Passengers on Domestic flights can now arrive at the airport one hour thirty minutes before their flight, the Federal Government discloses.

This is coming days after the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) advised passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before their flight so as to undergo all the COVID19 protocols before boarding.

However in a tweet posted today July 13, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said passengers can now come one hour thirty minutes before their departure time.

“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.” he tweeted.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that following the resumption of domestic flights amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Siriki, has revealed why social distancing is not observed in aircraft.

This revelation was made by the Minister after he embarked on a simulation return flight to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano to assess the preparation of the airport for resumption of flights.