FG shuts down Abuja Airport March 7


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has informed all airline operators, passengers, airport users and the general public about the federal government’s approval for a temporary shutdown of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to enable it (FAAN) carry out a major rehabilitation of the runway at the airport.

The managing director of FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma said in a statement that the closure which takes effect from the midnight of March 7 will be for a period of six weeks adding that normal operations will resume at the facility April 19, 2017.

“Due to the temporary closure, Kaduna International Airport will serve as the alternate from 8th March, till the completion of the rehabilitation.

The Authority has put in place necessary facilities that will ensure the safety and security of all airport users and seamless facilitation at the Kaduna International Airport,” he said.

Dunoma appealed to all stakeholders to bear with FAAN as it upgrades its facilities in compliance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annexes, which border on security and safety at airports.


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