The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has given the Anambra State Government permission to begin commercial operations at the international cargo and passenger airport on December 2, 2021.
The aviation authority stated in a letter dated December 1, 2021, sent to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, that it has acquired security clearance from relevant security agencies for the opening.
According to the letter, the lack of a positive security clearance was the reason the authority refused to approve the airport’s opening on October 30, 2021, as the state administration had planned.
From sunrise to sunset, Category B aircraft are permitted to land and take off from the airport.
Mr. Marcel Ifejiofor, the Anambra state Commissioner for Works, praised Governor Obiano’s efforts, saying that he never relented even when on vacation to ensure that the Anambra airport is operational in time for the Christmas 2021 mass return of Anambra’s diaspora and other tourists.
Airlines previously licensed to operate at the Anambra airport, like as Air Peace, Ibom Air, United Nigeria Airlines, and others, are anticipated to begin arranging flights into and out of the airport immediately after receiving NCAA approval.