FG Test-Runs Nnamdi Azikiwe, Lagos Airport Ahead of Flight Operations
The Federal Government on Saturday conducted a test-run of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ahead of commercial flight operations following months of lockdown due to COVID-19.
In line with safety protocols, passengers will be duly screened to protect them and the cabin crew.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), provisions were made for hand wash and alcohol-based sanitisers, there were temperature checks, as well as strict compliance to social distancing of about one metre.
Also, the Federal Government has acquired robots to process passengers at the departure hall, according to NTA news.
These robots were reportedly tested in Lagos earlier this morning.
It would be recalled that Air Peace had flown 25 empty planes from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt and back to Lagos to ascertain their working condition ahead of flight resumption.
The airline spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, stated on Thursday.
He said, “All the aircraft took to the skies flying to Abuja, Port Harcourt and back to Lagos without passengers.”
Speaking on the airline readiness, Olisa said “We have been operating ‘special flights’ to local and international destinations, and we have more of such flights in the works.
“This accentuates our preparedness for operation restart as our pilots, cabin crew and engineers have been hands-on and are current. So, we are 100 per cent ready to resume.”