The Federal Government has ordered instant commencement of catering services, which were earlier suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on domestic flights.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He said the decision was taken in consideration of the businesses involved in the provision of in-flight refreshments who had been adversely affected by the suspension.
A statement issued in Abuja by the aviation ministry’s Director, Public Affairs, James Odaudu, stated that the minister, however, noted that modalities and protocols for the resumption of the services would be worked.
Sirika said the modalities would be rolled out by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and would be in line with international practices.
He also reiterated the plan to resume international flight operations at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and the Port Harcourt International Airport.