Domestic flights have resumed at Nigeria’s busiest airport, the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, but on a slow start.
The Lagos State Government had placed a three-day curfew in the state in a bid to address the violent protests that erupted in the country’s commercial city following the recent #EndSARS demonstrations.
The curfew warranted the halt of domestic flight operations into and out of the busiest airport in the country, a development that led to less traffic in other airports across the country.
Airline operators said that since the curfew was lifted by the state government, passengers had been cautious about flying, particularly because of the tense situation in many parts of the country.
This came as Air Peace, an indigenous airline on domestic and international routes, announced that it would commence regular commercial flights from its Lagos hub into Johannesburg, South Africa, before the end of the year.
Officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria as well as those of domestic and international airlines confirmed that domestic passenger volume had been on a slow start despite full flight resumption.