The military regime created by a coup d’état in Niger decided to reopen its airspace on Monday until commercial flightsclosed as of Aug. 6, according to recordsNiger News Agency (ANP, official).
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“The airspace of the Republic of Niger is open to all national and international commercial flights,” a Ministry of Transport spokesman was quoted as saying by ANP, adding that ground services had also resumed. “The airspace always remains closed to everyone military flights operational and other special flights that are allowed only with the prior approval of the competent authorities”, he added.
On August 6, Niger announced the closure of its airspace “in the face of an increasingly clear threat of intervention from neighboring countries,” while Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) threatened military intervention to restore the elected president Mohamed Bazoumoverthrown in a coup on July 26.
Niger’s land and air borders were closed by the military a day after their takeover, then reopened with five bordering countries on August 2, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Libya, small and Thot. However, certain flights with special approvals could still serve the airport NiameyThe capital of the country.