IFATC not following ATC Schedule

Hi.

Why is Addis Ababa (HAAB) airport fully staffed with Ground, Tower and Approach controllers right now?

Even the Addis Ababa Center and Khartoum Center frequencies are active and staffed when Africa is nowhere on the ATC schedule this week?

I thought IFATC controllers enforce a strict policy of only opening airports mentioned on the official weekly ATC schedule posted here on IFC.

Clarification on this matter from a IFATC supervisor would be much appreciated in this matter.

Regards,
Amaar Viqar

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There’s an event going on there right now. If you have enough attendees, Tyler will sometimes allow ATC to open for your event.

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Haha yes! MY EVENT IS FEATURED HAHA

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There is a big event 🤣

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Hey. I am one of the controllers at HAAB. There is an event that we have permission to open for.

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No need to get too worked up over this… As the others have mentioned, we’ve got a pretty big convoy headed for Lagos, Nigeria and IFATC’s efforts were very much appreciated in getting us safely out of Addis Ababa.

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Been answered.