The Nigerian Government has begun plans to reopen it’s airports for domestic and international travels.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), on Thursday, held a virtual meeting with the management of Munich International Airport, Germany, to share experiences and compare notes on the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on airports.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, said in a statement that aim of the meeting was to assess the readiness of FAAN to gradually begin operations, following the Federal Government’s directive for reopening of the four regional airports on June 21.

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The presentation via Skype simulated from Germany and England was tagged: “Rapid Aviation Plan”.

Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, Managing Director of FAAN, said the authority was responding to the guidelines set by NCAA for gradual airport reopening and post COVID-19 operations.

Yadudu said: “It is essential to also compare notes with other airports in the world.

“This is to make sure we are on the right track and join the global industry in building back travel confidence,” he said.

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Yadudu said that Munich Airport had successfully reopened and recommenced domestic and international flights.

“So, it is worth sharing their experiences with them.”

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