Tag: Airport

NCAA has upgraded the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport to operate Boeing 737-700 

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has upgraded the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri, to Aerodrome rescue and Fire Fighting, ARFF, Category 6, to operate Boeing 737-700 or it’s equivalent. The approval was transmitted to the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, through a letter dated January 24[Read More…]

Here’s why you will be risking your life flying into this international airport

Planes are landing at Zimbabwe’s main international airport without any radar systems to guide air traffic controllers, a lawmaker said in a video released on Friday according to eNCA. “We cannot continue to operate without a proper radar system. It is very dangerous in terms of security,” said Oscar Gorerino,[Read More…]

$207m Loan: We’ve no intention of taking over Uganda’s airport — Chinese Embassy

The Chinese Embassy has denied claims the country planned to take over Uganda’s international airport if the nation defaults on its loan. On Tuesday, 17 November 2015, the Uganda government signed an agreement with Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank) to borrow $207 million at two per cent upon disbursement.[Read More…]

Airport personnel slumps, dies in radar control room

Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has announced the death of one of its Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO), Mr Aniekan  Effiong, while on duty on Monday. Mr Khalid Emele, NAMA spokesman, confirmed the sad news in a statement in Lagos on Monday. Emele said that Effiong died on duty at the[Read More…]

Breaking: In Kaduna, Gunmen storm Federal Airport Authority quarters, abduct staff, family members

Gunmen have attacked the staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Kaduna, abducting nine persons, including a family of six and a housewife along with her two children. Sources say the attackers stormed the quarters around midnight, between 12 and 12:am after gaining cces through the[Read More…]

Re-open Akanu Ibiam International Airport, others – Reps urges Federal Government

The Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr. Toby Okechukwu, has called on the government to take urgent steps to re-open the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and the remaining international air facilities for international flight operations. He said such step had become most expedient ahead of the[Read More…]

Suspend airport concession plan; Reps ask Federal Government

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to suspend the plan to concession airports until all issues have been addressed. The House Committee on Aviation, while expressing displeasure at the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, for failing to appear before it in Abuja on Monday, said it had[Read More…]

All airports across the country are now open to domestic flights says Federal Government

The Federal Government has said all airports in the country including private airports and airstrips were now opened for domestic commercial flights. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Monday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. Sirika said all airports in[Read More…]

Enugu airport will reopen August 30

Minister for Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed the Akanu Ibiam International Airport would finally be reopened on or August 30 2020. The airport was shut down on August 24, 2019 for rehabilitation of the three kilometers runway with a promise that it would be ready for Christmas use on[Read More…]

Federal Government Extends Airport Closure By Two Weeks

Airports in Nigeria will not reopen for commercial flights on Thursday, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika confirmed on Monday. Sirika announced the extension of airports closure by two weeks. The extension was contained in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by the Director of Public Affairs in the Aviation ministry, James[Read More…]