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Eritrea: Your Guide to Overflight and Landing Permits

Updated: Nov 28, 2023


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Eritrea Overflight & Landing Permits

We at VarnaJet, understand the importance of seamless travel across borders. In this guide, we'll delve into the essentials of obtaining overflight and landing permits in Eritrea, providing you with valuable insights to enhance your flight operations knowledge.


General Information about Eritrea


Eritrea - Horn of Africa


Welcome to the heart of the Horn of Africa, where ancient history meets a promising future—Eritrea

​Capital: Asmara

Official Language: Tigrinya, Arabic, and English

Currency: Eritrean Nakfa (ERN)

Time Zone: East Africa Time (EAT), UTC+3

Now that we've set the stage, let's explore what you need to know about obtaining overflight and landing permits in Eritrea.


Is permit required?

Private Flight

Commercial – Non-scheduled

Overflight Permit

Yes

Yes

Landing Permit

Yes

Yes

Permit Overview

Overflight Permit

Landing Permit

Permit Validity (Hours)

+72

+72

Lead Time (Working Days)

1

2

Permit number format

ERCAA/1234/2023

ERCAA/1234/2023

CAA Processing Fee

NIL

NIL

Air Navigation Bill

CAA to Applicant

-


Is Eritrea an ICAO Member State?

Yes

Is Eritrea a EUROCONTROL Member State?

No

Eritrea 2-LTR Code:

ER

Eritrea ICAO Area Code:

HH

FIR/UIR:

HHAA

Application Process


Flying over or landing in Eritrea, whether for commercial or private purposes, requires the necessary permits from the Eritrea aviation authorities. The two primary types of permits you need to be aware of are overflight permits and landing permits. To obtain an overflight permit for Eritrea, you need to submit a formal application through the Civil Aviation Authority of Eritrea (MTC Asmara) or a designated agent. The application typically includes details about the flight, aircraft, purpose, and route. It's advisable to initiate the application process well in advance, preferably 5 working days before your intended flight date. However, you should read our guide on VarnaJet short notice permits. If your flight necessitates a landing in Eritrea, you'll need to obtain a landing permit. The landing permit requirements generally include the same documentation as overflight permits, with additional considerations, some documentation are not necessarily required; you just need to keep them ready and valid in case they are needed for the permit application.


Required Information

- Operator name & address

- Aircraft registry

- Callsign – Flight number

- Aircraft type – MTOW

- Flight schedule details

- Purpose of flight

- PAX or Cargo details

Required Documentation


When applying for an overflight or landing permit, you might need to provide the following documents:

- Air Operator Certificate (AOC)

- Aircraft Registration Certificate (AR)

- Certificate of Airworthiness (CoA)

- Air Noise Certificate (ANC)

- Insurance Certificate

What to consider when you have a flight over/to Eritrea


Make sure you are aware and ready with the following, even if they might not be requested by CAA:


Insurance Coverage:

You must have valid and comprehensive insurance coverage for your aircraft. Ensure that your insurance meets the requirements set by MTC Asmara.


Flight Plan:

A detailed flight plan including your route, waypoints, and estimated time of arrival and departure from Eritrea airspace.


Aircraft Information:

Details about your aircraft, including registration, type, and capacity.


Crew Information:

The names and qualifications of your flight crew.


Purpose of Flight:

A clear explanation of the purpose of your flight, whether it's for commercial, private, or humanitarian purposes. PAX details or cargo details should be available.


Receiving party /CNOR-CNEE:

In case the landing permit is needed for a specific country/Purpose of Flight; pay attention to have all the contact details of the receiving party.


Navigation Fees:

Eritrea Air Navigation Fees for overflights. These fees can vary depending on the weight factor. Be prepared to cover these fees as part of the permit application process.


You may see our coming guide on Eritrea Air Navigation Charge for more insights on this enroute charge.


Landing Charges:

Major international airports:

Basis: maximum take-off weight


Landing fee is charged at USD 40.00 for the first 20,000 lbs of the aircraft MTOW, and USD 2 per each 1,000 lbs between 20,001 and 40,000 lbs, and USD 2.75 per each 1,000 lbs above 40,000 lbs.


Additional 10% is added for night landings.


Parking Charges:

First three hours is free, thereafter is wing span of aircraft x length x 0.0025 USD


Compliance with International Regulations:

Your flight plan and operations must comply with international aviation regulations and agreements. Ensure that your aircraft is equipped with the necessary communication and navigation systems required for safe airspace transit.


Coordination with VarnaJet


Once your application is submitted, it may take few days for the (MTC Asmara) to process and approve your overflight or landing permit. VarnaJet will ensure quick process of obtaining. VarnaJet coordinates closely with Eritrean authorities, local handling agents or a reliable ground services provider to facilitate a smooth landing process, including ground handling and fuel arrangements, and other essential services when required. Maintain open communication with our team and be prepared for potential changes or delays in your flight schedule that needs to be addressed to our team as soon as possible.


Conclusion


Operating a flight through Eritrean airspace offers a glimpse into a nation rich in history and culture. With VarnaJet as your aviation partner, the complexities of obtaining overflight and landing permits are seamlessly managed, allowing you to focus on the skies and the other tasks that matter most.


Contact VarnaJet today for your next flight and receive all overflight and landing permits with confidence!


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