Lynn Mackenzie, J.D., LLM
Courtesy of Chinedu Eze
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has provided notification that it will extend the closure of international air space until October 15th, 2020.
This announcement implies that only essential and diplomatic flights would be allowed to remain in place until the airspace is reopened for international flight operations.
According to the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by NCAA, “The federal government of Nigeria has extended the closure of our airports to all international flights with the exception of aircraft in a state of emergency”.
However, flights related to humanitarian aids, medical relief flights, alternative aerodrome in the flight plan and also those being used for extended diversion time operation, technical landing where passengers do not disembark and cargo flights and other safety related operations, may be approved by request.
All requests are to be made and addressed to the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.
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