NCAA and IATA set to Collaborate, to Improve Travel Operations in Nigeria…
Written by tobi adejare on May 21, 2019
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is collaborating with the International Air Transport Association, IATA, in the registration and accreditation of Travel Agencies in the country.
The collaboration is to instill sanity and orderliness into the operations of travel agencies in Nigeria and to provide a robust regulatory oversight on this sector of aviation downstream operations.
Spokesman for the NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye said any travel agency operating in Nigeria and was yet to register with NCAA was violating extant Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations, NCAA’s.
To this end, he said, IATA had been directed not to accredit forthwith any agency without NCAA’s certificate of completionregistration.
Mr. Adurogboye stated that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) confers power on NCAA to register and issue certificates to travel agencies without which no travel agency shall operate in Nigeria.
According to the NCAA spokesman, all IATA accredited agents have sixty (60) days within which to register and obtain NCAA’s Certificate of Registration, adding that this ultimatum commenced from 7th May, 2019.
The Authority (NCAA) emphasized that it would continue to carry out its regulatory oversight in all facets of air transport operations with all the seriousness that was required.