The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority announced on Thursday, the 27th of August, 2020 that Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will resume partial international operations on 5th September, 2020.
However, the following airports will remain closed until a new date is determined and announced.
- Mallam Aminu Kano Int’l Airport
- Port Harcourt Int’l Airport Omagwa
- Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport, Enugu
This automatically means that those who wish to book local and International flights can now do so as well as arrange Airport Transfers with Bolt, Treepz, Elegant Airport Transfers or Uber X, to their various Hotel accommodations.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is the regulatory body responsible for overseeing and regulating civil aviation activities in Nigeria. Established in 2006, the NCAA operates under the Federal Ministry of Aviation and is tasked with ensuring the safety, security, and efficiency of civil aviation operations within the country.
Responsibilities of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
1. Safety Regulation:
The NCAA sets and enforces safety regulations, standards, and practices for all aspects of civil aviation, including airlines, airports, aircraft maintenance, and air traffic control. It conducts safety audits, inspections, and certifications to ensure compliance with international aviation standards.
2. Licensing and Certification: The NCAA issues licenses, certificates, and permits to aviation personnel, including pilots, air traffic controllers, aircraft engineers, and aviation training organizations. It also approves and monitors aircraft maintenance organizations.
3. Airworthiness: The authority ensures that aircraft operating in Nigeria meet safety and airworthiness standards. It conducts inspections and oversees maintenance programs to ensure the continued airworthiness of aircraft.
4. Air Transport Regulation: The NCAA regulates the operations of airlines, charter services, and other aviation service providers. It approves flight schedules, monitors airline operations, and enforces safety and operational standards.
5. Consumer Protection: The NCAA works to protect the rights and interests of air passengers by setting rules for issues such as airline ticketing, refunds, and customer service.
6. Security: The authority is involved in aviation security measures to safeguard airports, aircraft, and passengers from threats and acts of terrorism.
7. Environmental Regulation: The NCAA may also be involved in environmental initiatives related to aviation, such as noise reduction, emissions control, and sustainable aviation practices.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and efficient functioning of Nigeria’s civil aviation industry. It works to align with international standards set by organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to maintain a high level of safety and security in aviation operations of airlines within Nigeria.
Source: Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority