The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned airlines or passengers on domestic flights from serving or consuming in-flight catering products.
This was disclosed by the aviation regulator in a declaration signed by its GM, Captain Musa Nuhu and seen by Nairametrics.
According to the NCAA, domestic airlines must serve prepackaged catering products (meals and snacks, etc.) in sealed containers to their passengers upon disembarking.
What the NCAA says
“No catering product will be served or consumed in flight by airlines or passengers respectively on a domestic flight.
Catering service providers had been identified by the Authority as one of the main service providers to airlines that were required to put in place COVID-19 risk management measures to assure the traveling public that Food and beverage items served on flights were not a potential source of COVID-19. -19 infection.
Catering in the form of packaged meals (food and snacks) may only be served on domestic flights by in-flight catering companies that have completed the appropriate risk assessment and have NCAA approval.
The newly issued NCAA advisory circular replaces previous circulars on in-flight catering on domestic flights with respect to COVID-19 restrictions.
All in-flight catering service providers are required to comply with the provisions of the NCAA ”, the statement read.
What you should know
In a circular published by the NCAA on its website on resuming domestic flight operations in the country, in-flight catering companies were required by the Authority to conduct regular risk assessments of their operations and to put corrective measures in place to address any identified issues. danger to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus to their customers through their products.
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