Abuja airport to be temporarily closed for 6 weeks for rehabilitation work

Published on : Sunday, March 5, 2017

Abuja airportIn order to enable the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to carry out a major rehabilitation of the runway of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the national capital Abuja, the Nigerian government has approved the temporary closure of the airport for six weeks from March 7.


Normal operations will resume at the Abuja Airport on April 19.


As a result of the temporary closure, Kaduna International Airport in Kaduna State, about 220 north of Abuja, would serve as the alternative facility from March 8, till the completion of the rehabilitation works, FAAN Managing Director Saleh Dunoma said in a statement.


He added that the authority had put in place necessary facilities to ensure the safety and security of all airport users and seamless facilitation at Kaduna International Airport.


He appealed to airline operators, passengers, airport users and other stakeholders to bear with the FAAN, saying that it would continue to upgrade facilities at the nation’s airports in compliance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annexes, on security and safety at airports.


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