Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) issues authority to Anambra State Government to open international cargo and passenger airport for commercial operations

Written by on December 6, 2021

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued authority to Anambra State Government to open the international cargo and passenger airport for commercial operations with effect from 2nd December, 2021.

In a letter dated 1st December, 2021, addressed to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, the aviation authority said that it has received security clearance from relevant security agencies for the opening.

Speaking on the development, Anambra state Commissioner for Works, Mr. Marcel Ifejiofor, commended the efforts of Governor Obiano who never relented even while on vacation to ensure that the Anambra airport becomes operational ahead of the Christmas 2021 mass return of the people of Anambra living in the diaspora, and other visitors.

With this clearance from NCAA, airlines already approved to operate at the Anambra airport include Air Peace, Ibom Air, United Nigeria Airlines and others are expected to start scheduling flights into and out of the airport immediately.

Meanwhile, Emirates Airlines will resume its passenger operations between Dubai and Nigeria on 5th December 2021.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier made this known via a statement issued on Thursday.

The resumption of services comes 10 months after the carrier suspended flights to Nigeria after a diplomatic row between the two countries over COVID-19 protocols.

Seun Fakorede                     


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