Breaking: NCAA Threatens To Stop Domestic Flights Over Non-compliance With COVID-19 Protocols
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday says it observed that some airlines operating domestic flights in the country are breaching the COVID-19 protocol put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The regulatory agency, therefore, warned defaulters to desist from the act or face “severe penalties” including “cancellation of approval to resume domestic operations.”
The NCAA in a letter directed to local airlines on Monday stressed that the resumption of domestic operations was predicated on compliance with COVID-19 protocol put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The letter titled, ‘Non-Compliance With COVID-19 Protocols’ and signed by NCAA director-general, Capt Musa Nuhu read, “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 as released through All Operators Letter (AOL) DG 035/20 ref. NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/260 dated 4th September, 2020 and Advisory Circular (AC) NCAA-AC-AMS-006 dated 4th September, 2020.
“Approvals for resumption of domestic operations are predicated on compliance with the above protocols.
“This is a warning to all domestic operators who are not in compliance to desist from such acts immediately.
“The continued non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols will attract severe penalties up to and including cancellation of approval to resume domestic operations. Please be guided accordingly.”