The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced the reduction in check-in time for passengers on domestic flights to one hour thirty minutes.
Recall that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, had fixed three hours as check-in time for air passengers to pave way for the rigours of the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 in the airports.
However, a week after the resumption of domestic flight operations in some select airports across the country, the minister, after consultations with stakeholders reviewed the timing.
Writing on his Twitter handle on Monday, Mr Sirika said: “My colleagues & I have reviewed passenger facilitation at our airports; consequently I am happy to announce that, henceforth travelers are to arrive one hour and a half before their departure time for domestic flights. Travelers are advised to check-in online, please.”
DAILY NIGERIAN recalls that FAAN had on June 15, via its Twitter handle, said that early arrival by travelers would enable efficient checks and screening before boarding.
“COVID-19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks,” it wrote.
The authority also disclosed that persons not wearing their face masks would not be allowed into airports’ premises.
The FAN, therefore, urged travellers to maintain two metre distance from each other at the airports.