By Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo
As international flights resume on Sept. 5, 2020, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has issued the Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) for traffic control clearance.
The Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, said: “The NOTAM was issued immediately we received the circular from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday.
NOTAM takes effect from the hour 0001utc on the 5th of September.” NAMA disclosed that only Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja would be opened to international traffic for now.
Other international airports in the country according to it will not participate in the restart.
“Other International Airports, namely: Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DKNN); Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) and the newly reopened Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN) will remain closed to international flights until a new date is determined and announced.”
The NCAA had before NAMA’s NOTAM issued a circular to all aviation stakeholders and the foreign airlines flying into Nigeria.
The circular with reference number NCAA/AIR/11/16/225, signed by the Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu reads: “Following the announcement by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 on the partial resumption of international flights, we wish to inform the industry of the following: Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) will resume international operations effective 00.01z on 5th September 2020.”