The military junta in Niger (Conseil national pour la sauvegarde de la patrie - CNSP) reopened the country's airspace on September 3, 2023, nearly a month after all flights to, from, and over the country were banned.

NOTAM A1096/23 announcing the reopening of the airspace to all civilian flights went into effect at 2218Z on September 3. The authorities simultaneously resumed the provision of ground services. However, the airspace remains closed to all military and special mission flights, which require individual authorisations from the junta.

Nigerien airspace was closed to all traffic on August 6, 2023, shortly after the CNSP overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum, prompting Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member states to threaten an invasion to restore Bazoum. Since then, only a limited number of flights authorised by the junta have been permitted to land at Niamey, including services by Air Burkina (2J, Ouagadougou) (Burkina Faso being an ally of the junta) and Air Algérie (AH, Algiers).

Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows that following the reopening of the airspace, Tunisair (TU, Tunis) has also operated a scheduled flight to Niamey.