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‘Local travellers to arrive airports 90 minutes before departure’

‘Local travellers to arrive airports 90 minutes before departure’

Aviation
The Federal Government, Monday, reduced the passenger facilitation time for local air travellers from three hours to 90 minutes.The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the reduction was in the aftermath of local operations since commercial flight services resumed last Wednesday. The adjustment comes just as the government scrapped earlier directive mandating airlines to keep onboard middle seats vacant, and global airlines rally against extra safety measures, as filtered cabins are adjudged safer for all. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), earlier shifted the pre-boarding arrival time from one hour to three hours for local travellers. The international passengers got a shift from two to five hours, as part of measures to facilitate health and security screening...