Strike Alert – U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location:  Niger and French-Speaking West Africa

Event:  Regional African Air Controller Strike

Date:  September 23 – 25, 2022

The Embassy has learned of a regional air traffic controller strike affecting Niger and other countries.  The Air Traffic Control Agency for Africa, ASECNA, urges passengers to check with their airlines regarding flight status during this strike which is expected to last 48 hours.   Here is a link to ASECNA’s web page to check for updates:

Actions to Take:

  • Contact your airline for flight status information
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Check for announcements on the ASECNA website
  • Refer to the Niger Travel Advisory dated April 20, 2022 for other information