Connect with us
nairametrics
UBA ads

Hospitality & Travel

FAAN compares notes with Munich Airport ahead of flight resumption

Munich International Airport needs to share experiences on resumption of flight activities after COVID-19 lockdown.

Published

on

FAAN reacts to release of guideline for resumption of flight operations post covid-19, FAAN releases new guidelines for post covid-19 flight operations

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) held a virtual meeting with the management of Munich International Airport to share experiences regarding the resumption of flight activities in the aftermath of the COVID-19 induced lockdown of airports.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the agency, which was published on its site.

UBA ADS

According to the statement, the meeting was held at the instance of its Managing Director, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, and had in attendance Herbert Keffel, Georgios Elkolids, and Julian Duerdoth, who are members of the Munich Airport Experts Team.

The meeting was called to assess the readiness of FAAN to gradually begin operations, following the June 21 timeline set by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.

READ MORE: COVID-19: The ‘New Normal’ for Nigerian aviation industry

GTBank 728 x 90

FAAN boss explained that the meeting was crucial for the agency, as it was important for it to compare notes with other international airports to ensure safe travel in Nigeria.

He added that the regulator had begun to respond to guidelines set by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for gradual airport reopening and post-COVID-19 operations.

He said, “FAAN hopes to strengthen its partnership with the German airport and enhance route development while boosting passenger confidence during flights.”

onebank728 x 90

The country’s airports and airspace were shut in March by President Muhammadu Buhari, as part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has directed civil aviation authorities to determine the resumption of domestic flights in the country.

READ MORE: Aviation’s GDP contribution up by 0.14%, 2020 will be down

app
GTBank 728 x 90

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during its last briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

Aliyu had on June 1 said, “the aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from the 21st of June onwards.”

Patricia

Abiola has spent about 14 years in journalism. His career has covered some top local print media like TELL Magazine, Broad Street Journal, The Point Newspaper. The Bloomberg MEI alumni has interviewed some of the most influential figures of the IMF, G-20 Summit, Pre-G20 Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers, Critical Communication World Conference. The multiple award winner is variously trained in business and markets journalism at Lagos Business School, and Pan-Atlantic University. You may contact him via email - [email protected]

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Popson

    June 13, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Fantastic That’s quite a FAAN that could be looked up to as corporate .Great. Networking is good to compare notes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hospitality & Travel

FAAN releases new guidelines for post COVID-19 flight operations

The new set of procedural guidelines for air travelers and other airport users is aimed at protecting all.

Published

on

FAAN reacts to release of guideline for resumption of flight operations post covid-19, FAAN releases new guidelines for post covid-19 flight operations

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian (FAAN), has released a new set of procedural guidelines for air travelers and other airport users. This follows the announcement of the Federal Government, the gradual commencement of domestic flight operations at the nation’s airports with effect from July 8, 2020.

This new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing further spread of the coronavirus disease, especially through our airports.

UBA ADS

This was disclosed in a press statement by FAAN on Friday, July 3, 2020, and signed by the agency’s General Manager Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu.

According to the procedures that have been outlined by FAAN in the “New Normal”, departing passengers must comply with the following guidelines;

  • All passengers must arrive at the airport properly kitted with their face masks on.
  • They must also ensure a minimum of one point five meters (1.5m) physical distancing, Aviation Medical/Port Health personnel would screen each passenger and ensure the use of face masks, those traveling with pets must get necessary clearance from Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services.
  • All passengers’ luggage would be disinfected before entry into the departure halls.
  • Passengers are required to wash their hands as often as possible, hand sanitizer would be provided for passengers before entrance, at the waiting halls/lounges and pre-boarding gates.
  • All footwear would be disinfected/sanitized by foot mats placed at all entrances to the terminal building, amongst others.

(READ MORE: FG acquires profiling robots for airport)

GTBank 728 x 90

For arriving passengers, the following guidelines must be adhered to;

  • On disembarking from the aircraft, passengers would observe physical distancing as they board the Co-Buses (Hand Sanitizer would be provided in the buses).
  • Physical distancing protocols must be observed at the baggage claim area, where hand sanitizer is also provided, disinfected trolleys would be made available for passengers.
  • All Covid-19 protocols must be observed while undergoing customs check, Passengers would exit the halls and head straight to the car park for pick up.
  • If you must speak to anyone around, please speak to a properly tagged Aviation Security (AVSEC) officer, physical distancing would be maintained while waiting to be screened by personnel of port health services, amongst others.
  • In addition to the above guidelines, passengers are required to observe social distancing and make use of the floor markings at the security screening area. They must also comply with all other security guidelines as laid down by officials of the Aviation Security (AVSEC) department.

FAAN asked all passengers and stakeholders to observe these new protocols that have been put in place for their protection.

 

onebank728 x 90
Patricia
Continue Reading

Hospitality & Travel

Nigerians willing to travel abroad will wait a bit longer – Aviation Ministry

Domestic flights between Lagos and Abuja will resume on Wednesday July 8. 

Published

on

Airlines want more women stakeholders in aviation sectors , Ministry of Health approves COVID-19 protocols for aviation sector, as airports prepare to resume, Nigerians willing to travel abroad will wait a bit longer- Aviation Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Aviation announced on Wednesday evening that flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos on the 8th of July. The Ministry also announced date will be decided for international travel.

Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airport will reopen on the 11th of July, while the other airports in the country are set to restart operations on the 15th of July.’

UBA ADS

‘Passengers looking to travel out of the country will have to wait a bit longer as the dates for the restart of international flights into and out of the country will be announced later,’’ The Ministry said.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika thanked the Nigerian public and stakeholders in the aviation industry “who have had to cope with the adverse effects of the flight suspension” for their cooperation in ensuring the country resumes operations in the airports.

READ MORE: FG acquires profiling robots for airport

GTBank 728 x 90

Nigeria banned International flights into the country on March 21, after the country’s coronavirus cases doubled from 12-22. The airport closure was meant to last one month but as cases grew globally, the date of resumption got postponed. Domestic flights between Lagos and Abuja will resume on Wednesday, July 8.

onebank728 x 90

 

 

app
GTBank 728 x 90

 

 

 

 

app
Patricia
Continue Reading

Hospitality & Travel

Update: FG announces new dates for domestic flight operations

This was disclosed in a tweet post by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

Published

on

domestic flights, aviation, The nature of Nigeria's ban on Boeing 737 Max 8, FAAN commences renovations of Enugu Airport , Land dispute threatens reopening of Enugu Airport , Here is reason Turkish Airlines was allowed to land in Abuja, Aviation industry's 2019 GDP contribution hits N198 billion but 2020 will be worse

The Federal Government has announced the resumption schedule for domestic flight operations in our airports.

In the schedule that was announced by the Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, domestic flight operations will resume in Abuja and Lagos airports on July 8, 2020. The airports in Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri will resume on July 11 and the domestic flight operations in the other airports will resume on July 15.

UBA ADS

Sirika, also stated that passengers who want to travel outside the country would have to wait a bit longer as no date has been fixed yet for the resumption of international flight operations.

This was disclosed in a tweet post by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

READ ALSO: FG budgets N47 billion for Nigeria Air, as takeoff is delayed these factors

GTBank 728 x 90

He also said, ‘’I thank stakeholders in the aviation industry and indeed the Nigerian public who have had to cope with the adverse effects of the flight suspension for their perseverance and cooperation in ensuring a successful return of operations at the nation’s airport.’’

The Minister, while assuring that government will do all within its powers to ensure a rapid recovery of the aviation industry, advised passengers to follow all the safety guidelines and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus.

onebank728 x 90

Nairametrics had reported a few days, that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the aviation ministry, conducted a dry test run of domestic flight operation for the Lagos and Abuja airports a few days ago. This was in preparation for the resumption of flight operation.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had also introduced some new measures for both passengers and non-passengers in preparation for the resumption of flight operations at the airports.

app
GTBank 728 x 90

 

Patricia
Continue Reading