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Growing Confidence on Safety Boosts Traffic in Nigeria’s Airspace



With the growing confidence on the safety of Nigeria’s airspace as a result of the improvement in safety standards, the country has recorded huge traffic in its airspace in the last three years, THISDAY has learnt.

THISDAY gathered that Nigeria’s airspace have increasingly recorded more over fliers that go through the country to other destinations.

These include flights from southern parts of Africa to Cairo, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algiers; north to South Africa, and Rwanda; eastern Africa to Accra, Douala, Congo and from West Africa to Kampala, Nairobi, Lusaka and others.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Captain Fola Akinkuotu, told THISDAY that for many years, international carriers that ought to fly across Nigeria’s airspace had diverted their flights to avoid the country’s airspace due to safety concerns.

THISDAY, October 24, 2018


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