You can no longer eat during domestic flights! NCAA prohibits it
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all domestic airlines to serve only pre-packaged catering products (meals, snacks) in sealed containers to their passengers during disembarkation.
In a letter titled “Public Health Guidelines for Companies Providing In-Flight Catering Services to Airlines Operating Domestic Flights,” addressed to airline operators and catering service providers, NCAA stated that, “Domestic airlines shall serve pre-packed catering products (Meals, snacks etc) in sealed containers to their passengers during disembarkation.”
According to NCAA, eating of meal onboard was In order to contain the spread of the virus through human contact and other means.
The letter signed by the Director General, NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday, further stated that, “Only pre-packaged meals, (foods and snacks) can be served on the flight by catering companies who have carried out the appropriate risk assessment as approved by the NCAA.
“Catering Service providers have been identified by the Authority as one of the key service providers to airlines that are required to put in place COVID-19 risk management measures to assure the travelling public that catering products (meals, snacks etc) served on board flights are not a potential source of COVID-19 infection.
“With the resumption of domestic flight operations in the country in-flight catering companies were required by the Authority to carry out regular risk assessments of their operations and put in place remedial actions to address any identified hazard to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 virus to their customers through their products.”