Domestic Flights resume in Nigeria after COVID-19 shutdown


Domestic flights resumed Wednesday morning at two of Nigeria’s airports- Abuja and Lagos after a shutdown in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

At the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, intending passengers could be seen observing social distancing and were given hand sanitizers as they queued to board a flight for Abuja. 

At the time of this report, an Air Peace flight from Abuja was about to land in Lagos, while an Arin flight had taken off from Lagos.

Passengers have to pay 48% more for the flights as the airlines raised their fares to make up for the reduction in the number of passengers.