Domestic Airlines Risk Losing License Over COVID-19 Protocol 

Yemisi Izuora

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned that it will not hesitate to revoke the license of domestic airline operators if they fail to comply with the COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government.

This was contained in a warning letter issued to all operators by the NCAA Director-General, Mr Musa Nuhu; with reference NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/267, dated Sept. 21, in Lagos.

The letter titles, “Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Protocols’’.

Nuhu said the warning became necessary because some domestic airlines had been flouting the protocols.

The NCAA Director General, added that continuity in that line would attract severe penalties, including revocation of approval.

According to him, the continuous non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols will attract severe penalties up to and including cancellation of approval to resume domestic operations.

He said: “It has been brought to the notice of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority that some domestic airline operators have not been complying with the COVID-19 protocols.

“These protocols were released through All Operators Letter (AOL) DG035/20 ref. NCAA/DG/AIR/ 11/16/260, dated Sept. 4 and an Advisory Circular (AC) NCAA-AC-AMS-006, also dated September 4.

“Approval for the resumption of domestic operations is predicated on compliance with the above protocols.”

Nuhu also added that this was a warning to all domestic operators who were not in compliance to desist from such acts immediately.

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