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NAMA records rise in aircraft movement

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, has attributed the increase in foreign airlines operating in the country to enhance safety in the Nation’s airspace.

According to available statistics, the International aircraft movements increased by about thirteen percent from January to June 2012 as compared to the same period last year, while revenue from foreign airlines flying the Nigerian airspace increased by five percent resulting in eight percent passenger movement over the country’s airspace.

At a news conference in Lagos, the Managing Director of NAMA, Mazi Nnamdi Udoh said with the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria and the movement from terrestrial based navigation to satellite had been made safer.

Mazi Udoh said that many International airlines signified interest to fly in Nigeria but the Federal Government was being restrictive due to Bi-lateral Air Service Agreement.

He said that other projects were on-going to consolidate on the safety achieved so far.