Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said there will be no serving of meals aboard domestic flights again. This is part of new measures to limit contamination and the spread of COVID-19 as flights resume domestically on the 8th of July.
Sirika, speaking in Abuja said people boarding flights should also come with their face masks as it is now a private affair.
“For this domestic operation, there will be no food. No food will be given to reduce contamination level and we will allow you to come with your mask,” he said.
“Like the MD of FAAN had said the other day, we see it as your private thing. So it is you bring your mask, they don’t have to be the fancy ones.”
On the existence of the cabin crew, he said; “Remember I told you on this platform that the cabin crew’s job is not to offer you tea.
“They came into the industry because of people who were getting air-sick so we thought we would be putting nurses in the airplane to look after those people who are sick.
“Since then, they metamorphosed and they became something new. They want to now give you tea because many people don’t get sick anymore, they give will either give you coffee, offer you food and drink and so on.
“So the main purpose of the cabin staff is to ensure that we all remain safe for your welfare and your health.”
Airline operators in the country including Allen Onyeama, Air Peace CEO, and Ado Sanusi, Aero Contractors CEO, had earlier revealed their airlines would no longer serve refreshments aboard flights.