- Air Niamey
The number of international carriers operating into Nigeria is set to increase by one as Niger Republic national carrier; Air Niamey commences operations into the country very soon.
A source close to the Ministry of Transport said yesterday that officials from the ministry, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, (legal department and a director from the agency) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, were in Niamey last week to perfect the papers that would enable the airline operate into Nigeria.
Nigeria and Niger Republic had in 2012 signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement, BASA, which would allow carriers from the two countries fly directly into each other’s space, but since the signing of the agreement, no airline from the two countries operates direct flight into each other.
Also, apart from the flight agreement between the two nations, Nigeria and Niger Republic also entered into agreement on maritime, agriculture and rail line services. With the agreements, there would be exchange of expertise between the two countries while both governments are looking at the possibility of operating rail line services into each other’s countries as is the practice in Europe and America.