Gambia reopens airspace in October

Sep 29, 2020, 12:01 PM

The Gambia is expected to reopen its airport to international flights, amid tight health regulations, by the end of October 2020, the 8th session of the Inter-Ministerial Press Conference revealed on Friday.

The press conference was coordinated by Ministry of Information & Communication Infrastructure (MOICI) through the Office of the Government Spokesperson.

“Renovation works at the main terminal building are near completion, in time for the start of the 2020/2021 tourist season.”

“The refurbished main terminal building will provide more space for both passengers and luggage handling at the arrival and departure halls, and will also have more space for offices, shops and a VIP hall, in the upper floor.”

Similarly, the Control Tower of the airport has been refurbished, upgraded and fitted with new communication gadgets for Air Traffic Controllers.
The online press conference also revealed that refurbishment project at the Banjul International Airport is aimed at improving the working environment at the airport, making it more secure, effective, efficient and competitive.

“When the airport is re-opened, preventive and mitigation measures will be in place in order to enhance safe and efficient operations of air transport, passengers, pilots and crews.”

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