Published On: Tue, Mar 14th, 2017

Nigeria restricts flights over Abuja airspace

airport-runway-300x160ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA has ordered the restrictions of operations of commercial ferry helicopters within the Abuja airspace following the closure of the country’s main international airport.
The restrictions are for security reasons in the terror-prone country.
The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) gave the reminder through a memo issued to regulatory stakeholders.
“In view of the closure of the (Abuja) airport, air travellers will be required to travel by road/train to Abuja from Kaduna International Airport,” read a memo.
ONSA said this would undoubtedly result in constraints on the movement of some passengers, who would aim to travel using other means as commercial ferry helicopters.
ONSA reminded regulators the airspace over the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja was controlled thus only security flights or those with the requisite security clearance from the Presidency were granted overhead clearance for security reasons.
“Consequently, you are to note and ensure that no charter or commercial helicopter ferry flights are allowed to fly within Abuja airspace.”
The airport in Abuja is closed for upgrades.
CAJ News

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