The Max Air Transport Company said it will suspend its domestic flight from 27 March to 12 April for the safety of the general public and staff from being infected by coronavirus.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by Max Air Executive Director, Mr Harish Manwani, the company expressed regret on inconvenience the act could cause the masses.
“ Max Air Wishes to inform the general public that we are suspending our domestic flight from Friday 27 March, 2020.
“This has become imperative for the safety of the general public and the staff members as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
“Max air regret any inconveniences this will cause the general public. We hope to resume operations on the 12th April 2020, “Manwani said.
Aero Contractors was the first domestic airline that announced suspension of flights over coronavirus. It said on Tuesday that flights would be suspended for two weeks from 26 March.
On Wednesday, Arik Air, Dana Air and Air Peace also announced a similar measure.
Dana Air is halting all operations from the midnight of 25th March (today), for two weeks.
“In line with the precautionary measures by the Lagos State Government to stem the spread of the COVID-19, kindly note that all our flight operations will be suspended effective Wednesday, the 25th of March for two weeks,” the airline said.
As for Air Peace, the suspension of all its flight services starts in the mid-night of Friday, 27th of March for 23 days.
The Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, of Air Peace in a statement said:
“It is with a great sense of responsibility that we have decided, in the best interest of our nation, our passengers and workforce, to suspend scheduled flight operations for 23 days effective 23.00hrs on Friday (an hour before midnight on Friday) the 27th day of March, 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This difficult decision was reached in order to, not only, support the efforts of the Federal Government and other stakeholders in curbing the spread of this virus in our nation but also to protect our teeming passengers and our staff from becoming victims of the pandemic.”