4 July 2014

Nigeria: FAAN Says Abuja Airport Closure to Last 30 Hrs

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Friday said the runway of the Nnamdi

Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, would be closed for maintenance work for only 30 hours.

The General Manager, Public Communications of FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati, in a statement, said that the closure would commence at 12 midnight on July 5, to be reopened at 6:00 a.m. on July 7.

Kindly note that the closure is for 30hrs only and NOT three days," the statement stressed.

The authority had on Wednesday said it made a Notice To All Air Men (NOTAM) of the closure at 11.00 p.m. on Saturday and its scheduled reopening at 05.00 a.m. on Monday.

It also noted that the NOTAM had already been issued at the NAIA, notifying all airlines, sister agencies and critical stakeholders.

This facility upgrade is in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requirements and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)-approved Safety, Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs)," FAAN said.

It added that the closure would further elevate safety and security to greater heights.

FAAN, however, apologised for the inconvenience the temporary closure would cause air passengers and airline operators.

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