Abuja - The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has completed safety assessment and design of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) approved Performance Based Navigation (PBN) regional routes to enhance regional connectivity within the African and Indian Ocean (AFI) region.
The agency said these routes included a new airway linking Nairobi in Kenya direct to Abuja in Nigeria (UT475), another linking Bangui in Central African Republic (CAR) direct to Tamale in Ghana (UT458) and a Europe direct route from Abuja to Tamaransset in Algeria (UT416).
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NAMA added that others are an international route from Garoa in Cameroon to Niamey in Niger Republic through Kano in Nigeria (UT459), to Guiney Conakry (467) and Oxilo in Cameroon direct to Lagos (UT457).
Managing Director of NAMA, Engineer Ibrahim Abdulsalam, said these new routes should become operational on the AIRAC date of October 15 and it had been published worldwide through the Nigerian AIP Supplement issued by NAMA.
He said the gains of the new regional routes included enhanced airspace capacity utilization and reduced flight times.
Abdulsalam expressed confidence that the new routes would also boost regional integration, co-operation and trade within the sub-region.
- CAJ News