The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has approved the opening Of the Anambra International Cargo And Passenger Airport Effective from today, December 2nd, 2021.
This approval notice is contained in a letter issued by the commission to the Anambra State government. In the letter, the Commission has given the Anambra State Government the authority to open the Anambra International Cargo And Passenger Airport for commercial operations with effect from 2nd December, 2021.
In a letter dated 1st December, 2021, signed by Captain Musa S. Nuhu(Director General) and 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. It said that the negative security clearance was the reason the authority had declined approval for the opening of the airport on the 30th of October 2021, when the state government had scheduled the commissioning.
In the interim, Category B aircrafts are permitted to land and take off from the airport from sunrise to sunset.
With this NCAA clearance, airlines already approved by the relevant authorities to operate at the Anambra airport such as Airpeace, Ibom Air, United Nigeria and others are expected to start scheduling flights into and out of the airport immediately.