To ensure proper spacing of passengers and reduced spread of the covid-19 infection, the Nigerian Aviation Authority, NCAA, has directed foreign flight operators not to carry more than 200 passengers in each flight coming into Nigeria.
The directive issued on Friday was contained in a memo signed by Musa Nuhu, director-general/CEO of NCAA.
The memo reads in part; “Following the announcement by the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the partial resumption of international flights effective September 5, 2020.
“Kindly note due to the limited number of approved incoming passengers (1,280) allowed daily per each airport, it is not possible to accommodate the requested schedule of airlines.
“The approved schedule is based on a maximum number of 200 passengers per each incoming flight to Nigeria. There is no limit on the number of outgoing passengers.
The memo also added that “Each operator has only one frequency on an approved day of operation irrespective of the capacity of aircraft.”
The NCAA however noted that the limit on the number of passengers on incoming flights will be increased in the coming weeks and additional flight frequencies will be allocated to airlines.