A low turnout of passengers has been witnessed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja since the resumption of domestic flights.
The pictures which floods the internet shows the scanty departure halls with a very low number of passengers coming in for security and health checks. The airlines which have been given approval to operate, lament over the reduced number of bookings since the announcement for the reopening of airports was made.
The Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika, on July 1 had announced the resumption of domestic flights in the country. In a statement released, the Minister had said that the Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on July 8, while the Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airports would resume on the 11th.
Other airports are also expected to resume operations on the 15th adding that a date for the international airports will be announced in due course.